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Truckers cope with flooding crisis, the FMCSA begins its Pre-Employment Screening Program, a cross-border trucking program with Mexico will be announced soon, steps toward sleep disorder screening are taken and many more industry issues are featured.

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Protect yourself

Smart decisions on where you park, what you say and how you operate will help prevent theft.

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Know before you tow

Plenty of prep before an emergency is the best way to avoid an outrageous towing bill.

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OOIDA donates to outreach

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association donated $10,000 to the St. Christopher Fund to commemorate Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan, the 17-year-old who is running across the nation to gain support for the outreach, the OOIDA announced. The fund helps truckers who face obstacles paying for medical care. Jordan, a resident of Ashby, Minn., started her run last September in California and plans to finish in New York City. Lee Jordan, her father and life OOIDA member, escorts her in the ...

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Trucking groups oppose climate change bill

ATA and OOIDA contend the bill will lead to a fuel tax that will hit truckers hard.

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Merits of port truck programs debated

Southern California port Clean Truck Programs were discussed at a Congressional hearing as to whether trucking law should be changed.

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Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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Feature Article: Getting on board

Some owner-operators fear that electronic onboard recorders cost too much and invade their privacy. As EOBR use spreads, others are embracing them after discovering improved productivity, safety and record-keeping.

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

In an April 9 letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a truck dealers group and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced opposition to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007. Senate Bill 1733, “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” would transfer the authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency when determining fuel economy rules ...

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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