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Trucking groups back bill to reform transportation worker ID program

Trucking organizations are applauding a bill recently introduced to streamline the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program and establish an advisory committee for surface transportation and maritime security issues.

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Diesel prices rise to highest point since last November

A considerable increase in the average price of diesel across the U.S. during the most recent week has diesel prices at their highest point in 11 months, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Nation’s largest private fleet planning to go public in 2017

Schneider said in a press release the objectives of the move are to “facilitate continuity of controlling ownership of Schneider by the future generations of the Schneider family, while continuing forward with its long-standing, independent and professional, corporate governance structure.”

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Small fleet shut down after post-crash investigation revealed bevy of safety violations

A five-truck fleet out of LaGrange, Ga., has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after an investigation revealed the company did not adhere to driver qualification, drug testing, maintenance regulations and more.

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North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help

Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn't, by and large, "looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA's Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.

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Insurgent candidate Fred Zuckerman argues for effective organizing in bid for Teamsters presidency

Ballots in the Teamsters' leadership election were mailed out October 6. Central to Zuckerman's candidacy is Teamsters expansion and something of a retrenchment in freight -- bolstering "organizing in our core industry, in the freight industry."

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Complexity on the spot market with Q3 end, hurricane, Hanjin, holidays

By and large, sands shifted last week on the spot market, and though demand and volume indicators for dry van and reefer segments have shown marked improvement (and particularly on a year-over-year basis), rates haven't caught up, yet.

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Trucking dropped 3,600 jobs in September, Labor Dept. says

The transportation and warehousing sector as a whole lost 9,000 jobs in September. Manufacturing lost 13,000 jobs, while the construction industry added 23,000 jobs. The retail trade sector added 22,000 jobs.

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Progressive Insurance releases tool aimed to help bring more drivers into trucking

Progressive's New Trucker's Playbook walks potential truckers through the process of becoming a truck driver from getting a CDL to obtaining MC and USDOT numbers to getting the right insurance.

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Comment period opens for proposed CSA changes, FMCSA hosting Q&A sessions

the main changes available for preview include lowering intervention thresholds for some SMS categories, raising the threshold in one BASIC and making the Hazmat BASIC public. The agency also has proposed upping the minimum number of crashes needed before registering a Crash Indicator BASIC ranking.

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