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Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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Feds close Utah carrier

Federal officials have shut down a small Utah carrier after declaring the company and its principal an imminent public safety hazard.

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Surface trade with Canada, Mexico increases

Surface transportation trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico in January increased 11.5 percent over January 2011.

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VIDEO: An owner-operator's message to regulators about EOBRs

Owner-operator Ken Stewart told federal regulators what he would do the day he is forced to put an electronic onboard recorder in his truck.

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VIDEO: Driver to FMCSA: ‘Stop coming after us!’

Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.

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DOT pegs annual road spending at $101B

Report points to a sizeable gap between current spending and projected levels of investment needed to maintain the nation’s highways.

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Regular Confusion

EXIT ONLY/ FMCSA missed the point in gathering support for its hours rule justification.

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Amendment defeats heavier trucks

A bipartisan amendment to require a study of the impact of heavier truck weight limits was approved.

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The Apnea Hurdle

Coming regulations would force reckoning with a condition common to truckers. And that’s not all that could make passing the medical exam even harder.

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Trade with Canada, Mexico rose in Nov.

U.S.-Canada trade rose 12.2 percent to $44.3 billion, and U.S.-Mexico trade gained 13.3 percent to $32.4 billion.

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