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Father, 2 sons sentenced for trucking fraud

A federal judge has the trio to prison and to pay almost $1.12 million in fines for operating a double brokering scheme.

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What’s proposed, what’s next

Onboard recorders could be required for all carriers that now do traditional logging. These stories will get you caught up with the developments.

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Congressman criticizes cross-border trucking plan

Peter DeFazio questioned how the cross-border plans will comply with federal pilot program rules and cross-border trucking appropriations provisions.

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Congress extends transportation funds

Extension will fund infrastructure and safety programs through September.

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Budget includes $129B for transportation

More than 55 separate highway programs would be streamlined into five core programs to eliminate overlap.

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Keeping up with hours of service

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

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DOT reaffirms distracted driving focus

Safeway says its 1,525 truck drivers are prohibited from talking or texting on cell phones, or from using hands-free devices while driving.

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SpeakOut

Drivers weigh in on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, low per-mile pay, CSA regulations and much more.

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Most carriers unranked as CSA launches

Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.

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Ghosts of violations past

For owner-operator purposes, CSA 2010 started three years ago. That’s how far back your violations are taken into account.

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