Treating truckers as second-class: Fleets advised not to do so at retention conference

| January 31, 2014

At a conference held in Nashville for fleet executives about ways fleets can better recruit and retain drivers, Load One CEO John Elliot said fleets need to avoid a company culture that alienates drivers and makes them feel second-tier.

Trio of House bills aimed at increasing use of natural gas in long-haul trucking

| January 31, 2014

Two members of the House have introduced pieces of legislation to increase natural gas use in long-haul trucking by finding and eliminating barriers preventing the fuel from catching on and establishing corridors for nationwide truck lanes.

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers extended to Dakotas, Florida

| January 31, 2014

Propane haulers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Florida now are temporarily exempt from federal hours of service regulations, per two declarations issued this week by the FMCSA. Regional waivers now cover more than two-thirds of the U.S.

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

| January 30, 2014

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service.

FMCSA concludes new hours of service rule better for safety in its long-awaited study

| January 30, 2014

In its long-awaited field study on the current hours rule, FMCSA has concluded that the two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. period requirements of the 34-hour restart provisions of the rule cause truck operators to drive safer and be better rested.

Friday marks deadline to file for extension to comply with Calif. emissions regs

| January 29, 2014

Truck owners have until Friday, Jan. 31, to report to California "good faith" efforts to comply with the state's emissions regs that require older trucks to be retrofitted with particulate matter filters to operate in compliance.

The reality of ‘passing costs to customers’

| January 29, 2014

The challenge to the shipper and carrier, whether it’s a solo operation or Walmart or Schneider National, is not to wait for the turbulence of changing costs and then respond, but to be constantly examining costs.

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