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Report: FMCSA can’t effectively study 2013 hours of service, safety conclusions likely skewed

A new Congressional report says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to truly evaluate the 2013-implemented hours-of-service rule because its study did not meet research standards and has data constraints. The GAO report covers the agency's 2014-released study on the HOS rule, not the one currently in the works required by a December 2014 DOT-funding act, which also suspended certain portions of the 2013 rule. The U.S. House's transportation committee asked the Government Accountability ...

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Senate passes long- and short-term highway bills, clears provision to remove CSA scores from public view

The Senate mid-Thursday overwhelmingly passed a six-year highway bill that would remove carrier percentile scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view, among other regulatory reforms.

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FMCSA advances e-log mandate, rule sent to OMB for approval

FMCSA sent the e-log rule to the OMB July 30, along with a rule that will implement stiffer penalties for carriers, shippers, brokers and others who coerce or pressure drivers to not abide by federal safety standards like hours-of-service limits.

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Latest highway funding stopgap clears House, delays bill that would reform CSA

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s bid for a mad-dash passage of a long-term bill.

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CCTA renamed Western States Trucking Association

The California Construction Trucking Association has been renamed the Western States Trucking Association.

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Hot, cold states for reefer freight

Freight, rates trend of the week: A closer look at the spot market reefer segment, including; How to get back from Philadelphia to Green Bay to maximize loaded revenue.

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CFF to launch ‘Truck Tank’ pitch contest at GATS

Got a bright idea? Commercial Fleet Financing, a financing company specializing in truck transportation, wants you to share it for a chance to win funding to get the new venture off the ground in its "Truck Tank" pitch contest.

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KeepTruckin redesigns logbook app

Added functionality in KeepTruckin's update include the storage of multiple vehicles and odometer readings in your log form, improved hours entry and editing and more.

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

POLL: On average, how long do you drive per day?

Given the late attention to those in the supply chain who would waste drivers' time unnecessarily, this poll probes just how much Overdrive readers really use of their daily maximum 11 hours drive time.

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Caterpillar, Navistar partnership ends on Cat trucks, each to make own lineup

Navistar and Caterpillar each announced Tuesday, July 28, they're ending their partnership, an arrangement under which Navistar produced and engineered Cat-branded CT-series trucks since 2011.

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