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Results: Perfecting the ‘hours of service wish list’

With the hours of service rule continuing to dominate the national trucking-safety conversation, readers weigh in with a top-five of hours of service wish list items, change ideas to improve safety.

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House passes bill that continues hours of service rollback

The DOT funding bill that would keep in place the hours-of-service restart rollback that came in December has cleared the U.S. House, passing by just six votes at nearly midnight on Tuesday.

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Rates continue to trend positively in all three truckload segments

Posted rates on the spot market in May shot upwards in all three segments, according to Truckstop.com, and paid rates — averages from verified rates paid to carriers on spot market loads — continued to either trend in carriers' favor.

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As truckers threaten strike and dockworkers slow work, Congress looks to allow guv’s to intervene in port disputes

As labor disputes at West Coast ports continue for both truck operators and dockworkers, Congress is working on a measure to allow governors to more easily intervene in labor disputes that could threaten flow of U.S. goods.

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DOT: Little data exists to make sound decision on truck size and weight changes

The DOT on Friday issued a report saying it does not have enough data about truck size and weight to be able to make recommendations to Congress or regulators about changing the current truck size and weight laws.

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POLL: Hours of service wish list, take two

What's on your wish list for hours of service-related changes to law? This version of our poll allows up to five choices for voters. Weigh in.

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The seven-state speed trap

All of the contiguous states mapped above show speeding among the top six violation priorities in the state. Explore the West Virginia-to-Nebraska lane's violation metrics here.

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THUD update: House retains provision barring FMCSA from increasing insurance minimums, still no Senate bill

With Congress returning from its roughly two-week Memorial Day recess, work likely will resume in the coming week on 2016 appropriations bills for the DOT. And those bills could earn the trucking industry a few regulatory victories.

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

Trucking adds another 8,600 jobs, could hit 8-year employment high this month

The for-hire trucking industry's employment numbers in May rallied following two months of slow or no growth, adding 8,600 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis. Don't look now, but next month's data could hold the highest trucking employment total in nearly a decade.

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Navistar continues to gain financial ground, reports $64 million loss in second quarter

Navistar reported a multi-million dollar loss in the second quarter of 2015, but the truck and engine maker continues to make strides toward the being back in the black.

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