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Highway Trust Fund patch signed by President

President Barack Obama signed into law May 29 the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, extending funding for the Highway Trust Fund for 60 days through the end of July.

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Decreasing inspections, enforcement variability as movement against CSA gains steam

With Roadcheck ramping up Tuesday, June 2, Overdrive's annual update to the winding CSA's Data Trail shows a downward national inspection intensity trend, though some key states move in the opposite direction.

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Roadcheck 2015 inspection spree set for next week, here’s CVSA’s checklists for drivers, carriers

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is scheduled for next week.

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Truck platooning viable and could improve fuel efficiency in long-haul operations, study finds

In addition to fuel economy benefits, ATRI concluded platooning could improve traffic flow. The next phase of testing will center on driver satisfaction with the systems.

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Walmart, Tracy Morgan reach settlement from crash that ignited national hours-of-service debate

The details of the settlement were not disclosed in the lawsuit that claimed Walmart routinely violates hours-of-service rules and was negligent in the oversight of its equipment.

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DOT highway bill that would require detention time pay filed in U.S. House

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced the White House's Grow America Act, a six-year highway bill that would designate half a trillion to U.S. roadways in the next six years and mandate that truck operators be paid by their employers for on-duty hours not spent driving.

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Fleet Focus: Gordon Trucking, Bay & Bay, Con-way Freight

It’s one thing to be recognized by your family and next-door neighbors for doing good things, but when you’re honored by folks on the other side of the country, well, you’re on your way to becoming a national treasure. Last spring, both the Indiana Motor Trucking Association and the Illinois Trucking Association hosted summits to recognize fleets for excellence in safety management, and would you believe both groups gave their top award to a carrier ...

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Broker group gets CSA-related carrier hiring standards bill introduced in Senate

Introduced last week in the Senate is a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions. The bill was introduced in the House earlier this year.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Diesel prices up for sixth consecutive week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

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National average rates: 2014 heat maps show best, worst states’ quarterly change

Explore 2014 average paid rates data in your niche -- van, flat or reefer -- via these interactive heat maps plotting state-by-state, quarter-by-quarter outbound rate changes.

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