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Agency, states waive hours rules for fuel haulers, some food and relief load haulers

In light of severe cold temperatures impacting much of the country and some nationwide fuel distribution problems, FMCSA and some states have continued issuance of hours-of-service waivers for fuel haulers and, now, some other relief loads, like road salt, food and livestock.

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Recent diesel price surge ends as average price nudges downward

And so ends the most recent — and rather large — upswing in diesel prices seen in late January and all of February, as the national average diesel price fell in the week ended March 3 one-tenth of a cent to $4.016, according to the Department of Energy.

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Fitzgerald raising money for St. Jude’s with glider kit sale

Fitzgerald Glider Kits will be selling a specially built Peterbilt 389 with the full sales price of the truck going to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Anti-tolls group formed by trucking companies, truck stops, other sectors

Several trucking companies and trucking trade groups have joined a band of other business and consumer organizations to form an anti-tolling group who says its mission is to keep existing interstates toll-free.

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Appeals court rolls smaller lawsuit against FMCSA data into OOIDA’s broader DataQs suit

Based on jurisdictional grounds, a U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. has transferred a case brought against the FMCSA and its inability to remove violations from a carrier or driver's safety record if the violation is dismissed in court or the carrier is found not guilty.

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Industry stakeholders tell Congress size and weight increase good for economy, efficiency

Upping the size and weight limits for trucks on U.S. roads would reduce traffic, help road conditions and help the trucking industry absorb growth in the next few decades, said representatives of fleets, manufacturing and transportation planning at a House hearing held Feb. 27.

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Shoring up U.S. Highway Trust Fund critical for global competitiveness, DOT head says

Finding a solution to stabilizing the U.S.' Highway Trust Fund is not only critical to saving jobs but actually saves the country money in the long term, said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The U.S. must boost funding, too, to stay competitive globally.

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PIB tip: Shorter loan, less costly truck

The ideal loan term for a three-year depreciable asset like a heavy-duty truck is three or four years. Here's why.

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BulkLoads board buys CoopsOpen app

The CoopsOpen app allows users to simply update station statuses as they pass scales -- joining ScaleChek and Overdrive's own Trucker Tools with similar functionality.

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President unveils $302 billion highway funding plan, presses Congress to act

President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway funding plan proposal, calling on Congress to enact tax reform as a means of finding money to fund the Highway Trust fund and increase federal spending on the country's ailing roadways.

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