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FAA Releases Rule for Small Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its first operational rules for the “routine commercial use” of small drones.

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Trailers Orders Down 14% in May

Trailer orders fell nearly 14% month over month in May, coming close to earlier projections for a seasonal slowdown.

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Economic Watch: Business Investment Sinks as Durable Orders Decline

Orders and shipments of long-lasting durable goods fell in May, according to a preliminary Commerce Department report. One measure of business investment fell by the most in three months, but other reports show homes and consumers remain a cornerstone of the economy.

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Philly to Restrict Truck Access During Democratic Convention

Commercial vehicles weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Penn., for security purposes during the Democratic National Convention.

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FMCSA Garners Assist in Court Fight over ELD Rule

The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up FMCSA's defense of its ELD rule against a lawsuit brought by OOIDA that contends the rulemaking is seriously flawed.

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Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.

Percent change in value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows by mode: April 2015-April 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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Trucking Only Mode to See Monthly Hike in NAFTA Freight

Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value between North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in April 2016 compared to the same time a year ago, but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.2% drop in the total current dollar value of cross-border freight.

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Economic Watch: Manufacturing Rebounding, Overall Growth Moderate

The nation’s manufacturing is continuing to show signs of renewed life following a downturn, while separate reports show overall moderate economic growth with existing home sales booming.

LinkeDrive’s Pedal Coach provides instant feedback on driver performance delivered to the driver’s smartphone. Photo: LinkeDrive

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9 Ways You Can Use Technology to Cut Fuel Use

Whether you’re looking to improve mpg or reduce overall fuel use and cost, automated routing and dispatching systems, telematics, in-cab nav, analytics and other systems improve efficiencies, reduce unproductive miles and monitor drivers and equipment.

Four-week spot freight market trends. Graphic: DAT

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Spot Truckload Freight Rates Continue Seasonal Strength

Seasonal increases in spot truckload freight rates are continuing, according to new figures posted by the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

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