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Unity diaries: Jason’s Law lives

It's been more than two years since New York trucker Jason Rivenburg was slain in South Carolina after being held up while parked at an abandoned commercial property. It's also been two years since House member Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill named for Rivenburg, "Jason's Law," to provide boosted funding for states to expand secure truck parking along freight corridors. As time drags on, oftentimes comparatively small initiatives tend to vanish from the memories of ...

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Jason’s Law re-introduced

Jason’s Law would provide $20 million annually over six years for truck parking upgrades on the National Highway System.

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Groups spar over heavier truck proposal

Teamsters, safety advocates, railroads oppose heavier trucks, while ATA favors bill to allow them.

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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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