After an eight-day strike that put halted work for thousands of truckers, the union representing clerical workers and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association have agreed to terms.
The national average diesel price has nearly stagnated, dropping just seven-tenths of a cent to $4.027 a gallon during the week ended Dec. 3, says the Department of Energy.
A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.
A company conducting research on behalf of the FMCSA has received an exemption to install windshield-mounted camera-based monitoring systems in up to 500 commercial motor vehicles.
"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."
For those making runs in California, be ready — state officials are set to begin Jan. 1 strict enforcement of new regulations for truck exhaust and will be dinging violators about $1,000 per violation.
Pilot Flying J and TravelCenters of America are taking aggressive action toward implementing liquified natural gas stations across the country, while Love's is concentrating its efforts on compressed natural gas.
Work has halted for an estimated 5,000 truckers serving ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach while a clerical workers strike continues for the fourth day.
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