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Senate confirms Chao to head DOT under Trump

Chao told a Senate panel earlier this month her three main goals as head of the U.S. DOT will be to bolster infrastructure funding, bridge the divide over rural and urban transportation need and find better balance between federal regulations and concerns of businesses regulated by the DOT.

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TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having “exemplary work environments” for their truck drivers and other employees.

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If it means more parking options, readers say, rest-area commercialization A-OK

In this mailbag podcast and other commentary, readers believed in large part that NATSO's concern over recent FHWA ideas for rest-area commercialization was misplaced, particularly if services allowed at state-facilitated rest areas are limited to an extent they aren't at truck stops.

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Per Trump order, FMCSA delays new driver training rule

Prompted by a Jan. 20 order issued by President Trump, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a notice Feb. 1 officially delaying the effective date of a new rule establishing national truck driver training standards.

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Walmart now owes truckers $60M in back pay, court rules

Roughly 840 members class members will receive compensation for earning less than minimum wage for rest breaks, layovers and pre-trip and post-trip inspections. A Jan. 25 order by the court overseeing the bumped up the sum of the total settlement to $60 million.

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CX North America introduces tools for carriers, brokers

The CX North America Information Services company, a platform for freight management and collaboration for fleets and brokers, announced the launch of the company and the opening of its headquarters office in Tecumseh, Ontario.

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Trump calls on agencies to remove two regulations for every new one

President Trump in his second full week in office continues his crusade against new and existing federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies to eliminate two “prior regulations” for “every new regulation issued.”

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I-83 open in Pa. following 50-vehicle pileup

A 50-car pileup on I-83 involving at least 10 tractor-trailers shutdown lanes in all directions on I-83 late Monday. The lanes have been reopened, the state has reported.

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‘When a truck was a truck…’

Steve Hearne's grandfather's old Ford AA "had a hand throttle like a tractor, and another lever on the column to retard the timing for hand starting." Hearne, who still lives on a portion of his family's old 120-acre farm in Vermont, remembers the unit well...

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‘Queen of the road’ finalists named

The Real Women in Trucking group's first-annual "Queen of the Road" awards program announced ten finalists.

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