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Driver hours changes: Bummer of a proposal?

Expectation among many haulers leading into FMCSA's Dec. 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change drivers' hours of service regulations was that at least some larger degree of sleeper berth flexibility would be reintroduced in order that, as so many have put it to me over the past year's worth of debating the issue, "truck drivers can sleep when they're tired." It doesn't appear that we've gotten that at all, in spite of all the hope ...

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Tonnage index dips

Index dropped in November from October and compared with November 2009, adjusted tonnage climbed 3.9 percent.

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ATA wants to keep hours rules

American Trucking Associations has issued a white paper and launched a website highlighting successes of the current HOS regulations.

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ATA seeks more CSA changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it won’t implement the new system until at least Dec. 12.

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Road Team finalists named

Thirty-four truckers are finalists in the American Trucking Associations’ selection process to become 2011-2012 America's Road Team Captains.

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Freight 6.1 percent ahead of 2009

Year-to-date through October, seasonally adjusted tonnage is up 6.1 percent compared with the same period in 2009.

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Court rules against ATA to speed up port case

A federal court has denied the American Trucking Associations’ request to expedite its appeal in its lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles port driver employee rule on hold

A federal judge issued a temporary injunction preventing the Port of Los Angeles from implementing its driver employee requirement.

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ATA truck tonnage index gains in September

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in September after falling a revised 2.8 percent in August.

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TCA changes stance to favor higher truck weights

The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.

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