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FMCSA’s hours rule justification includes, well, guess who…

You can imagine my surprise yesterday when, just as I'm perusing portions of the new hours rule's full text in preparation for a story or two I'm putting together for Truckers News and Overdrive, I get an email from a colleague making note of the fact that none other than my own reporting is sourced in part of the rule's justification. Sure enough, right there on the 13th page of the 55-page document, in response to ...

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Freight TSI dips in October

The index is 4 percent higher than in October 2010.

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Take CSA challenge: Win iPad, $5,000

The folks at Big Truck TV, in partnership with AT&T, have announced a competition taking applications from potential competitors, including you, through early February. "The CSA Challenge will comprise six challengers being chosen to compete over a two-month period," or 10 weeks, says Michael Carpentier, Big Truck TV CEO. Each challenger will receive an iPad2 with which to answer questions over the 10-week period by recording video answers, to be posted online and voted on ...

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Trade with Canada, Mexico up

Surface transportation trade among the three countries increased 13.8 percent in September over September 2010.

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Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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ATA rebuts LaHood on hours proposal research

Transportation secretary said comprehensive data and analysis on driver fatigue supports proposed changes.

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DOT to speed up paperwork for 3 highway projects

Projects will be expedited through permitting and environmental review processes to improve the efficiency of federal reviews.

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FMCSA warns about phony marketing tactics

FMCSA has received numerous inquiries from carriers about pushy attempts to sell products such as logbooks.

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DOT updates rules timetable

Agency has updates on electronic recorders, hours of service and speed limiters on trucks.

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DOT funds for Iowa

$2 million in emergency money goes to the Iowa Department of Transportation to reimburse the state for work done on federal-aid highways.

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