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Podcast: Will FMCSA give sleeper berth flexibility in next hours-of-service rule?

In this brief interview, Overdrive News Editor James Jaillet talks with the Truckload Carriers Association's David Heller about potential changes to hours of service rules FMCSA and Congress could be working on.

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Changes issued for altering log information on onboard recorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance pertaining to automatic onboard recording devices (a form of e-log) to give drivers a chance to correct inaccurate information.

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Georgia truckers challenging Peach State’s use of fuel taxes for non-highway spending

The Georgia Motor Trucking Association, J&M Tank Lines, F&W Transportation and Prolan Logistics filed the suit earlier this month, arguing all revenue obtained from state and locally collected fuel taxes should be spent “for public roads and bridges or road construction and maintenance."

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FMCSA done studying drivers for 34-hour restart report, funding stopgap won’t affect ‘rollback’

FMCSA collected data for five months on two groups of drivers: One abiding by pre-2013 rules and one following the 2013 requirements. It will now begin analyzing the data it gathered and could produce a report by year's end.

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Hours exemptions ‘running rampant,’ says TCA’s Heller, FMCSA still working on 34-hour restart study

Heller also touched on the latest happenings with a speed limiter mandate, entry-level driver training rule, another carrier scoring system and more on hours of service changes.

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Flatbed demand, rates flat to declining nationally

Bright spots for flatbed truck demand last week could be found in the the Pacific Northwest on DAT Load Boards. South Dakota was also a hot state for flatbeds, with concentrated demand in the Rapid City market.

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Hours violations, brake issues lead out-of-service orders issued during Roadcheck 2015

For drivers, the leading out-of-service violation was hours-of-service violations, which resulted in 46 percent of the out-of-service orders handed to drivers.

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Report: Higher driver pay, fleet equipment updates increase carrier costs in 2014

Climbing driver pay and new truck orders more than offset lower fuel prices in 2014, according to the annual Operational Costs of Trucking report issued Sept. 28. Here's where else costs rose and fell.

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Inspection hot zone along the southern border

No area of the country shows such a contiguous grouping of high-inspection-intensity states as the four states lining the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

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Acquisition: Broker buys equipment-haul portal

The Absolute Worldwide Logistics broker/3PL has purchased Shipmymachinery.com for an undisclosed sum.

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