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C.R. England says goal in driver training exemption to get qualified truck operators working sooner

The only new entrant drivers that fall under the exemption, England says, are those who have completed all necessary skills tests and written tests and who have a commercial learner's permit, but simply haven’t been to their home state “to stand in a line at the DMV,” England said, to receive their CDL.

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EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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Cycle analysis: Assessing rate patterns by negotiation day, time of day, quarter and geographical area

Overdrive’s review of data mined by the Truckstop.com load board reveals trends in negotiation timing and lanes. Some could surprise you – and even reward you.

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FMCSA grants hours of service exemption for oversize/overweight haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the current hours-of-service regulations to haulers of oversize/overweight loads.

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Fleet Focus: New pay packages for Transport America, Cargo Transporters, J&R Schugel

Transport America announced a pay increase that will allow all of its owner-operators to make $1 per mile. The pay increase, which goes into effect July 1, eliminates the difference between hazmat and non-hazmat base pay. The Eagan, Minn.-based company also announced a pay increase for company drivers in its Over-The-Road and Regional divisions, effective Sept. 1. All current solo OTR and regional drivers will see at least a 1 cent-per-mile increase, moving the company’s top ...

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Georgia ramping up truck enforcement with 60 new officers

Following a few high-profile crashes, Georgia announced last week plans to hire 60 new officers for truck inspections and enforcement.

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FedEx’s $228M driver classification settlement only for Calif. drivers, others still pending

The $228 million settlement reached in the case covers just those under the Alexander vs. FedEx class, and not drivers involved in similar cases in other states.

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Walmart, seeking next move in driver pay case, says 90% of drivers make $80k or more

Walmart is considering its next steps in a class action suit where a federal judge concluded truckers must be paid at least minimum wage for all time worked.

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

Two owner-operator segments with the best earnings start for 2015

A look at which owner-operator segments are earning the most so far in 2015.

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When will the next economic downturn hit?

"Owner-operators better tighten their belts now. If I'm seeing the cards right, there is rough water ahead." --Owner-operator Richard Fassett

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