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Cycle analysis: Geographical freight, rate trends

In all segments, the top states for rates on outbound loads show contiguous areas spread across the Midwest and South. For inbound states, the Northeast dominates, but complications abound.

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Senate introduces bill to reform FMCSA, review existing trucking regulations

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) last week filed a bill aimed at reforming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration including making its rule-making process more open to industry stakeholders and Congress and more transparent to the public.

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Congress, California introduce legislation tackling trucker classification, port labor unrest

U.S. lawmakers are considering ways to prevent prolonged port labor disputes, while California lawmakers are evaluating a bill regarding misclassification of port truckers in its state.

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CSA scores to start playing a role in hazmat permitting

FMCSA announced last week it will begin using carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System to monitor hazmat haulers and for renewal of federally issued hazmat permits.

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Cycle analysis: End-of-quarter freight volume, rate boost

In late March, June, September and December, freight picks up and yields generally higher rates across varying segments.

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Continuation of hours-of-service suspension, CSA disclaimers, e-log deadlines and more included in Senate bill

The Senate bill sets deadlines for rules mandating e-logs and speed limiters, allows 33-foot double trailers, continues the suspension of certain hours-of-service rules and requires a disclaimer next to CSA scores.

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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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ISX15 SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain A Smart Choice for CTI

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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