National Tank Truck Carriers said it voted to support the electronic logging mandate last July.
Drivers with certain records are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with clean driving records.
The national average price is at its highest level since Sept. 1, 2008, when it was $4.121 and $1.03 a gallon higher than the same week last year.
Bills would mandate electronic on-board recorders and prevent CDL holders from continuing to drive trucks or buses after failing alcohol or drug tests.
For the first two months of 2011, freight shipments measured by the Freight TSI were down 0.6 percent.
"Crime Against Truckers – Protection on the Road" airs April 14 online.
FMCSA will continue to accept and consider comments on all issues within the scope of the proposed electronic recorder rule.
Small businesses that qualify as small contractors and suppliers can fill out one application for the Port of Seattle and King County.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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