ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

| April 17, 2014

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

Driver coercion mitigation rule projected to be published this month

| April 16, 2014

FMCSA is working on a rule to mitigate potential coercion of drivers by shippers, receivers and carriers when crafting new rules. A speed limiter rule and Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action soon too.

KeepTruckin plans to offer free ELD to its pre-mandate e-logbook users

| April 16, 2014

That is, should the mandate take effect. With FMCSA hoping for a 2016 compliance date, KeepTruckin says it's developing the hardware to satisfy the ELD mandate now.

Major LTLs posting rates to uShip

| April 16, 2014

Three top national LTL carriers – Con-way, Old Dominion and YRC – have committed to publishing rates on offer to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace, uShip reported.

All major U.S. truck makers affected by Cummins nat gas recall, Autocar the latest

| April 15, 2014

In paperwork filed with NHTSA, Cummins says its recall of more than 25,000 natural gas engines affects all major North American truck manufacturers.

NASCAR haulers switch to Mobil Delvac

| April 15, 2014

ExxonMobil has announced that NASCAR began this month using Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy and Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 engine oil in its 65-truck fleet as part of the sport's Race to Green initiative.

DOT to give truck size and weight increase update on May 6

| April 15, 2014

FHWA will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits.

Massachusetts fleet owner gets fine, probation for bribing FMCSA inspector

| April 15, 2014

A Massachusetts trucking company owner has received one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine for bribing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspector.

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