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Hours of service, trucker strike, Lisa Kelly and more: Top 15 most read stories of 2013

Join us a countdown to the most-popular stories of the year, measured by total number of pageviews throughout the year.

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Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splits

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

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FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

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Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

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UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

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Bill to overturn hours-of-service rule introduced in Senate, referred to committee

A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review the rule further.

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Agency proposes shortening driving experience needed to obtain vision exemption

FMCSA has proposed shortening the amount of driving experience needed for truck drivers to obtain an exemption to drive with "vision deficiency," it announced via the Federal Register Dec. 19.

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Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

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Warning for short haulers: Exceeding distance, time limits makes 30-min. break mandatory

Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.

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Diesel group: Clean diesel tech has lowered truck emissions to near-zero levels

According to a study released this month, emissions from diesel engines have been nearly eliminated by 2010 engine technolgoy — Selective Catalytic Reduction exhaust aftertreatment systems.

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