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‘Beyond Compliance’ public listening session to be held Sunday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold the second of two public listening sessions Sunday, Jan. 31, to hear feedback from trucking industry stakeholders on a potential “beyond compliance” program.

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6 states issue hours-of-service waivers for emergency loads in wake of Winter Storm Jonas

Six East Coast states have issued temporary and limited hours-of-service exemptions for certain relief load haulers in the wake of the historic winter storm that impacted about a third of the U.S. population.

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Trucker gets $45k after wrongful firing determination

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered that a New York trucking company pay a driver $45,000 after he was fired for reporting mechanical safety problems.

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FMCSA hosting webinars to talk ELD rule, implementation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host two webinars on the new electronic logging device rule in the coming weeks.

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Diesel drops 4.1 cents to $2.071

The country's average diesel price dropped another 4.1 cents nationwide this week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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SmartDrive SmartIQ suite: ‘Game changer’ in driver and fleet data, company says

SmartDrive, known for its dual driver-/road-facing camera systems, takes performance indicators to new levels with its new SmartIQ suite.

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ELDs and trucker harassment, Part 1: What FMCSA’s new mandate does to protect truckers against harassment

In this three-part series, Overdrive examines anti-harassment measures in the DOT's December-published electronic logging device rule. Topics include the rule’s anti-harassment provisions, privacy of truckers’ records and the harassment complaint process.

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Cummins opts out of 2016 MATS, joining all major NA truck makers

Cummins announced Jan. 21 it too will forgo exhibiting at the 2016 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all major truck manufacturers in opting to skip the annual trucking trade event. It will, like the others have announced, return to the show in 2017, the diesel engine maker said in its announcement.

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CargoNet: More than $175 million in truck cargo stolen in 2015

Out of a total of 881 incidents of cargo theft in 2015, the estimated total value of stolen cargo was more than $175 million, according to CargoNet’s annual theft trend analysis.

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Fuel prices putting a damper on rates as winter freight season settles in

Rates fell for hauls originating in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia, but strong freight volume may lead to a rebound on the most popular lanes this week or next.

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