Matt Cole

Owner-operators can dispute certain crash rulings in CSA beginning next week

Crashes deemed to be non-preventable during the pilot program will still appear in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Safety Measurement System, but will have a note stating FMCSA reviewed the crash and determined it was non-preventable. 

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Trucker involved in grisly human smuggling operation claims ignorance, had CDL revoked in April

The driver of the tractor-trailer that was found to be smuggling dozens of immigrants, 10 of whom have died, in San Antonio over the weekend claims he did not know there were people inside the sweltering trailer. He also had his CDL revoked in April.

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Trucker charged after 10 found dead in human smuggling operation in Texas

Though the incident appears to be an attempt to smuggle migrants into the U.S., local police have said it is being considered a human trafficking crime. Nearly 40 people were found in the trailer in San Antonio on Saturday.

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Bandit Series sees first-time winner in Tommy Boileau

Tommy Boileau took advantage of a timely caution flag to grab his first Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series win at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Daimler recalls approximately 1,550 severe duty trucks

Affected trucks include 2015-2017 Freightliner 108SD, 2015-2017 Freightliner 114SD and 2015-2017 Freightliner Business Class M2 models built between Dec. 16, 2014, and April 27, 2017.

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FMCSA rejects fleet’s 30-minute break exemption request

In its denial, FMCSA says when the 30-minute break provision was proposed, it was based on research that stated periods free from work were followed by improved work performance. The agency says the break benefits drivers and improves safety.

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Thunderbird spreads its wings: Rare White Western Star cabover restored

Pete Caporal says he found out only 620 of these cabovers were built in 1979, before White went out of business in 1980. He says during the restoration they found etched in the frame the number 475, the number of the truck off the assembly line.

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Montana, Dakotas suspend hours regs for drought relief haulers

In addition to hours-of-service reprieves for truckers hauling supplies to help livestock producers in the states, Montana and North Dakota’s orders also ease weight limit regulations for drivers hauling hay and water to ranchers.

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Short-haul carriers petition FMCSA for exemption from ELD mandate

Electronic Logging Device - ELD Example

An association representing drivers who contract to haul equipment for pipeline construction projects and a water service hauling fleet are seeking exemptions from the ELD mandate for some of their drivers who exceed the hours limits on the short-term logging exemption.

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Short-haul intermodal fleet petitions FMCSA for logbook exemption

RDS is seeking the exemption for the times the drivers work longer than 12 hours.

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