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House bill would extend hours of service waivers for fuel haulers to end of May

A bill introduced in the House this week would if passed extend the exemptions to hours of service rules for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31, essentially taking measures beyond what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is capable of.

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Pilot asks court to consolidate fuel rebate lawsuits, hearing set for March 27

A judicial panel will hear argument Thursday, March 27, on a request by Pilot Flying J to consolidate seven of the remaining 17 lawsuits against the fuel provider and truck stop chain and transfer them to a federal court in East Tennessee.

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Mack making push for over-the-road market share, to announce rebranding efforts

In a push to increase its sales in over-the-road and long-haul applications, Mack Trucks will begin a rebranding effort at the ConExpo construction industry show in March in Las Vegas.

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ATBS tax ebook available

With chapters devoted to tax liabilities, deductions, key credits, successful bookkeeping practices and some alternative tax strategies, ATBS' new ebook focuses on how owner-operators can pay less in taxes.

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Diesel price continues surge, tops $4 for first time in 11 months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel in the week ended Feb. 24 breached $4 for the first time since the week ended March 25, 2013, according to the DOE, who reported the price of diesel rose 2.8 cents nationally to $4.017.

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Onboard recorder mandate set to miss another publication date

The long-expected re-release of the DOT rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (also known as Electronic Onboard Recorders) seems poised to once again miss an expected date of publication.

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Worker advocacy groups say nearly 70 percent of port truckers misclassified as contractors

Nearly 50,000 of the 75,000 port truckers in the U.S. are misclassified as independent contractors, according to a recent report, which says the misclassification costs federal and state governments significant tax losses.

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In-cab filming of drivers for disciplinary reasons OK’d by Calif. attorney general

California’s attorney general has concluded carriers contracting companies that provide continuous video of drivers may use this data for disciplinary purposes.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Tightened fuel economy regs: OOIDA warns of higher truck costs, ATA and truck makers generally supportive

OOIDA says increased fuel economy standards will drive up the price of new trucks, while one trucking researcher says the cost of overall truck ownership will drop, despite the price increase. Truck makers, too, say they support increasing fuel use standards for trucks.

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Diesel price spikes again, hits highest point in nearly a year

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel continued its recently began steep climb in the week ended Feb. 18, edging close to the $4 mark – a threshold it hasn't been over since the week ended March 25.

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