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States object to OOIDA’s assertions that they can’t enforce ELD mandate

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Questions are being raised by state officials about the validity of a recent legal petition filed by OOIDA. Several states responded to note that, as far as they were concerned, their regulatory code was fully up to date, including the ELD mandate.

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ELD delay, trucker break laws on Congressional docket in coming weeks

A few prominent trucking policy reforms could be on tap in Congress in the coming weeks and months as lawmakers return to Washington from their annual August recess. Most prominently, lawmakers could take up a bill — or a rider to a must-pass spending bill — to delay the compliance date of the looming electronic logging device mandate.

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Love’s donating $1 million for Harvey relief

The company is giving $500,000 to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, and the other $500,000 is being earmarked to help Love’s employees affected by the storm through the Love’s Employee Emergency Fund.

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Idaho officials: Weigh-in-motion systems saved $3.5 million in 2016

The Idaho Transportation Department says each WIM truck bypass saves about $8.68 in time and fuel.

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Trucker involved in San Antonio human smuggling operation indicted, pleads not guilty

James Matthew Bradley Jr. faces a five-count indictment with charges of conspiracy and transportation of illegal immigrants resulting in death and serious bodily injury and more. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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Dart Transit raises owner-operator pay

Dart Transit is boosting pay for some owner-operators by up to 4 cents per mile, while CRST Expedited is giving new contract student drivers a 15 percent pay increase.

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Fuel haulers, relief load haulers exempt from hours regs in 26 states over Harvey disruptions

Hours of service regulations for truckers hauling gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, propane and other home heating fuels in 26 states have been suspended. The exemption also applies to carriers and drivers “providing direct assistance to the emergency in the States of Texas and Louisiana.”

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Spot market update: Harvey ripple effects, lookback on dry van demand through 2017 so far

The demand map for the dry van segment continued to be on the darker, truck-favorable side in the last week, part of a somewhat uncommon trend in the spot market for this time of year. Run through the shifting sands of van demand so far this year in a video, and more in this week's update.

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Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline that supplies East Coast, expected to reopen quickly

A major pipeline that supplies East Coast states with diesel fuel has been temporarily shut down due to oil refinery closures stemming from Hurricane Harvey. The disruption isn’t expected to affect fuel supply or diesel pricing.

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September calendar: Driver Appreciation Week ahead

The nation is gearing up to celebrate the truckers who keep America moving this month with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 10-16. During the week, trucking companies, truck stops and other industry leaders will offer driver celebrations and discounts to show appreciation for truckers. If you'd like to celebrate on your own by attending a truck show this month, there are plenty of options. The new North American Commercial Vehicle Show will debut in Atlanta Sept. ...

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