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Senate FAA bill skips language on state regulation of truckers’ hours, pay reform

The Senate’s Commerce Committee late Wednesday unveiled its version of a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that, unlike its counterpart in the House, does not include trucking-specific language on state regulation of truck drivers’ hours of service and pay.

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Spring freight season has sprung? Spot market volume up in the last week

"Spring appears to have (been) sprung," notes DAT's Ken Harper with this week's spot market update. "Loads up, rates up, hyacinths too" in comparison to the previous week's numbers.

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Another coalition of trucking groups calls on Congress to stop FMCSA’s Safety Fitness rule from proceeding

The groups said their major concern is that the Safety Fitness rule "utilizes flawed CSA/Safety Measurement System data and scores,” which Congress directed FMCSA to fix in the FAST Act highway bill passed in December.

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POLL: Small fleets, which comes first — the driver or the truck?

For those among readers who've owned more than one truck, this poll asks a question relative to views on expansion strategy: Best to buy a truck to fit a dependable driver or the converse, focus on hiring only as needed to utilize equipment?

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‘No surprise’: Voices following report on driver pay’s historic fall

Reader Thomas Lawson had this to say about news of a new analysis of driver wage growth -- lack thereof, in fact -- over the 35 years since 1980: "And this is a surprise to whom?"

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Trucker Path reaches 1 million downloads milestone

The Trucker Path Pro smartphone app now provides a new user-friendly overall design as well as a new "Fuel View" feature, showing prices along particular lanes displayed on a map.

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Lisa Kelly joins Chevron’s ‘Reality of Delo’ campaign

Lisa Kelly, star of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, has joined a new Chevron marketing campaign for the company's Delo diesel engine oil.

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Rates took a nosedive in February, major segments drop nearly a dime each

February’s rate declines were the continuation of about a now 18-month-long trend, as flatbed, reefer and van rates have steadily fallen since peaking at record highs in mid-2014. Here are the latest per-mile numbers for each.

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USA Truck installs driver coaching app on fleet trucks, ties app to driver pay

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile app in its trucks and adding it to the company's pay-for-performance program to encourage drivers to stay more fuel efficient.

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Overdrive names 2015 Owner-Operator of the Year, winner of $25,000 prize

Edward Mark Tricco, leased to Bison Transport, was named the 2015 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive Tuesday night. He won a $25,000 cash prize.

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