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ELDs vs. harassment: Carrier groups purport benefits for drivers, OOIDA questions FMCSA study

| November 19, 2014

Upon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent conclusion that use of electronic logging devices contributes little to harassment of drivers by carriers, at least one industry group has called the agency’s methodology suspect, while ...

Truck operators continue to strike, picket at LA ports

| November 19, 2014

Southern California port truckers now are picketing two intermodal rail carriers as the strike against area port drayage companies expands.

Another group of household goods haulers applies for special-cases extension of 14-hour window

| November 18, 2014

A trade group representing household goods carriers has applied for an exemption to certain provisions of federal hours of service regulations, citing the need for drivers to be able to return to a safe and appropriate place to park following deliveries.

Pilot Flying J’s fraudulent fuel scheme started at the top, amended lawsuits claim

| November 18, 2014

Two of the remaining carriers suing fuel provider Pilot Flying J have amended their lawsuits to allege that the company’s CEO, Jimmy Haslam, “instructed” employees to cheat diesel fuel customers out of fuel rebates.

Health-insurance exchange enrollment open through Feb. 15

| November 18, 2014

Now is the time those purchasing health insurance on the exchange to browse and/or enroll or update prior purchased plans. For the coming tax year, penalties for not carrying health insurance are roughly double those in effect for 2014,

Diesel drops 1.6 cent to resume downslide

| November 17, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents in the week ended Nov. 17 to $3.661. The drop comes after a 5.4-cent rise in the week prior, which snapped an 18-week streak without a price increase.

Regulatory update: DOT’s latest projections for mandating electronic logging devices, speed limiters

| November 17, 2014

The DOT could require the use of electronic logging devices by Fall 2017. A proposed speed limiter rule is expected in the coming months. Here's a look at the rest of FMCSA's regulatory timeline.

Pay the drivers, already: Voices on the future of the industry

| November 15, 2014

A letter from Robert W. Walker Jr. of Ohio, commentary from owner-operator Tilden Curl. Curl believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers is key to driver value and long-term health of the industry.

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