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FMCSA survey results: Carrier harassment minimal with e-logs, drivers report slightly higher harassment rate

Truck operators who use electronic logging devices instead of paper logs are more likely to experience harassment from their carriers in the form of interrupted off-duty time, according to a Nov. 13-released report.

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Con-way Truckload to boost military vet hiring

Con-way Truckload announced a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and its trucking industry technology partner, Fastport, to increase its number of veteran hires throughout 2015. “Partnering with Fastport and the Hiring Our Heroes program provides us with an avenue to help more veterans and their families find meaningful careers in an industry that needs them and values their experience,” said Joseph Dagnese, president of Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload. Today, about ...

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More from former driver, military logistics pro on small fleet for driving vets

Military veteran Rob Ahlers talks further about his mission establishing small fleet MSR Transport Services, planning to lease trucks to FedEx and Panther driven by military veterans.

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Former FMCSA head details status of e-log mandate, speed limiters, Safety Fitness

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Annette Sandberg offered her take on the timeline for upcoming trucking rulemakings — mandates for speed limiters and electronic logging devices, establishing the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, implementing entry-level driver training requirements and more — last week.

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Diesel’s downward streak snapped, price jumps 5.4 cents

The increase snaps an 18-week streak of drops (except for one week in September in which the price saw no change) and is the largest week-to-week price increase since last September.

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BigRoad follows through on e-log with engine connection

The NASTC show was among its first public debuts, as BigRoad emphasized the company's been focusing on keeping up with demand from the fleets and operators among current app users, with around 800 units shipped so far.

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Conspirator in FMCSA shutdown order violation case sentenced to probation

A Georgia man has been sentenced to a year of probation for conspiring to violate imminent hazard out-of-service orders (shutdown orders, essentially) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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OOIDA lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs dismissed over technicality, OOIDA to appeal

OOIDA’s 2013 lawsuit again CARB over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge. OOIDA says it will appeal the decision and "see it through."

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Sleep apnea and conditional medical certification being fought on new fronts

In an attempt to solve the problem of medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term conditional certifications — if any certification at all — pending results of a sleep study, NASTC has started offering both member and non-member carriers and drivers a sleep apnea screening and testing program that puts the process in the driver's hands.

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Jobs report: Trucking employment continues uptick, adds 3,900 jobs

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,900 jobs in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department. The DOL also upwardly revised the number of trucking jobs for August and September.

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