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POLL: Have you begun running with an ELD/AOBRD for e-logs?

With the ELD mandate's Dec. 18 enforcement deadline quickly approaching, some surveys have estimated as few as 25 percent of small fleets and owner-operators are ready for the deadline. What's the status of your operation relative to e-logs, whether exempt from the mandate or not?

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Maverick announces per-mile pay increase for certain OTR drivers

The company is also currently offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for drivers with at least a year of verifiable experience.

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Pilot Flying J opening new Kansas City location

The new Pilot Travel Center, located off of Missouri Highway 210 near I-435, will feature six diesel lanes with high-speed pumps, public laundry, Western Union and more.

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Driver shut down by FMCSA after fatal crash, investigation

Earnest Paul Biddwell was driving on Tennessee State Route 305 on Aug. 3 when his trailer separated from his truck, crossed the center line and struck another truck, causing it to veer off the highway into a ditch and up an embankment before it overturned.

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N.Y. attack highlights danger of weaponized trucks, attacker once a truck driver

Notes on Tuesday's Manhattan terrorist attack: The suspect is a Class A CDL holder and once employed as a truck operator. The attack also underscores the dangers of the potential for trucks to be used as weapons to carry out terrorism.

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Rates surged again in October, flatbed and van hit three-year highs

With conditions ripe for rate hikes of late, truckload rates in all three major segments in October continued their upward momentum, according to monthly spot market rates data from Truckstop.com.

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California’s 20-cent diesel tax hike goes into effect

The excise tax on diesel in the state jumped from 16 cents per gallon to 36 cents per gallon Wednesday. The state has also increased the sales tax rate on diesel from 9 percent to 13 percent. 

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Sleep apnea partly to blame in 2016 truck-bus crash that killed 13, NTSB concludes

The Board determined the trucker had untreated obstructive sleep apnea, and the bus driver had untreated diabetes and was fatigued, likely due to acute sleep loss, at the time of the crash.

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Trump FMCSA pick Martinez supports ELD mandate, will examine owner-operator impact

While Martinez said he doesn't intend to delay the mandate, he said he will examine its impact on small business truckers. “I want to meet with those involved who oppose the rule to learn more about those concerns," he told a panel of Senators during a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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Intrastate ELD mandates: California enforcement deadline likely to be late 2020, Oregon this year

California is planning to seek an intrastate adoption of the electronic logging device mandate that is likely to impose a deadline of December 31, 2020, for intrastate carriers. Oregon will enforce on the federal timeline Dec. 18 this year.

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