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Remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J consolidated, transferred to Kentucky

| April 11, 2014

The seven outstanding lawsuits against Pilot Flying J in the wake of the company's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme have been consolidated and transferred to a federal district court in Kentucky, according to court documents.

DOE projects diesel prices to drop more than a dime this summer

| April 11, 2014

The average price of diesel should fall more than dime over the course of the summer, according to projections released this week by the Department of Energy, who expects diesel to average $3.87 a gallon this summer.

Senate transportation leaders push for long-term highway bill, maintaining spending levels

| April 11, 2014

Key transportation leaders in the U.S. Senate have agreed to several priorities for the next highway bill, with the two key elements being passing a longer-term bill and maintaining current highway spending levels.

Size and weight increases: Groups fight legislation in Washington, report finds negative impacts

| April 11, 2014

Several trucking groups took to Washington, D.C., this week to note their opposition to any increases to truck size and weight limits. A recent study, too, points to potential negative safety effects of bigger and heavier trucks.

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers rescinded in most exempted states

| April 10, 2014

FMCSA has cancelled the Congressionally implemented hours of service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers in 31 of the 36 states where exemptions were granted

OOIDA requests FMCSA delay the compliance date of medical registry rule

| April 08, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a legal petition asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the compliance date of the medical examiner registry rule until more agency-certified examiners are available for truck operators.

ATRI looking for driver input on hours rule effects, detention time

| April 08, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute announced this week it's looking for input from truck operators on the impacts of the current hours of service rule and about detention time for two separate studies it's working on.

Downward trend continues for diesel prices, down 6.2 cents in 4 weeks

| April 07, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended April 7, down another 1.6 cents to $3.959, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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