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ELD compliance delay sought by Sikh, Punjabi trucker groups
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ELD compliance delay sought by Sikh, Punjabi trucker groups

Read full article here. By Matt Cole | @MattColeRR Two groups representing Sikh truckers and Punjabi truckers are petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a delay in complying with the electronic logging device mandate for members who haul agricultural products, as well as small business trucker members. SikhsPAC and the North American Punjabiz...

January 29, 2018January 29, 2018by
Volvo eyes 2019 for electric truck sales
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Volvo eyes 2019 for electric truck sales

Volvo Trucks this week said it expects to begin selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units put into operation with select customers later this year. Göran Nyberg, President of Volvo Trucks North America, says electric trucks drastically reduce noise and exhaust emissions and create new opportunities to manage logistics. For example,...

January 24, 2018January 24, 2018by
Drivers meet with Sen. Ted Cruz to talk hours of service rewrite
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Drivers meet with Sen. Ted Cruz to talk hours of service rewrite

Wednesday, January 17, a group of truckers took a meeting with United States Senator Ted Cruz in order to press concerns over the Department of Transportation’s electronic logging device mandate and the current hours of service rule. Originally called for by trucker Dave McCauley after he made contacts with Cruz’s office on a trip McCauley and other haulers...

January 22, 2018January 22, 2018by
Carrier and driver info seemingly safe after hack of FMCSA site, agency says
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Carrier and driver info seemingly safe after hack of FMCSA site, agency says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has said that a hack of the online tool drivers use to find medical examiners for DOT physicals is the cause behind the site’s now month-long outage. However, no data within the system, such as information on drivers, appears to have been compromised, the agency has told Overdrive. “There was no evidence...

January 10, 2018January 10, 2018by
FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver
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FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver

Federal trucking regulators have granted a 90-day waiver to agricultural commodities and livestock haulers from installing electronic logging devices in their trucks, and issued a separate clarification on potential miles that are exempt from hours-of-service requirements for agriculture haulers. In a pair of announcements, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it is granting the limited...

January 8, 2018January 8, 2018by
Indicators: Shippers ‘feeling the pinch’ of tight truck market
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Indicators: Shippers ‘feeling the pinch’ of tight truck market

Tight capacity hammering shippers conditions: In the lead up to the year’s busiest freight season, market conditions for shippers continued to deteriorate, according to the monthly Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The index’s reading in October plunged to one of its lowest points in recent years, with truck rates on both the spot market and...

January 3, 2018January 3, 2018by
Diesel prices start 2018 near $3 a gallon mark
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Diesel prices start 2018 near $3 a gallon mark

With the change of the calendar to 2018, diesel fuel prices across the U.S. shot up by seven cents during the week ending Jan. 1, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The country’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel starts 2018 just shy of the $3 mark — $2.973. This puts...

January 3, 2018January 3, 2018by
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