Hours of service rules waived in 24 states for propane haulers

| January 21, 2014

In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.

Driver Bettina Cameron ‘Losing It’, New Entrant test backgrounder

| January 18, 2014

Driver Cameron's new Facebook page is dedicated to sharing her story -- she's lost 75 pounds while driving over-the-road in just a year -- to inspire others. Also: More on the New Entrant testing rulemaking under way.

Agency to publish rule to strengthen ability to shut down carriers with ‘pattern’ of unsafety

| January 17, 2014

FMCSA is set to publish a proposed rule that will allow it to suspend or revoke the authority of motor carriers who have been found to have a pattern of "egregious disregard" for federal safety rules, rather than relying on results of compliance reviews alone.

Pilot says it’s paid 95% of 5,500 trucking companies in its $85M settlement

| January 17, 2014

Pilot Flying J said this week that by Dec. 31, 2013, it had paid 95 percent of the companies it owed money to in its $85 million settlement with 5,500 trucking companies that an Arkansas court approved in November.

DOT’s Foxx: As roads, infrastructure continue to worsen, Congress must act

| January 16, 2014

The U.S. needs to stand up and face a looming "infrastructure deficit" by passing a long-term highway funding bill, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said this week, touting various proposals for bolstering funding and increasing efficiency.

New York targets owner-operator misclassification

| January 16, 2014

In a bill supported by both the New York Motor Carrier Association and the Teamsters, the state is changing misclassification rules to bolster legit contractors and punish misclassification violators.

Cummins — at least temporarily — abandons development of 15L natural gas engine

| January 15, 2014

Cummins will be halting development of its ISX15 G natural gas-powered engine due to uncertainty of the market and lack of infrastructure, the engine maker says. It will re-evaluate the market later this year.

House bill would boost freight, transportation funding with 1 percent shipping fee

| January 14, 2014

A bill reintroduced in the U.S. House last week would, if passed, take steps toward bolstering federal funding for freight movement projects in the U.S. by implementing a 1 percent shipping fee, to be paid by the entity paying for the shipment.

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