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Worst case trucking scenario: Heart attack while driving

As part of the ongoing 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, what should you do if stricken with a heart attack while driving? Quick tips for those who are curious.

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Analysis: Foxx needs to lead, not do more of the same

What should Anthony Foxx's No. 1 priority be as new Secretary of Transportation? Leading the U.S. to modern transportation infrastructure funding solutions, writes Kevin Jones.

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Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

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Carriers who pursue volume-only goal in competition are dampening good rate environment

To many carriers "seem to want to compete this way. And who gets hurt? Drivers, small businesses, people all throughout the industry."

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‘Hot fuel’ cases hit with second punch

The judge presiding over the multi-district “hot fuel” litigation has ruled in favor of Chevron regarding California plaintiffs, marking the second hot fuel case retailers have won in the last year.

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Carrier ordered to pay back wages, rehire driver fired for refusing to drive over hours

A federal agency has ordered a Massachusetts carrier pay a driver $131,533 after firing him for refusing to drive after reaching the federal limit on hours.

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House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.

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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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

Broker organization sues over hike in bond requirement

AIPBA alleges FMCSA violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, given the agency did not conduct rulemaking to raise the minimum required broker bond from $10K to $75K, slated to go into effect October 1.

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Connecticut truckers welcome owner-operator law

A new Connecticut law dealing with independent contractor status is being embraced by owner-operator advocates.

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