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Owner-operator spending on fuel, insurance, truck payments and more wanted for annual report

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from owner-operators and carriers for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report. The brief online questionnaire asks about basic cost information of for-hire carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and lease or purchase premiums.

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Make certain drivers aren’t ‘guilty until proven innocent’: Report from FMCSA’s first sleep-apnea listening session

"We need to make sure that the people behind the wheel understand they are not guilty until proven innocent." --Dr. Alan Lankford at FMCSA first apnea listening session. Session 2 is next week in Chicago.

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Next phase of unified carrier registration process starts Sept. 30

URS will be the sole source of registration data for FMCSA staff and motor carriers, as well as for state licensing and roadside safety enforcement personnel.

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C.H. Robinson: Carrier performance program for first access to freight, online portal updates, more

C.H. Robinson's online freight-access portal gets a new look, and functionality, aimed at increasing some automated functionality and delivering on the goals of a new program to reward consistent, high-performance carriers in the broker's network.

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Spot market rates finally respond after weeks of major-market load volume improvement

Freight and rates are picking up pretty much all over the country, but lanes favoring carriers (more than 3 loads per truck) are in the Southern "belly band," from South Carolina/Georgia, over to California.

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Alert: FMCSA says these crude tanks must be repaired, retested before hazmat use

Affected tanks have a capacity of 8,400 gallons, 8,717 gallons and 10,500 gallons, and are primarily used for the transportation of petroleum crude oil, FMCSA says.

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FMCSA standing up vetting process for ELD certifications

After issues found in some of the initial certifications, FMCSA is starting a pre-publication vetting process for further electronic logging device registrations and certifications to be included in its ELD registry.

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FourKites tracking integration with JDA TMS

FourKites' truck-tracking tech provides ETA data and helps automates arrivals and departures using geo-fencing technologies. The Integration allows JDA's customers to access all of this information within their JDA TMS.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

Gorilla Safety’s ELD, potential for usage-based insurance

The Gorilla Safety ELD entered the market for such products last month, and is one of the current three such devices listed on FMCSA's ELD registry.

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Fuel prices increase for fifth straight week

For the fifth week in a row, diesel prices are on the upswing, increasing a half-cent during the week ending May 9, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report.

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