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34-hour restart rules to be suspended: Congress clears legislation to roll back 2013 provisions

Congress has cleared a bill that puts a stay of enforcement on certain hours of service rules. A bumpy start to the rollback, however, may be in store, given the need for re-training of enforcers and needed updates to e-log software.

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Rates: Look-back on November demand by state

DAT's Freight index remained up year over year in November. Here find a look what states were hot for outbound demand, measured by the outbound/inbound load ratio for the month.

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Top states for hours violations

Oregon ranks No. 1 in hours enforcement. Of the No. 2 state in hours enforcement, Wyoming, says Oregon enforcement, data-sharing is high. Find the top 15 states here.

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House clears bill to suspend restart rules, bill moves to Senate

The suspension of parts of the 2013 hours-of-service rule moved a step closer to fruition Thursday, as the House cleared a spending bill that includes language to halt enforcement of some HOS provisions at least until September.

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POLL: How often do you use the 34-hour restart?

Since the 2013 changes to the hours of service, the 34-hour restart has been restricted to use only once per week -- how often have you utilized it to reset your hours in the period since?

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Data shows good earnings, especially for flatbed, independents

Average third quarter net income for ATBS clients was $14,464, a 9.4 percent increase from the same quarter in 2013.

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Former Arrow Trucking head indicted on fraud charges tied to company’s demise

The former president and CEO of Arrow Trucking was indicted by a Grand Jury Dec. 1 on charges stemming from his use of company money for personal expenses like weddings, luxury automobiles and credit card payments.

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App aims to ease Canadian border crossings for truckers, carriers

Truck operators and carriers who carry freight to and from Canada may want to take a look at a new app that bills itself as one that can help make border crossings more efficient.

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Calif. finalizes some exemptions, compliance alternatives to emissions regulations

CARB has finalized the compliance alternatives and extension amendments it proposed earlier this year, effectively allowing the owner-operators and small fleet owners who qualify some delays in complying with the state’s emissions regulations.

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Audio mailbag: FMCSA ‘barked up the wrong tree’ with 2013-implemented restart changes

Podcast: In the wake of Congressional efforts to force a stay on the 2013 restart provisions of truckers' hours of service this week, readers weighed in on their view of the so-called 'Collins amendment.'

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