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FMCSA’s Darling says e-log rule, CSA scoring changes atop agency’s 2015 priorities

In an internal memo circulated to FMCSA employees last week, the agency’s Acting Administrator Scott Darling laid out the regulator’s rest-of-year priorities, highlighted by small changes to CSA and publishing a rule to mandate electronic logging devices.

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DOT: Entry-level Driver Training rule takes a step forward, Safety Fitness Determination coming this month

A federal rule proposal to implement minimum driver training and certification standards has moved a step closer to publication, according to a report published by the U.S. DOT last week.

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The double-edged sword of appointment times

Appointment systems are great if you’re right on time and the facility keeps its appointment ducks in a row -- not so if you get held up en route or, God forbid, you're early. In such cases, professionalism greases the skids...

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Diesel hits lowest price since June 2009

With a 2.4-cent drop this week, the country's average diesel price hit its lowest point since June 1, 2009.

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Recall issued for more than 2,800 Volvo VNL, VNM models

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall affecting 2,863 VNL and VNM models manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

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Jason’s Law parking survey: Top 10 states in need of more spaces

Ranked here find the states where the dearth of spaces is most pronounced -- and tell us: What three states as a general rule present the biggest parking problems for you?

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Detention détente: Old Time Express

“Since we are on electronic logs, there’s no arguing about whether the truck’s there or not” at a shipper or receiver’s location. “It’s indisputable.” --Old Time's Mark White on detention negotiations with shippers, brokers today

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‘Restart snapback?’ Will FMCSA try to reinstitute 2013 restart rules after Sept. 30?

The current stay of enforcement of the 2013-implemented rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour hours-of-service restart could be removed as soon as Sept. 30, 2015, according to the text of the law that temporarily suspended the rules.

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DOT taking comment from truckers, public on size and weight report

That report ultimately yielded the conclusion that too little data exists on size and weight risks and infrastructure concerns to raise the current limits.

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Detention détente: Chance 2 Transport

“If you need a 10-hour break at the place you’re delivering," the Delaware, Ohio, Kroger facility "is a good place to go.” --C2T owner Rod Miller, who takes an active role in detention management, on a particular problem receiver

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