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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
How the two basic types of ELDs operate
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How the two basic types of ELDs operate

All compliant electronic logging devices will share a common bond: They can record data coming in from the system that controls the truck’s engine and component parts. The ELD final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was specific in requiring synchronization with the electronic control module. That’s one of the reasons the agency...

November 28, 2017November 28, 2017by
OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers
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OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers

The House’s Small Business Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing featuring owner-operators and other small business truckers intended to examine the impact federal regulations have on small trucking companies and “explore ways to to provide regulatory relief to the industry.” Testimony will be heard from Monte Widerhold of B.L. Reever Transport, who’s testifying on...

November 28, 2017November 28, 2017by
Diesel prices continue upward trend
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Diesel prices continue upward trend

Diesel fuel prices continue to creep up as 2017 draws to a close as prices increased by 1.4 cents during the week ending Nov. 27, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The increase brings the national average to $2.926 per gallon, the highest diesel prices have been since March 2015. During the week,...

November 28, 2017November 28, 2017by
Orders trickle in for Tesla Semi
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Orders trickle in for Tesla Semi

Just two days after California automaker Tesla revealed its battery-powered Semi, orders started rolling in. John Roberts, J.B. Hunt president and chief executive officer, says his company has placed a reservation for “multiple” Tesla tractors, each requiring a $5,000 down payment for a 2019 production date. Roberts says reserving the trucks was an important step...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by
ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces
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ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces

Carriers who are hit with citations for non-compliance with FMCSA’s electronic logging device mandate will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala. It was previously announced that those drivers also will not be put out of service...

November 16, 2017November 16, 2017by
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