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34-hour restart provisions could be suspended, bill strips funding from enforcement

Controversy and disagreement over inclusions in Congress' omnibus appropriations bill have clouded the bill's fate, but it's still expected to clear Congress with the language to halt enforcement of the 34-hour restart provisions.

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Pilot Flying J opens three new stops

Pilot Flying J announced this week it has opened three new Pilot Travel Centers in Texas, Iowa and Florida.

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Oregon: An edge on hours

The state of Oregon is known among owner-operators for more than its scenic mountain passes and rocky coast: Oregon’s weight-distance tax data sharpens its focus on log violations.

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No-defect Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports no longer have to be filed

A federal rule to eliminate the requirement that drivers submit a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report will go into effect Dec. 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced today.

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Diesel sees biggest price drop in two years, hits new multi-year low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 7 cents in the week ended Dec. 8 to $3.535.

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Trucking groups urge Congress to suspend hours of service restart rules; Foxx urges otherwise

Several trucking industry groups offered their support over the weekend for Congressional action that would suspend two key provisions of hours-of-service rules for truck drivers and make FMCSA better justify the rule.

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Hotshot trucking: How to start

Going into hotshot as an owner-operator is in a lot of respects no different from moving into business with a Class 8. The biggest differences lie in equipment choices and, for a leased owner-operator, getting used to operating under your own authority.

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Trucking employment continues to grow as economy adds jobs

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,000 jobs in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report. The U.S. economy as a whole added 321,000 non-farm jobs in the month.

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

Congress could force FMCSA to suspend hours of service restart rules

A major spending bill in the works in Congress could include a major provision for the trucking industry: Direction to suspend parts of the 2013 federal hours of service rule.

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Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, however, know Congressional action is unlikely.

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