Jill Dunn

Unified Carrier Registration enforcement starts Feb. 1

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has recommended 2013 roadside enforcement of the Unified Carrier Registration to begin Feb. 1.

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Pennsylvania, Kansas turnpikes increase tolls

On Sunday, drivers begin paying a toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and in three weeks, Kansas Turnpike users also will see a toll hike.

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Driver fatigue criteria questioned in court

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested a federal court’s intervention in what it describes as FMCSA amending out-of-service criteria outside the rulemaking process.

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Agency studying whether EOBRs can be used to harass drivers

FMCSA is requesting comment on a proposed survey examining driver harassment and coercion related to electric onboard recorders.

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Trucking gift guide: What to give (or ask for) this gift-giving season

Truckers may deliver the freight that becomes the nation’s Christmas presents, but they are not always the easiest ones to buy for on a gift list. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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After accident that kills trooper, trucker ordered to shut down

FMCSA has declared a trucker an imminent hazard after his truck struck and killed a state trooper and has ordered him to cease all operations immediately Nov. 30.

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Pilot program with Mexico comes under fire in court

Federal judges heard oral arguments presented on the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico Dec. 6.

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Trucker Christmas parades set for Saturday

Eureka, Calif. and Riddle, Ore. will host the cities’ traditional Christmas parades of lighted trucks competing for prizes Saturday.

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Agency allows in-cab camera monitoring to continue

A company conducting research on behalf of the FMCSA has received an exemption to install windshield-mounted camera-based monitoring systems in up to 500 commercial motor vehicles.

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New exhaust regulations start Jan. 1

For those making runs in California, be ready — state officials are set to begin Jan. 1 strict enforcement of new regulations for truck exhaust and will be dinging violators about $1,000 per violation.

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