Business

Will a Republican takeover of Congress affect trucking?

Will a Republican-controlled Congress affect the trucking industry? More specifically, will a Republican takeover of the Senate benefit the trucking industry?

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PIB tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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Logging device mandate: FMCSA to build registry of approved devices

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started the process of registering FMCSA-approved electronic logging devices in preparation for the upcoming ELD mandate, which likely will begin sometime in 2017.

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Heads up: Deadline for compliance with CARB reefer emissions regs coming Oct. 31

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

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Cargo theft update: Load value jumps as thieves target high-value freight

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell. Here's what loads were hot, what states they occurred in and the methods used.

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Data on cross-border program insufficient, FMCSA committee says; Mex carriers continue operation

An FMCSA advisory committee approved a report critical of the U.S.-Mexico cross-border pilot program, notably the program's lack of inspection data and participation. Mexican carriers in the program now have full authority to operate in the U.S.

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Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs.

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Bay & Bay boosts retention bonus

Bay & Bay Transportation of St. Paul, Minn., increased its retention bonus for qualifying mileage contractors and company drivers by 1 cent for every dispatched mile driven, both loaded and empty, until Sept. 30, 2015. This is in addition to the preexisting 1-cent retention bonus already in effect through March 31, 2015.

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Cummins Redefines Support With Connected Diagnostics™

Diesel price continues skid, hits 3.5-year low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635.

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CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain tires.

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