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Truckers Final Mile: Nonprofit driver-assitance group launches Christmas campaign

The Truckers Final Mile nonprofit organization, founded in 2013 with a mission to "reunite North American truck drivers" with their families "in times of crisis," embarks on "Sleigh Bells and Santa" campaign.

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After tornado outbreak on the plains, severe weather moves east

Tornado watches remained in effect through 6 p.m. Central Tuesday for some areas of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Severe storms expected to follow through Mississippi and Alabama through Wednesday.

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House passes short-term highway funding extension to buy time for long-term bill

The current stopgap measure passed in late October expired Friday, Nov. 20. Members of the House and Senate this week are meeting in a conference committee tasked with producing a unified long-term bill that can get through both chambers of Congress. The Senate likely will take up the House’s short-term patch in the coming days.

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E-log rule advances, publication expected by month’s end

A federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status has cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, paving the way for the rule to be published by the DOT.

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U.S. diesel price down another 2 cents

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fell to $2.482 last week, dropping 2 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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‘Uberization of Trucking’ reality more complicated than the hype

"Uberized'' tech start-ups in load matching may be "missing the complexity of most freight moves and will lose a lot in the translation because of that." --John Larkin of Stifel

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Minnesota trucker shut down by FMCSA for hours violations, medical qualifications

Minnesota truck driver John Ray Carpenter has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being "medically unqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle," discovered following a fatal crash last month.

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Regulatory update: E-log rule still expected this year, driver coercion nears publication

Still slated for this year: Rules to mandate e-logs and speed limiters, a driver training rule and an extension to the CSA program.

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Return safety to drivers’ control: Fix the 14-hour rule

Texas-based Gary Carlisle weighs in on what Overdrive readers have named among the most-needed hours revisions. Also: it's bankruptcies that will drive up rates, not wide ELD use itself.

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Top 10 toughest states for traffic enforcement

Indiana, Delaware, Illinois top the rankings for violations that contribute CSA's Unsafe Driving measure. Often used by enforcement as a reason to inspect, without an attendant citation such violations can be notoriously difficult to challenge.

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