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ATA truck tonnage index up in 1st quarter

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February.

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EOBRs controversy over the national airwaves missing extant/emerging solutions

Wednesday, National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" program ran this piece on the issue of the proposed federal mandate for electronic on-board recorder use for hours-of-service monitoring. If it goes into effect, virtually all interstate haulers will be required to use an EOBR for logs. You can still comment on the proposed EOBR rule, through May 23. In the NPR piece, owner-operator Terry Button is featured (click the photo thumbnail of him here, by Maggie Starbard, for ...

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Driver hiring, turnover increase in 4th quarter

Large truckload fleet turnover rose to 69 percent in the fourth quarter, its highest level since the second quarter of 2008.

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Groups oppose diverting highway funds

OOIDA testified against proposal to shift Highway Trust Fund dollars to non-highway transportation projects.

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ATA supports bill to close drug test loophole

Loophole allows truck drivers who have tested positive for drugs or alcohol to deceive carriers and continue driving.

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FMCSA unveils cross-border trucking plan

Cross-border trucking project with Mexico will require fewer participants and equip participating Mexican trucks with GPS or electronic on-board recorders.

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ATA supports electronic logs

ATA said Compliance Safety Accountability program shows a link between compliance with hours-of-service rules and carrier safety performance.

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Back to the past: $4 diesel returns

Well it's official, folks. The Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel report this week showed the national average with 3 cents of the $4 mark, reaching the highest point yet in the now near nine-month run-up in price we've seen since last August, by now oh-so eerily reminiscent of the 2007-08 run (an Overdrive headline in April 2008 read, "No April Fool's joke: $4 diesel"). This blow-up is ever more remarkable in what it's been revealing about the glacial ...

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ATA index drops in February

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.9 percent after increasing a revised 3.5 percent in January 2011.

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Groups veto hours changes

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the American Trucking Associations and a shippers’ group all opposed the proposals.

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