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Daimler Trucks cutting up to 1,300 jobs

In a move that will leave 1,300 North American factory workers out of a job, Daimler Trucks North America is laying off 2,100 people worldwide, according to multiple reports.

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FMCSA publishes hours of service guidance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.

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Hours rules suspended for propane haulers

Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.

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Group asks DOT to push back hours of service date

In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.

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LaHood bowing out as Transportation Secretary

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced he will not be staying in his cabinet position for the second term of President Barack Obama.

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Daytime sleep worse than split sleep, says FMCSA study

Sleeping during the day makes drivers sleepier and causes drivers to get less sleep than a consolidated sleep period at night and a split sleep schedule, the study concludes.

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Cargo theft numbers fall in 2012

As fleets, owners and drivers have responded to cargo theft's rise in recent years with more security and watch, cargo thefts in 2012 dropped in 2011, thought just slightly.

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Hours of service, CSA top targets for House transportation committee

The transportation committee in the U.S. House said it intends to target hours of service rules, CSA and state tolls in the upcoming term.

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

More states working on APU weight exemptions

On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.

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California group continues court battle over emissions regs

The California Construction Trucking Association has appealed a December 2012 ruling that CCTA says was a non-decision in its nearly two-year-long case with CARB's truck regulations.

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