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Washington state: Putting the move on moving violations, logs

The one-two combination of hours of service and traffic enforcement packs the biggest punch for Washington State -- with a technology assist.

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Peak season hours changes begin this week at ports

Some U.S. ports continue to monitor and adjust gate hours as peak shipping season winds down toward Christmas.

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Partners in Business tip: Shop for insurance

Don’t automatically include insurance in the final contract of a truck loan. Shop around beforehand, and you may opt to buy it elsewhere.

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‘Keep fighting’: One reader’s reaction to the 7th circuit’s ELD decision

In this Overdrive Radio 'mailbag' series podcast, more than one trucker strikes a defiant yet hopeful tone in response to yesterday's Halloween decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the FMCSA's ELD mandate final rule.

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Diesel prices stable in most recent week, still flirt with 2016 high

The country's average price is now $2.479 a gallon, per the DOE -- the second highest weekly average of 2016.

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Cargo theft trends: With Scott Cornell and the Travelers Insurance sting trailer

Cornell says the fastest-growing category of "strategic cargo theft" is seeing thieves utilize sophisticated identity theft and other schemes toward posing as legitimate truckers to make off with freight. How Travelers' sting trailer has been used to combat it.

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ELD mandate survives court challenge

A federal mandate requiring nearly all U.S. truck operators to use electronic logging devices to track duty status has been upheld in court, meaning the December 18, 2017, compliance date remains effective.

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Owner-operators have one more week to comment on DOT’s speed governor rule

Barring a late extension, owner-operators and other industry stakeholders have just a week left to offer formal feedback to the U.S. DOT regarding its proposal to electronically govern truck speeds.

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DOT establishes autonomous advisory committee to guide policy on automated trucks, cars

“This committee will help determine how, when, and where automated technology will transform the way we move,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The Department has advanced some of the life-saving benefits of automated technologies, including automated vehicle policy, but we are looking outside the government for innovative and thoughtful leaders to uncover its full potential across all modes.”

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Now, not later: Group wants FMCSA to allow drug testing of truckers via hair sample

The FAST Act highway bill passed last year opens the door for the agency to recognize hair tests in lieu of urine samples, but not until the Department of Health and Human Services creates guidelines for hair sample testing.

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