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CSA-reforming highway bill hits roadblock, still could pass Senate this week

Congress is now days away from the latest expiration of U.S. highway funds, and lawmakers must come to an agreement on how to proceed: The Senate’s long-term measure or the House’s short-term measure.

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Fleet Focus: Con-way Freight, J.R. Schugel, C.H. Robinson

Fleets today are concerned with making sure their drivers are happy and that they’ll stay happy and stick around, and nothing makes drivers happier than good pay, new equipment and a few add-ons in their truck to help make their downtime on the road a little more pleasant. To that end, Con-way Freight recently purchased 875 new Daimler Freightliner tractors to replace older units as part of its 2015 fleet replacement cycle. “We have listened to ...

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CVSA’s surprise inspection spree put 14 percent out-of-service for brake violations

CVSA checked brakes on 6,337 commercial motor vehicles during its annual unannounced brake check day May 6, the enforcement group announced this week, resulting in a 14.2 percent out-of-service rate overall.

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Port truckers strike again over wage theft claims, feds intervene in port deal

Truckers at California’s Pacific 9 have begun what the Teamsters have described as an “indefinite strike,” aiming to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors.

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I-10 bridge collapse costing trucking industry $2.5 million per day, ATRI says

The collapse of the I-10 Tex Wash bridge in California has not only delayed truckers heading East on the route, but it is also costing the trucking industry big bucks each day to detour around the collapsed Interstate bridge, ATRI says.

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Senate highway bill that would remove CSA scores moves step closer to passage, House hesitant

The six-year DRIVE Act would remove from public view major chunks of FMCSA's CSA carrier ranking program. It would also map out highway funding for six years. The House, however, has signaled it's not ready to take up the bill just yet.

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Comment period open for rule on truck fuel economy, emissions standards

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation published a proposed rule on the Federal Register on Monday, July 13, for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

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Van freight: Demand shift in the last week

Rates trends for the week: Van demand fell off, rates following slightly. And: How would you break up a return trip to Stockton, Calif., from Seattle? Find out the most profitable route here.

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Senate this week could vote on highway bill that would remove CSA scores from public view

The six-year DRIVE Act would be the first multi-year bill since 2012’s MAP-21, which was just a two-year funding measure. The bill also is packed full of regulatory changes, with some notable stabs by Congress at the CSA carrier-scoring program.

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Truckstop.com celebrates 20th anniversary

Freight matching marketplace Truckstop.com will turn 20 years old July 24, the company announced this week.

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