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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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DOT steps up carrier inspections

FMCSA has cracked down on unsafe carriers through surprise inspections, full compliance reviews and enforcement actions.

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