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Diesel heading back toward $3 mark in latest weekly increase

The U.S. at-pump average has now climbed 10.6 cents a gallon since it began its upswing in mid-February.

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Many hats: Owner-op Bryan Smith active in hometown even after 2.4M OTR miles

For the second straight year, Smith is one of three finalists in Overdrive and TCA's Owner-Operator of the Year contest. He's being recognized for his on-highway safety and his off-highway community involvement.

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What is an entry-level driver?

Will traditional training approaches survive an ELDT rulemaking? This and other issues were explored in the first meeting of the Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee.

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Can you sing? Prove it in talent contest

Finalists will attend The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August and will compete live for first place.

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FMCSA attempting to fill the driver-training data void

A national driver survey relative to training -- and a more in-depth study -- are ongoing, but won't be finished in time for the ELDTAC committee to utilize in work on a negotiated rulemaking.

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Entry level driver training podcast: The data problem

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

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House bill seeks to remove assumption that CSA scores should be used in carrier hiring

The bill aims to remove the public assumption that carrier rankings in the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program should be used as a tool to hire carriers.

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Cargo theft warning: West Coast port backlog ripe for cargo thieves, FreightWatch says

“As the massive backlog of cargo begins to release into the supply chain, the frenetic situation will be rife with opportunity for cargo criminals,” FreightWatch said in its warning.

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READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

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Accelerated ‘negotiated rulemaking’ on pre-CDL driver training gets under way in Washington

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level driver training requirements.

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