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OOIDA questions agency’s e-log study, says it ignores small carriers

OOIDA says the study lacks relevant data to prove its point that ELDs lower crash rates and lower preventable crash rates. OOIDA also contends that, not only is the data incomplete, it may have errors.

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Diesel down again, edging downward as part of expected summer decline

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.4 cents in the week ended May 19 to $3.94, following two weeks of similar declines and sinking the price 4.1 cents since the start of May.

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DOT adds raising carrier insurance minimums to regulatory calendar, pushes Safety Fitness rule back

An official timeline for FMCSA's push to raise liability insurance minimums for carriers has been released by the Department of Transportation, and it signals the agency plans to begin work on the regulation quickly in hopes of publishing a proposed rule in November.

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Med examiner rule update: ATA requests six-month delay, FMCSA boosting numbers

ATA has joined the chorus asking the FMCSA to push back the effective date of its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners until more examiners have been added to its rolls.

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Senate committee passes six-year MAP-21 extension bill unanimously

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee made quick work of the highway reauthorization bill it unveiled just this week, passing the six-year plan unanimously Thursday, May 15.

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CARB fines for trucking companies total $2.2 million last year

California’s Air Resources Board Diesel penalized truck and bus fleets a total of $2,177,813 last year for non-compliance with state diesel risk reduction programs.

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E-log mandate: Agency extends public comment period to June 26

Following a request by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposed electronic logging device mandate, pushing back the comment period 30 days to June 26.

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More hours flexibility could ‘ease e-log angst’?

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts asked the question in the title of a blog post on the CCJ website in which he discusses the hours flexibility issue relative to the proposed electronic logging device mandate.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

FMCSA: Study shows lower crash rates with e-logs, but ‘skewed’ to bigger carriers

Electronic logs have a beneficial impact on truck safety, according to a study posted Monday by FMCSA. The agency does, however, say the study is "skewed" toward large, for-hire carriers.

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60-day comment period for e-log mandate too short, CVSA says, requests 30-day extension

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked FMCSA to give stakeholders an extra 30 days to submit comments on the agency's proposed electronic logging device mandate, citing the complexity and significance of the rule as reasons.

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