The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the American Trucking Associations and a shippers’ group all opposed the proposals.
Prices have advanced for 13 consecutive weeks. The national average price is 85.5 cents higher than the same week last year.
FreightWatch reported the volume of cargo theft grew throughout the western hemisphere.
More than 55 separate highway programs would be streamlined into five core programs to eliminate overlap.
A federal judge has ruled Minnesota State Patrol conduct during a 2008 inspection violated a trucker’s rights against unreasonable search and seizure.
FMCSA will hold a listening session on its hours-of-service proposal Feb. 17. Agency officials will take comments and questions online.
ATA said the seasonally adjusted December index was the highest since September 2008.
Drivers are encouraged to comment on the FMCSA proposal by Feb. 28 to influence the final outcome.
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