James Jaillet

Diesel price jumps, continues bouncing up and down

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose in the week ended Jan. 27 3.1 cents to $3.904, climbing after two weeks of price drops, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Agency lifts hours of service rules for propane haulers in the South

Joining propane haulers in the Midwest and Eastern regions, propane haulers in the South are now temporarily exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations in light of cold temperatures and propane shortages around the country.

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Window tinting group pushes FMCSA for exemption of regs to help driver comfort, health

The International Window Film Association has filed an application for exemption with FMCSA to allow windows to the right and left of drivers to be tinted beyond current federal regulations.

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Fuel card provider Comdata, truck stop chains to pay $130M in settlement with independent truck stops

Fuel card provider Comdata, along with TA, Love's, Pilot and Country Stores have agreed to pay $130 million to 4,000 independent truck stops in a class-action settlement over allegations that Comdata charged them 500 to 1,000 percent more per transaction.

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Study: Shippers should find efficiencies to deal with productivity loss

In the interest of maintaining good relationships with customers, a recent study of the hours of service rule change suggests that companies through the supply chain should not pass any increased costs on, but should instead look for ways to increase efficiency.

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FMCSA broadens ability to revoke authority from carriers who repeatedly violate safety regs

FMCSA has published a final rule expanding its ability to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of "egregious disregard" for compliance with federal safety rules. The rule will become effective Feb. 21.

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Diesel down another 1.3 cents, enters downward trend

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now has fallen nearly 4 cents in the last two weeks, falling 1.3 cents in the week ended Jan. 20 to $3.873, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Hours of service rules waived in 24 states for propane haulers

In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.

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Agency to publish rule to strengthen ability to shut down carriers with ‘pattern’ of unsafety

FMCSA is set to publish a proposed rule that will allow it to suspend or revoke the authority of motor carriers who have been found to have a pattern of "egregious disregard" for federal safety rules, rather than relying on results of compliance reviews alone.

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Study of truck driver health shows cluster of high-risk factors for chronic diseases

A survey of nearly 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed a "constellation of chronic disease risk factors" in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration.

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