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FMCSA makes some hours exemptions permanent

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has retroactively adopted several regulations required by the FAST Act highway bill dealing mainly with exemptions.

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Learn business tips, regulatory updates at GATS educational seminars

Seminars include updates to the electronic logging device mandate, information about owner-operator taxes and more.

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Minor changes made to inspection regulations

A few minor changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) remove the ability for carriers to use roadside inspections as their required annual inspection, as well as clarify rules on correcting violations found during roadside inspections and more.

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European truck makers hit with multi-billion-dollar fine in price fixing scheme

European regulators hit major European truck makers with $3.24 billion in fines this week, charging the company's broke anti-trust laws by colluding on truck prices for 14 years.

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Dog days of freight, rates setting in?

"Bad news, good news," says DAT's Ken Harper, looking at the spot market picture within the last week -- less freight, suggesting the typically "Summertime Blues" this time of year may finally be settling in.

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Love’s opens second location in Van, Texas along I-20

The new, 12,000 square-foot facility features an Arby's, Godfather's Pizza and Chester's restaurants, along with 74 truck parking spaces, seven showers, RFID cardless fueling, Cat scales and more.

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Mailbag: A primary tool in warding off post-crash litigation threats

"You’ve got to keep an eye out for every little detail and pass it on. If you’ve got a good insurance company, they’ll fight it for you.” As in crashes, as in other cases, says owner-operator Wayne VanHooser. “You’d be surprised how many times you can win when you do that.”

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FMCSA delays implementation date of URS online carrier registration portal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed the final implementation of its Unified Registration System until Jan. 14, 2017.

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Michigan set to begin roadside drug testing pilot program

Troopers that have gone through the training to become certified drug recognition experts could conduct the test at roadside by swabbing the saliva of a driver.

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Truck parking coalition talks converting existing facilities to truck parking, other fixes at second meeting

OOIDA Director of Regulatory Affairs Scott Grenerth said approximately 50 people attended the meeting and "shared every possible perspective of the five main focus areas" for the coalition. Those areas of focus are parking capacity expansion, funding and finance, technology and data, coordination with regional and local governments, and creative solutions.

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