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Readers sound off on FMCSA’s border move

| January 15, 2015

U.S. truck operators see cheaper rates, more crashes and lower driver pay as possible effects of FMCSA's expansion of cross-border trucking with Mexico.

BigRoad e-log with ECM connection officially available

| January 14, 2015

The BigRoad software developer will announce Jan. 15 the availability of its DashLink engine-connected electronic logging device.

Old restart rules vs. new: FMCSA expects to begin study this month

| January 14, 2015

FMCSA must study the groups for five months and will assess things like crashes and near crashes, operator fatigue and alertness and health of the drivers.

After latest drop, diesel could be one week away from falling below $3

| January 13, 2015

The U.S. average diesel price has now dropped 8 straight weeks and 26 of the last 28. It’s also dropped more than 55 cents in the last 5 weeks.

POLL: Long-term impacts of U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul?

| January 12, 2015

This poll follows the U.S. government's recent announcement of an impending opening of long-haul cross-border opportunity for Mexican carriers? What will be the primary U.S. result, as you see it?

Opening the border: Data on Mexican carriers ‘robust,’ FMCSA says; trucking groups split on decision

James Jaillet & Todd Dills | January 12, 2015

Readers note their concerns about Mexican carriers undercutting U.S. carriers. Also, FMCSA clarifies the data it used to make its decision.

Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

Jason Cannon and Todd Dills | January 12, 2015

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

Labor roundup: Teamsters lose vote at Con-way, mediators assist port negotiations

| January 12, 2015

In trucking labor-related news from last week, federal mediators have been called in to help resolve labor disputes at West Coast ports, while the Teamsters lost a vote at a California Con-way facility.

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