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ATA requests hours review

The association asks the court to review the recently published final rule changing hours-of-service regulations.

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Amendment defeats heavier trucks

A bipartisan amendment to require a study of the impact of heavier truck weight limits was approved.

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Tonnage index surges in December

Last year, tonnage increased 5.9 percent over the previous year, which was the biggest annual rise since 1998, according to ATA.

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LogBook

Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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ATA tonnage index rises

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent in November following a revised 0.4 percent gain in October.

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Former owner-operator going after MCSAC committee representation

As I've written about here in weeks prior, former owner-operator Fred Schaffner, a man with a passion for fighting for fairness in the treatment of drivers in the face of regulatory flux and with a keen eye on the regulatory process, came out of the Truck Driver Social Media Convention last October on a mission: to do his part to make drivers' voices a part of the influential, if relatively young (established in 2006), Motor ...

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Groups plan Stand Up for Trucking day Feb. 1

Shippers and carriers are working collectively so Congressional representatives understand how trucking contributes to the country’s well-being.

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Safety board urges total cell phone use ban by all drivers

NTSB’s recommendation would have to be adopted separately by each U.S. state since states have authority over driver behavior.

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Driver turnover increases

Turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89 percent in the third quarter of 2011, the fourth straight quarterly increase, ATA said.

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Language of the MCSAC/MRB sleep apnea recommendations

You've more than likely seen the news, available via Overdrive here, that firm recommendations for guidance on required evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea among truck drivers with a body mass index (BMI) measurement of 35 or higher came down from the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee in their joint meeting with the Medical Review Board late yesterday. At the 11th hour, too, a second formal recommendation was added to the discussion mix, namely ...

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