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FMCSA alters course on e-log mandate, moves up projected publication date

FMCSA announced it has reversed a projected delay in the rule, moving up the expected publication date for a Final Rule mandating electronic logs by about six weeks.

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Trucker Path app giving away $5k in prizes

Trucker Path, a smartphone app launched last year that provides truck drivers location-based services such as mapping and nearby truck stops, weigh stations and rest areas, announced this week it is giving away $5,000 in prizes, including an iPad.

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Spot market rates: Downswing continues due to fuel prices, capacity, weather

Per-mile rates on the spot market continued their months-long tumble in February, with all three segments — flatbed, dry van and reefer — seeing noticeable declines.

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Driver cleared of obstruction charges after being woken up by police in the sleeper of team-driven truck

Kenny Capell was charged with obstruction of justice after refusing to comply with an ID check after being forced awake during a routine stop at the Northbound scale in Ringgold, Ga.

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

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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