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FMCSA renews windshield placement exemption for lane-departure, camera systems

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has renewed an exemption that allows carriers to mount lane departure warning systems and collision mitigation cameras lower on the windshield of a truck.

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Employment report: Trucking adds 2,300 jobs

The U.S. economy as a whole in November added 211,000 jobs, and the country’s unemployment rate held at 5 percent.

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Long-term highway bill that slashes CSA clears Congress, goes to White House for sig

The U.S. Senate passed late Thursday the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act highway funding bill, sending the legislation to President Obama for his signature. The bill includes a number of trucking regulatory reforms, including removing carrier rankings in the CSA program from public view.

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Parking: Data on rest areas v. truck stops

Data show that parking issues aren’t limited to states showing a high percentage of publicly controlled spaces or those with a high percentage of private spaces.

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Love’s opens new Oklahoma stop

Love’s Travel Stops opened its 65th Oklahoma location today in Valliant along Highway 70 and Wilson Street recently.

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Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper available in 579, 567 models

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s Model 579 and vocational Model 567 in low- and mid-roof configurations.

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Highway bill passed by House, moves to Senate for final approval

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the five-year, $305 billion highway-funding bill that was agreed upon by a conference committee Dec. 1.

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These latest numbers show the Thanksgiving effect on the flatbed spot market

Where it's hot and not: The holiday week saw flatbed load availability, predictably, fall -- bright spots exist in Medford, Ore.; Rapid City, S.D.; Omaha, Neb.; Little Rock, Ark.; Shreveport, La.; and Montgomery, Ala.

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TCA announces new president

The Truckload Carriers Association has named John Lyboldt as the association’s new president.

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FAST Act highway bill: What trucking measures made it, what didn’t

In: Major CSA reform, expansion of driver drug testing, detention study and more. Out: Younger truckers and a measure that could have harmed small business truckers.

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