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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA shuts down Tennessee carrier for multiple violations

The agency said it found multiple federal violations in hours-of-service compliance, driver qualification requirements, drug and alcohol testing and vehicle maintenance.

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DOT issues safety alert on transporting fireworks

As the nation prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Transportation is working on many fronts to help prevent unnecessary accidents and fatalities due to the unsafe transport of fireworks. Now through July 8, the department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will conduct a nationwide roadside inspection sweep to ensure that commercial motor vehicles transporting fireworks categorized as Class 1 Explosives are operating in full compliance with federal and state safety ...

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Highway bill compromise raises broker bond to $75,000

Language in the tentative agreement raises the surety bond minimum to $75,000 from $10,000, where it had been since the deregulation era.

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ASECTT challenges ‘CSA is working’ contention

Trucking group disputes FMCSA's statistical correlation between the Unsafe Driving and Fatigued Driving BASICs and actual crash rates.

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FMCSA takes 287 drivers off the road

During its annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep, FMCSA said 287 commercial drivers were removed from the road.

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Stuff your electronic toolbox

Trucker Tools contains apps for obtaining permits, tags, operating authority, bookkeeping services, factoring service, truck stop coupons and much more.

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Anne Ferro conferences on issues with owner-operators

Run-down of the Wednesday, June 20, 2012 call hosted by the Trucking Solutions Group with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro on critical industry issues. Find a summation of some of the major points with a link to the entire recorded call.

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Fourth Mexican carrier admitted to program

FMCSA has accepted a fourth carrier to its cross-border trucking pilot program.

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ATA urges FMCSA to remain committed to CSA goal

In a white paper released this week, ATA urges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remain committed CSA's goal of reducing crashes.

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