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President signs three-month highway patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.

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GATS Beer Garden making inaugural appearance

New to the Great American Trucking Show this year is the GATS Beer Garden, which will feature a different local brewery each day.

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Report: FMCSA can’t effectively study 2013 hours of service, safety conclusions likely skewed

A new Congressional report says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to truly evaluate the 2013-implemented hours-of-service rule because its study did not meet research standards and has data constraints. The GAO report covers the agency's 2014-released study on the HOS rule, not the one currently in the works required by a December 2014 DOT-funding act, which also suspended certain portions of the 2013 rule. The U.S. House's transportation committee asked the Government Accountability ...

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Senate passes long- and short-term highway bills, clears provision to remove CSA scores from public view

The Senate mid-Thursday overwhelmingly passed a six-year highway bill that would remove carrier percentile scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view, among other regulatory reforms.

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Ice Road Truckers season 9 debuts Sunday

The new, ninth season of the long-running series follows a cast of new and familiar faces on far-Manitoba ice roads, debuting this Sunday on the History Channel at 9 p.m. EDT.

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Redux: The cost of emissions-system maintenance

For too many truck buyers, such costs and associated practices are unforeseen and unheeded at time purchase, notes a longtime truck sales/service rep. And: "Let’s face it, even with proper maintenance emissions systems are still not as reliable as they should be."

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Overdrive giving away trucker tribute rifle

Overdrive is giving away later this year a special trucking-themed rifle, the .22-caliber American Trucker Tribute Golden Boy Rifle from Henry Repeating Arms.

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FMCSA advances e-log mandate, rule sent to OMB for approval

FMCSA sent the e-log rule to the OMB July 30, along with a rule that will implement stiffer penalties for carriers, shippers, brokers and others who coerce or pressure drivers to not abide by federal safety standards like hours-of-service limits.

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

Latest highway funding stopgap clears House, delays bill that would reform CSA

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s bid for a mad-dash passage of a long-term bill.

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Trucking Moves America Forward introduces trailer wrap program

Trucking Moves America Forward has unveiled its trailer decal wrap program, which it believes will help push TMAF's mission of educating the public on the trucking industry and those that work in it.

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