Appeals court rolls smaller lawsuit against FMCSA data into OOIDA’s broader DataQs suit

| February 28, 2014

Based on jurisdictional grounds, a U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. has transferred a case brought against the FMCSA and its inability to remove violations from a carrier or driver's safety record if the violation is dismissed in court or the carrier is found not guilty.

Industry stakeholders tell Congress size and weight increase good for economy, efficiency

| February 28, 2014

Upping the size and weight limits for trucks on U.S. roads would reduce traffic, help road conditions and help the trucking industry absorb growth in the next few decades, said representatives of fleets, manufacturing and transportation planning at a House hearing held Feb. 27.

Shoring up U.S. Highway Trust Fund critical for global competitiveness, DOT head says

| February 27, 2014

Finding a solution to stabilizing the U.S.' Highway Trust Fund is not only critical to saving jobs but actually saves the country money in the long term, said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The U.S. must boost funding, too, to stay competitive globally.

BulkLoads board buys CoopsOpen app

| February 27, 2014

The CoopsOpen app allows users to simply update station statuses as they pass scales -- joining ScaleChek and Overdrive's own Trucker Tools with similar functionality.

President unveils $302 billion highway funding plan, presses Congress to act

| February 27, 2014

President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway funding plan proposal, calling on Congress to enact tax reform as a means of finding money to fund the Highway Trust fund and increase federal spending on the country's ailing roadways.

Delo, Cummins sponsor 2013 Ram 2500 prizes for two top truckers

| February 26, 2014

One Owner-Operator of the Year finalist and one Company Driver of the Year finalist will win a 2013 Ram 2500 next month in the annual contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

House bill would extend hours of service waivers for fuel haulers to end of May

| February 26, 2014

A bill introduced in the House this week would if passed extend the exemptions to hours of service rules for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31, essentially taking measures beyond what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is capable of.

Pilot asks court to consolidate fuel rebate lawsuits, hearing set for March 27

| February 25, 2014

A judicial panel will hear argument Thursday, March 27, on a request by Pilot Flying J to consolidate seven of the remaining 17 lawsuits against the fuel provider and truck stop chain and transfer them to a federal court in East Tennessee.

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