Another group of household goods haulers applies for special-cases extension of 14-hour window

| November 18, 2014

A trade group representing household goods carriers has applied for an exemption to certain provisions of federal hours of service regulations, citing the need for drivers to be able to return to a safe and appropriate place to park following deliveries.

Pilot Flying J’s fraudulent fuel scheme started at the top, amended lawsuits claim

| November 18, 2014

Two of the remaining carriers suing fuel provider Pilot Flying J have amended their lawsuits to allege that the company’s CEO, Jimmy Haslam, “instructed” employees to cheat diesel fuel customers out of fuel rebates.

Health-insurance exchange enrollment open through Feb. 15

| November 18, 2014

Now is the time those purchasing health insurance on the exchange to browse and/or enroll or update prior purchased plans. For the coming tax year, penalties for not carrying health insurance are roughly double those in effect for 2014,

Diesel drops 1.6 cent to resume downslide

| November 17, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents in the week ended Nov. 17 to $3.661. The drop comes after a 5.4-cent rise in the week prior, which snapped an 18-week streak without a price increase.

What’s your take on autonomous truck platooning? ATRI wants to know

| November 17, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from carriers and drivers about the use of truck platooning systems to determine the feasibility of their adoption in trucking.

Regulatory update: DOT’s latest projections for mandating electronic logging devices, speed limiters

| November 17, 2014

The DOT could require the use of electronic logging devices by Fall 2017. A proposed speed limiter rule is expected in the coming months. Here's a look at the rest of FMCSA's regulatory timeline.

Audio mailbag: CARB’s hardship exemption, e-logs and harassmentPodcast

| November 17, 2014

No. 2 in the mailbag series of podcasts airing views sees voices responding to recent news around the California Air Resources Board and FMCSA's report on e-logs and harassment.

Detroit unveils safety system that alerts drivers, brakes autonomously

| November 17, 2014

Detroit showed off last week its new Assurance safety system, an active system that uses radar to scan the highway in front of a truck to adjust cruising speed, alert drivers of fast closure rate and brake autonomously, if needed, to avoid a crash.

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