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DOT highway bill that would require detention time pay filed in U.S. House

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced the White House's Grow America Act, a six-year highway bill that would designate half a trillion to U.S. roadways in the next six years and mandate that truck operators be paid by their employers for on-duty hours not spent driving.

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Fleet Focus: Gordon Trucking, Bay & Bay, Con-way Freight

It’s one thing to be recognized by your family and next-door neighbors for doing good things, but when you’re honored by folks on the other side of the country, well, you’re on your way to becoming a national treasure. Last spring, both the Indiana Motor Trucking Association and the Illinois Trucking Association hosted summits to recognize fleets for excellence in safety management, and would you believe both groups gave their top award to a carrier ...

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Broker group gets CSA-related carrier hiring standards bill introduced in Senate

Introduced last week in the Senate is a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions. The bill was introduced in the House earlier this year.

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Diesel prices up for sixth consecutive week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

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National average rates: 2014 heat maps show best, worst states’ quarterly change

Explore 2014 average paid rates data in your niche -- van, flat or reefer -- via these interactive heat maps plotting state-by-state, quarter-by-quarter outbound rate changes.

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Highway funding safe for 60 more days as Congress clears latest stopgap measure

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is the 33rd such short-term measure in the last decade.

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Cargo theft data firms warn of potential uptick in theft activity during holiday weekend

Carriers and truck operators are being warned about the increased risk of cargo theft during the holiday weekend, as thieves become more active and loads go unattended.

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Crash treatment in CSA ‘not fair,’ says FMCSA’s safety head, says agency wants to fix

FMCSA's Jack Van Steenburg, while admitting the agency's CSA program's lack of crash weighting is unfair, did not give specifics as how the agency could fix it. He spoke Tuesday with TCA's David Heller about a wide range of trucking regulations.

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House passes short-term highway funding patch

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Tuesday a 60-day extension of federal highway funding, extending a 2014 patch through the end of July.

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Freight volumes: Up last week on the spot market in spite of falling economic conditions

All the same, economist Noel Perry of FTR and Truckstop.com sounded some sour notes on economic outlook in the weekly Trans4Cast newsletter on spot freight trends and more.

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