Texas

Texas law to allow increased weight for intermodal containers

The law will allow six-axle combination intermodal trucks to weigh up to 93,000 pounds and seven-axle trucks to weigh up to 100,000 pounds. Current Texas law allows gross weights up to 84,000 pounds with a permit.

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Love’s opens new south Texas store

The store adds 86 truck parking spaces to south Texas, along with Chester's Chicken and McDonald's restaurants.

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Texas, land of windshield monsters

"George assures me the ratio of windshield breaks associated with Texas is directly related to the number of times we've been there. I say it's windshield monsters."

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Florida legislature eyeing December 2018 ELD deadline for intrastate carriers, California uncertain

Florida's move for its sizable intrastate market follows that of Texas, which adopted a December 2019 date for the ELD requirements for intrastate carriers. California Highway Patrol reps, meanwhile, note they're yet uncertain on an intrastate ELD mandate there.

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POLL: Interstate/intrastate — Which hours of service rule do you operate within?

What's the nature of your operation when it comes to hours of service -- are you running under the primary U.S. hours rules (irrespective of niche-specific variants like oilfield), a combination of U.S./Canadian rules, one of the various intrastate parameters or short-haul exceptions?

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Texas to require intrastate drivers to use ELDs by 2019, other states to follow

Texas has updated its hours of service code to require intrastate truckers to use electronic logging devices to record duty status. Truck operators in the state must begin using the devices by Dec. 19, 2019. Though Texas appears to be the first state to issue an ELD requirement for intrastate truckers, other states will likely soon follow.

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PrePass adds Texas tolls to services

In order to take advantage of PrePass for Texas tolls, PrePass Plus users must opt in to the new services and complete an authorization form.

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Landstar’s new Laredo facility

The 31,000-square-foot logistics facility is located on a 50-acre site that accommodates 450 trailers and provides room for future expansion. A heavy/specialized freight area with a custom 120-ton, stand-alone bridge crane, the company says, can transload the largest superloads.

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Winter weather jams up major highways in southeast

A swath of winter weather across the Southeast ranging from north Texas through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and into Virginia could begin to take a toll on highway conditions Friday afternoon into Saturday. Two states have also suspended HOS regs.

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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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