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Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

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Diesel price slips, falls 1.8 cents to $4 even

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended March 17 to $4.003 a gallon, according to the DOE. That's the biggest drop since mid-January.

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Hours rule, CSA draw sharp criticism in House hearing, FMCSA head Ferro defends both

FMCSA head Anne Ferro defended in front of Congress last week her agency and two of its most criticized regulatory actions in recent years — the hours-of-service rule changes made in July of last year and the agency's CSA program.

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Senate passes bill to exempt propane haulers from hours reg to May 31, bill goes to president

The Senate unanimously passed March 14 a bill that would extend hours-of-service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers to March 31. The bill now goes to President Obama, where his signature would make it law.

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Turnover at large truckload carriers falls at year-end

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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New rule includes 8 ways to help prevent e-log harassment

FMCSA outlines eight proposed provisions to attempt to prevent driver harassment with ELDs. Congress and the courts directed FMCSA to include safeguards against driver harassment in the rule.

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Logging device mandate could come in 2016, outlines hardware spec’s, harassment provisions

The rule addresses driver harassment protections, hardware specifications and hours of service-related supporting documents.

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Readers debate New Entrant test

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on the subject approached.

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

FMCSA proposes rule mandating electronic logging devices

The compliance date for the mandate will be two years after the final rule is published, which will come after a 60-day public comment period.

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Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year

Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.

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