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Panel: Hours rule hurting safety, pushing drivers out of industry

The latest hours of service rule is pushing older, experienced drivers out of the industry, which will take a toll on safety, a panel of fleet managers said last week.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

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One week left for California ’06 reefer-unit extension

Orders for verified diesel emissions control strategies for transport refrigeration units operating in California, such as Level 3 diesel particulate filters, must be placed by Oct. 31.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

Everyone in the supply chain benefits from uncompensated detention time – except the driver. Some see a shift toward hourly pay as a solution; other solutions are explored in this part 1 of a two-part series on detention.

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Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — draw the most concern from carriers.

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Panel: Paying drivers by hour would be ‘suicide,’ driver pay raise looming

Fleets should be reluctant to abandon paying drivers by the mile, according to a panel of fleet managers, but driver pay is looming.

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This is now the hottest cargo theft scam

Experts say bogus pickups will become the dominant type of cargo theft.

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Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, says the Dept. of Energy. ProMiles reports a drop of six-tenths of a cent.

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

Trucking industry gains 1,000 jobs in September

The for-hire trucking industry saw a small uptick in September, adding 1,000 new payroll jobs in the month on a seasonally adjusted basis. The economy as a whole added 148,000 job, and unemployment dropped to 7.2 percent.

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OOIDA sues NY over out-of-state fees

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is legally challenging New York’s mandate that out-of-state trucks pay registration fees to operate on state highways.

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