New Entrant test debated in initial regulatory session

| January 14, 2014

Call 530-408-6423, 530-40-VOICE, to contribute thoughts on the New Entrant test rulemaking under way to an upcoming Overdrive podcast. Two more federal sessions, in March at MATS and April at CVSA, are planned.

Lawsuit against Pilot Flying J, alleged fuel rebate withholding dismissed

| January 13, 2014

A federal court in Alabama has dismissed parts of a lawsuit against Pilot Flying J that allege the company engaged in racketeering and violated deceptive trade laws.

Teamsters gets raise out of UPS, reject contract of struggling YRC

Jill Dunn & Kevin Jones | January 13, 2014

The Teamsters have rejected the terms of a contract extension with YRC that the carrier says would help it stay afloat, while agreeing to new terms with a pay raise and better benefits at UPS.

Electronic log mandate rule expected this month, along with driver database rule

| January 10, 2014

A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices is expected to be published by FMCSA Jan. 29. The rule implementing a drug and alcohol clearinghouse of truck drivers is expected to be published Jan. 31.

Pilot, Western Express reach settlement in fuel rebate withholding suit

| January 10, 2014

Pilot Flying J has reached a settlement with Western Express in a lawsuit in which the carrier said Pilot's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme cost it $75 million in expenses and debt.

Be your own boss: 14 ‘do or die’ compliance duties

| January 10, 2014

Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.

Trucking employment mostly flat in December in below-expectation job report

| January 10, 2014

Just 100 new payroll jobs were added in the for-hire trucking industry in December, according to Department of Labor, coming on the heels of big gains in November, which saw a net gain of 8,400 jobs.

Updated list: Exemptions to hours regs issued in some states for propane, fuel, relief load haulers

| January 10, 2014

In wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the extreme temperatures in impacted states, several states have issued exemptions or waivers of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers hauling fuel to or in those states.

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