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Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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Early adopters: ELDs on the market today

Attendant to the August 2015 "Early adopters" feature story in Overdrive, this chart offers points of comparison between 13 electronic logging devices currently on the market.

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Kenworth begins production on new predictive cruise control system

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new T680 and T880 models specified with the Paccar MX-13 engine.

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Spot market van freight: As volume grows slowly, pricing lags

Freight trends this week: Nationally, van rates dropped a couple cents, but opportunity exists in local markets in N.Y., Pa., Md., Va. and Ind.; Charlotte-to-Buffalo lane still ripe for triangulation.

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CRST asks FMCSA for split sleeper berth time allowance following recent exemption report

CRST Expedited, one of the largest carriers in the country, has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow some CRST drivers to use split sleeper berth time to satisfy their 10 off-duty hours.

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Logging fleet ordered to pay employees, some drivers, $113k in back wages

An Alabama trucking company has been ordered to pay $113,000 in back wages and damages following an investigation by the Labor Department.

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Averitt raises pay for truckload drivers

Averitt Express has announced an increase in mileage pay for its veteran truckload drivers, as well as several changes in accessorial pay for all regional drivers.

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ELD mandate poised to begin two-year countdown

The latest U.S. Department of Transportation projection still shows a Sept. 30 release of the final rule that would require the vast majority of interstate carriers to use electronic logging devices. Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president, believes that date is reliable, given a prior projection had moved the date farther out, only to be followed by news that the rule had been sent for approvals to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and the ...

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

JB Hunt countersued for $5 million by trucking software provider

JB Hunt (No. 5 in the CCJ Top 250) has been countersued by transportation management software provider MercuryGate, who’s seeking $5 million from the carrier.

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OOIDA campaigning against speed limiter rule with online petition

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has posted an online petition against the DOT's upcoming rule to mandate use of speed limiters on heavy trucks.

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