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TCA names 2015’s Best Fleets to Drive For

Two Nebraska fleets were honored with the Best Fleets to Drive For award today at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Here's who they are.

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Podcast: Entry level driver training conversations following rulemaking committee meeting

Will traditional training approaches survive the Entry Level Driver Training rulemaking? If statutory language is any indication, it's likely. Voices on training standards/practices in this podcast.

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Tracy Morgan v. Walmart suit halted so trucker can make case to intervene

Roper’s requests have twice been denied, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Goodman issued an order March 4 to place a 10-day hold on action in Morgan’s suit pending an upcoming ruling on Roper’s latest appeal to stop the civil proceedings on a more long-term basis.

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Tonka-branded F750 lands at Work Truck Show

"When the sheet was lifted off the mystery truck at ... the 2015 Work Truck Show" last week, reported Bruce Smith of Hardworkingtrucks.com, "no one expected to see their favorite toy..."

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Owner-ops allege in lawsuit oilfield co. cheated them out of pay, seek class-action certification

Owner-operators are seeking class action certification in a lawsuit against an oilfield services company that allegedly provided misrepresentative settlement statements in order to underpay them.

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Trucking employment continues to grow: A look at latest gov’t numbers

For-hire trucking employment now totals 1.4462 million on a seasonally adjusted basis — a 3.6 percent increase (50,900 jobs) from February 2014.

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Citing handling of hours-of-service rules and CSA, Senator vows to reform FMCSA

Sen. Deb Fischer this week announced she plans to introduce legislation to reform the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with the aim of making the agency more under Congressional control, more transparent and more inclusive of trucking industry stakeholders.

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A couple’s experience with health-insurance premiums

“Once tax season hits, people are going to freak out.” --insurance agent Holly McCombs on Obamacare reaction. She and her husband, car hauler David McCombs, remain insured off the ACA exchanges.

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FMCSA may have a new boss by month’s end

Acting Administrator Scott Darling's term ends March 23, and whether he or someone else will head the agency following that date is unclear.

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West Coast ports making moves to lower truck wait times in potentially months-long backlog clearance

Several of the 29 ports on the West Coast are taking measures to hasten the process of clearing the cargo backlog that’s built up in recent months due to strained and months-long labor negotiations between port managers and port workers.

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