Matt Cole

One20: Nearly 60 percent of users still haven’t switched to e-logs

One20’s Vice President of Marketing Amanda Ford says 57 percent of drivers surveyed don’t use electronic logging devices, and that number jumps to 60 percent with drivers over the age of 45.

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Three in a row: Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt grabs another Bandit Series win

Proffitt drove his No. 14 truck hard into turn three on the last lap Saturday, bumping Chris Kikelhan's No. 01 lapped truck in front of then-leader Justin Ball to get around both trucks and earn the win.

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Surprise inspection sprees target truckers in Nebraska

A total of 261 inspections were conducted during the three inspection sprees, and 109 trucks, or 42 percent, were placed out-of-service for violations related to brakes, tires and more.

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Senators press regulators to speed up implementation of driver drug testing changes

The senators noted in the letter the December 2015-passed FAST Act highway bill required the HHS to issue guidelines for hair testing as a method of detecting the use of drugs within one year, but the Dec. 4, 2016, deadline passed without action. Failing to meet the deadline, the letter adds, has prevented the DOT from allowing hair testing to be a federally approved testing method.

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States look to bar protesters from blocking highways

Tennessee and South Dakota have both passed laws pertaining to blocking highways with protests, while Iowa, North Carolina, Washington state and Massachusetts each have legislation pending that increases penalties to those who intentionally block highways.

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Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt picks up second Bandit truck racing win, series heads to South Carolina

Allen Boles jumped out to an early lead in the race, gaining nearly a full straightaway lead on the rest of the 13-truck field. A caution flag took the wind out of Boles' sails with less than 10 laps to go in the 25-lap race, and Proffitt was able to take advantage.

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Cost of congestion for trucking in 2015: 1 billion hours, $63 billion

At the state level, Florida and Texas accounted for the most congestion with each totaling over $5 million in total cost of congestion. The two states combined to account for 16.5 percent of the nation’s total congestion cost.

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South Carolina lawmakers override guv’s veto, enact diesel tax increase

Diesel taxes will increase by 2 cents each July through 2022 in South Carolina for a total of a 12-cent increase, meant to benefit the state’s infrastructure. The fuel tax will increase from 16 cents to 28 cents over the next six years.

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Back to normal: I-85 in Atlanta reopens six weeks after collapse

While through-trucks are not allowed to take I-85 through downtown Atlanta where the collapse occurred, the number of vehicles that had to be rerouted onto I-285, I-20 and other highways and surface streets clogged traffic around the city during the repair process.

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Fireworks hauling group seeks hours exemption for another member company

An exemption granted last year by FMCSA allows 51 carriers to operate outside of compliance of the 14-hour rule. The exemption is good through 2020. The new request would, if granted, add Pyro Shows of Alabama to the list of companies waived from compliance with the 14-hour rule in the weeks surrounding July 4.

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