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E-log rule advances, publication expected by month’s end

A federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status has cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, paving the way for the rule to be published by the DOT.

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Driver voices raised against highway bill amendment to resolve state/federal legal conflicts

Protection of independent/small-fleet business freedom or "wage theft" from company drivers? A growing conflict over a highway-bill amendment as House-Senate conference gets under way.

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U.S. diesel price down another 2 cents

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fell to $2.482 last week, dropping 2 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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‘Uberization of Trucking’ reality more complicated than the hype

"Uberized'' tech start-ups in load matching may be "missing the complexity of most freight moves and will lose a lot in the translation because of that." --John Larkin of Stifel

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Regulatory update: E-log rule still expected this year, driver coercion nears publication

Still slated for this year: Rules to mandate e-logs and speed limiters, a driver training rule and an extension to the CSA program.

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Building the customer base: Introducing Utah-based Brandt King of King Farms Trucking

King grew from a one-truck Utah-based operation to 34 trucks by building lanes loaded both ways with shipper-direct reefer freight.

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Return safety to drivers’ control: Fix the 14-hour rule

Texas-based Gary Carlisle weighs in on what Overdrive readers have named among the most-needed hours revisions. Also: it's bankruptcies that will drive up rates, not wide ELD use itself.

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Top 10 toughest states for traffic enforcement

Indiana, Delaware, Illinois top the rankings for violations that contribute CSA's Unsafe Driving measure. Often used by enforcement as a reason to inspect, without an attendant citation such violations can be notoriously difficult to challenge.

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Cummins Redefining Tour – Driver Reactions and Future Tour Dates

Trucking co.’s, drivers, dispatchers indicted in multi-million fuel skimming scam

Twenty-nine truckers, three dispatchers and nine heating oil companies were among the 44 indicted in a multi-million-dollar scheme that shorted New York City customers ranging from a homeless shelter to police departments.

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Congress to attempt to hammer out unified highway bill, owner-op ‘poison pill,’ size/weight already see action

Of key trucking interests on the table heading into the conference committee are potential inclusions of size and weight changes and, perhaps more pressing for owner-operators, fixing language in the bill that could potentially create havoc for about 450,000 carriers, many of them small fleets and owner-operators.

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