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Permanent hours-of-service fix, minimum driver age, highway funding top ATA agenda for 2015

In addition to a more long-term hours-of-service fix, Osiecki says ATA will promote increasing fuel taxes to boost highway funding, building a national freight plan, lowering the legal age to obtain a CDL and dealing with federal emissions standards.

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Volvo dedicates new VNL tractor for ATA’s Road Team

The truck and trailer will be used at events around the country to promote trucking’s image and teach members of the public about the industry.

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80 percent of public oppose overturning current hours rule, trucking questions study

Safety groups are pushing a new study that shows 80 percent of the American public wants Congress to leave the 2013 hours-of-service rule in place and to abandon efforts to suspend the rule. Trucking groups, however, say the results of the study are “misleading” and “harmful.”

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Trucking Moves America Forward close to reaching funds goal

The campaign has surpassed 80 percent of its $1 million fundraising goal, TMAF announced at the ATA conference earlier this week.

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Carl Schultz named ATA driver of the year

Currently with Davis Express, in addition to accumulating well over 4 million miles of safe driving, Schultz has been recognized many times during his lengthy career for his hard work and commitment to safety.

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Hours of service remains top concern in carrier survey

Fleet difficulty finding drivers rose to No. 2, followed by CSA, driver retention, the ELD mandate and truck parking. Weight in yourself via this post's related poll and in the comments.

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Coalition of trucking groups calls for removal of public CSA scores

Ten trucking groups sent a letter to the DOT pleading for the public scores in the CSA program to be removed from public view, pointing to research that says the scores are not a reliable predictor of safety.

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Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

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ATA lawsuit against NY use of toll revenue thrown out over procedural problem

ATA’s class-action suit against the New York Thruway Authority and its practice of shifting toll Thruway toll revenue to upkeep the state’s canal system has been thrown out, as a federal judge in the state’s Southern District ruled Aug. 6 to dismiss the case.

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FMCSA’s Ferro, trucking groups square off in Senate over hours, agency priorities

At a Senate hearing this week, regulators and trucking groups offered testimony to lawmakers about what could be done to improve truck safety in the U.S. Here are some highlights.

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