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Long-term highway bill, cleared by Senate committee, could have legs

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a six-year, $275 billion called the DRIVE Act. The bill, first introduced this year, increases funding levels slightly from the two-year MAP-21 highway funding act passed in 2012.

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Cycle analysis: How posted rates play out

The relationship between offered and negotiated, paid rates can be complex when analyzed by day of the week and trailer type.

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FMCSA denies three requests for hours exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday it has denied several requests by carriers or drivers seeking exemptions to certain hours-of-service regulations.

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New load board opens for business

Drivers, brokers and shippers have a new resource with the launch of Apex Capital Corp’s NextLOAD.com.

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Senate aiming to set deadlines for FMCSA to publish mandates for e-logs, speed limiters

A Senate bill could set deadlines for FMCSA to publish mandates for electronic logging devices and speed limiters. What those dates are, however, has not yet been published.

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DOT mandate for rollover avoidance systems published, making rule law

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Final Rule on the Federal Register Tuesday that will require all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped will electronic stability control systems to prevent vehicle rollovers.

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Diesel prices continue to decline, drop 1 cent from last week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel continued its slight decline, dropping 1.1 cents during the week ending June 22, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report.

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FMCSA sends carrier scoring rule to White House for approval, last stop before publication

FMCSA has — after eight years — sent to the White House for its stamp of approval a proposed rule to implement an absolute scoring system for carriers.

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C.R. England says goal in driver training exemption to get qualified truck operators working sooner

The only new entrant drivers that fall under the exemption, England says, are those who have completed all necessary skills tests and written tests and who have a commercial learner's permit, but simply haven’t been to their home state “to stand in a line at the DMV,” England said, to receive their CDL.

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EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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