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Altered CSA Safety Measurement System back in the public eye

The FMCSA has returned an altered CSA SMS to public view, showing no percentile or other evaluative scoring in the BASIC categories of measurement.

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REAL ID enforcement begins, truckers from these five states will need extra ID for secure entrances

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

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Soft-target terrorism: Readers favor enforcement of existing gun laws

In wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, 56 percent of readers urged no change in gun laws. Meanwhile, efforts around "Mike's Law" for a national commercial carry permit continue.

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Uniroyal rolling out budget-friendly truck tires

Uniroyal announced Wednesday the nationwide roll out of its line of budget-friendly commercial truck tires to the U.S. market.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT fugitive captured, CDL scheme updates and more

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in six trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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Owner-ops: Carrier rewarding system a way to help big carriers, ice out small ones

More concerns and questions were raised than praise given Tuesday at an FMCSA hearing intended to gather carrier and trucking industry stakeholder input on the potential establishment of a program to reward carriers who go above and beyond minimum requirements of federal safety rules.

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Truckers file class action classification suit against three XPO drayage co.’s, seek backwages and benefits

Truck operators for three drayage carriers owned by carrier conglomerate XPO Logistics have filed a class action lawsuit seeking payment over alleged misclassification as contractors instead of employees, which led to lower wages and denial of state mandated breaks, plaintiffs claim.

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Mooney named CVSA executive director

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has appointed Collin B. Mooney as its new executive director, effective Jan. 11.

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Virginia legislature floats two bills to limit trucks in left lane

The Virginia General Assembly has proposed two amendments to state law that would prohibit trucks from driving in the left-most lane in certain areas.

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Fuel prices fall for 9th straight week

Diesel prices in the U.S. dropped for the ninth straight week and to the lowest price since the week of March 23, 2009, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report.

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