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ASECTT challenges ‘CSA is working’ contention

Trucking group disputes FMCSA's statistical correlation between the Unsafe Driving and Fatigued Driving BASICs and actual crash rates.

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Amendment seeks to curtail EPA oversight of fuel standards

A House committee may consider an amendment to prevent the EPA from regulating fuel and emission standards in trucks.

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FMCSA adds caveat on crash responsibility to CSA websites

An FMCSA representative said language that underscores the lack of crash responsibility in crash data was added to the CSA website.

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Diesel price continues to drop

The national average retail diesel price fell 5.1 cents to $3.678 a gallon during the week ended Monday, June 25.

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85 mph speed limit on the horizon?

Two weeks ago, Texas Department of Transportation officials told media sources of a feasibility study to consider an 85 mph speed limit on State Highway 130.

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Equipment leasing, finance Confidence Index falls in June

Relfecting rowing concern over the European debt crisis, U.S. unemployment and regulatory and political uncertainty, the Equipment Finance Industry's Monthly Confidence Index declined this month.

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Hours-of-service court case moves forward

The newest court challenge to FMCSA's hours-of-service rulemaking is scheduled on the U.S. Court of Appeal's schedule.

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House committee approves FY2013 transportation measure

The House Appropriations Committee approved its fiscal year 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations that keeps FMCSA funding at FY2012 levels.

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Bluetooth CB with safety features

Cobra’s 29 LX model CB delivers an array of safety features, including 10 NOAA weather channels, 24x7 Emergency Weather Alerts, a LCD display and a noise cancelling microphone. The 29 LX BT uses Bluetooth technology, allowing truckers to wirelessly connect their CB radio to their mobile phone. On the road, drivers can make and receive cell phone calls through the 29 LX BT without ever touching their phone. For more information, visit cobra.com.

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TeleType truck routing app for Android

TeleType has released SmartTruckRoute, a truck routing Android application. SmartTruckRoute’s routing considerations include low bridge heights and clearances, load limits, one-way road designations, sharp turns and allowances. The app also offers updated truck specific maps and routes, provides turn-by-turn instructions, gives dynamic routing based on size and weight of vehicle, which are user definable truck specifications, supports Hazmat restrictions by class to avoid tunnels and other restricted areas as appropriate and displays surrounding traffic and aerial ...

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