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Florida legislature eyeing December 2018 ELD deadline for intrastate carriers, California uncertain

Florida's move for its sizable intrastate market follows that of Texas, which adopted a December 2019 date for the ELD requirements for intrastate carriers. California Highway Patrol reps, meanwhile, note they're yet uncertain on an intrastate ELD mandate there.

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Roadcheck inspection blitz looms

CVSA's annual inspection blitz will focus on cargo securement.

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Tennessee, California set to raise fuel taxes

Tennessee's diesel tax will increase by 10 cents over the next three years, while California's diesel prices will jump 20 cents later this year.

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Iowa 80 Truckstop co-founder passes

Carolyn and her husband Bill leased the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, from Standard Oil in 1965. In 1984, the Moons purchased the truck stop and built it into what they billed as the largest truck stop in the world.

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Truckers, enforcers warned by TSA about truck-ramming terrorist attacks

“Terrorist organizations overseas have advocated conducting vehicle ramming attacks...against crowds, buildings and other vehicles. It is likely that terrorist groups will continue to encourage aspiring attackers to employ unsophisticated attacks such as vehicle-ramming,” according to the report.

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Congress again slows deployment of wireless roadside inspections, House clears Obamacare overhaul

The measure builds upon Congressional intent in recent years to slow progress on a national wireless roadside inspection until the U.S. DOT answers certain questions for lawmakers. Also, an update on where Obamacare repeal efforts stand after House action this week.

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Cummins’ releases diagnostics app

Cummins made its Guidanz mobile app available for download Thursday, which enables customers to read prioritized engine fault codes and other key engine information within minutes, the company says.

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Truckers land $855k payout from carrier for non-driving tasks

XPO Logistics is appealing a California’s agency’s award totaling $855,286 to four truckers for wage law violations, including under a 2016 state law mandating compensating "nonproductive time.”

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Rates find solid footing in April, flatbed soars

Per-mile spot market rates for all three major truckload segments -- dry van, reefer and flatbed -- rose in April, according to data from Truckstop.com. The gains are in line with seasonal trends, but they could also reflect the beginning of a rate swell predicted by trucking analysts to occur this year.

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POLL: Interstate/intrastate — Which hours of service rule do you operate within?

What's the nature of your operation when it comes to hours of service -- are you running under the primary U.S. hours rules (irrespective of niche-specific variants like oilfield), a combination of U.S./Canadian rules, one of the various intrastate parameters or short-haul exceptions?

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