James Jaillet

Hours rule waivers for propane haulers extended as Obama signs exemption bill

Propane haulers in 36 states are exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations until May 31, as President Barack Obama signed a bill into law March 21 that extends waivers first granted in February by FMCSA.

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Cummins natural gas engine recall affects some Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner trucks

As part of the 25,000-engine recall issued last month Cummins and Cummins-Westport earlier this month, more than 2,000 2014-2015 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks have been recalled, along with more than 3,200 2008-2015 Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built model trucks and buses.

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Diesel price slips, falls 1.8 cents to $4 even

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended March 17 to $4.003 a gallon, according to the DOE. That's the biggest drop since mid-January.

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New rule includes 8 ways to help prevent e-log harassment

FMCSA outlines eight proposed provisions to attempt to prevent driver harassment with ELDs. Congress and the courts directed FMCSA to include safeguards against driver harassment in the rule.

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Logging device mandate could come in 2016, outlines hardware spec’s, harassment provisions

The rule addresses driver harassment protections, hardware specifications and hours of service-related supporting documents.

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FMCSA proposes rule mandating electronic logging devices

The compliance date for the mandate will be two years after the final rule is published, which will come after a 60-day public comment period.

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Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year

Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.

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Diesel price still projected to fall in 2014, 2015, but forecast price climbing

The Dept. of Energy's most recent Short Term Energy Outlook projects the U.S.' average diesel price to fall to $3.85 this year, a 7-cent drop from 2013's average of $3.92 and a 12-cent drop from 2012's $3.97. Those numbers, however both are upward revisions of previous projections.

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E-log mandate likely coming soon: White House clears rule, publication nearing

After more than seven months in waiting, the proposed rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices has cleared the White House's Office of Management and Budget, likely paving the way for a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be published by the end of the month.

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E-log mandate publication date pushed back again, now expected April 9

A proposed rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices (aka Electronic Onboard Recorders) is now projected to be published April 9, according to a monthly report from the Department of Transportation, who has been pushing back the projected publication date for the rule since mid-November.

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