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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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DOT rule to implement new carrier rating system published, FMCSA seeking comment

FMCSA has published a proposed rule that would reform the way it rates carriers and determines their overall safety fitness to operate, and the agency is accepting public comment on the proposal for 60 days.

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Required 34-hour restart study finished, advances to next step, says FMCSA boss

A Congressionally required study of truck operators and FMCSA’s 2013-instituted 34-hour restart regulations has been completed and is now under review by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary, said Scott Darling, nominated administrator of FMCSA.

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