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CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

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Will DVIR relief give you a piece of $1.7 billion?

The new DOT chief, Anthony Fox, to his credit announced a proposed rule this week that would eliminate the requirement for filing a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report when no defects are found with truck or trailer. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says no-defect DVIRs account for 95 percent of the filings. Anything that reduces red tape in trucking is a good thing. This same step was taken last year with a comparable requirement for truck ...

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Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA

A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."

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Oral arguments set for CSA suit

The suit brought by the Alliance for Safe and Efficient Truck Transportation (ASECTT), filed last year in federal district court in Washington, D.C., will see first oral arguments made Sept. 10.

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FMCSA wins case, pilot program with Mexico to continue

The cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico will continue, as a federal court has ruled against both cases filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against the program.

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Pilot program expands, some Mexican carriers issued out-of-service orders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program is about to get a 13th participant. Some participant trucks and drivers have been orders OOS recently.

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Wash hands, prevent crashes

I have it on good authority the FMCSA will be unveiling their “We are the Borg” campaign sometime next year. It will require drivers to look directly into an inward-facing dashcam every 30 seconds and moo.

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Broker organization sues over hike in bond requirement

AIPBA alleges FMCSA violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, given the agency did not conduct rulemaking to raise the minimum required broker bond from $10K to $75K, slated to go into effect October 1.

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Hours changes premium: $300 down, more to come…

Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."

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Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

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