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Altered CSA Safety Measurement System back in the public eye

The FMCSA has returned an altered CSA SMS to public view, showing no percentile or other evaluative scoring in the BASIC categories of measurement.

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REAL ID enforcement begins, truckers from these five states will need extra ID for secure entrances

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

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Owner-ops: Carrier rewarding system a way to help big carriers, ice out small ones

More concerns and questions were raised than praise given Tuesday at an FMCSA hearing intended to gather carrier and trucking industry stakeholder input on the potential establishment of a program to reward carriers who go above and beyond minimum requirements of federal safety rules.

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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Truckers file class action classification suit against three XPO drayage co.’s, seek backwages and benefits

Truck operators for three drayage carriers owned by carrier conglomerate XPO Logistics have filed a class action lawsuit seeking payment over alleged misclassification as contractors instead of employees, which led to lower wages and denial of state mandated breaks, plaintiffs claim.

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Rearview: Fighting rail in the name of safety

One of many battles waged by Overdrive in its first 20 years was against the rail industry, including its powerful lobbying arm and its cozy relationship with lawmakers.

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Two major ports propose banning older trucks from entry

The proposal also would deny access to trucks with 1994 and 1995 engines by Jan. 1, 2018.

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Defining competitive factors: What about price?

Whether you're better at "sharpening your pencil" or you're the "high-end guy" with a specialized service, don’t sell yourself short in today's market on rates.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

New York guv calls for freezing truck toll prices on 500-mile Thruway

Truckers using the New York State Thruway (I-90 & I-87) could see savings on tolls for the next several years if a plan proposed by the governor is approved by the legislature this spring.

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More on required ELD connectivity options: What inspectors need at roadside

If operators opt for a device that uses solely local connections like USB and Bluetooth, the device must be equipped with both Bluetooth connectivity and a USB 2.0 port, not one or the other.

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