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HOS reform: Now’s the time to comment, says Martinez, who hopes to ‘fast track’ potential rulemaking

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez, who spoke to a small group of reporters on Friday at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, said should the agency pursue changes to hours of service, he hopes to work quickly through the rulemaking process. "We’re committed to moving on this,” he said. “I don’t think this should be an issue that languishes."

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Let the good times roll: Owner-operators in the best of times, say ATBS reps

“There’s never been a better time in trucking than this,” says Todd Amen, president and CEO of owner-operator services firm ATBS, who said owner-operator pay has surged over the past year in response to a strong economy, tight capacity and soaring rates.

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FMCSA on ELDs and enforcement: Know what you’re dealing with at roadside

The more the driver knows about the specifics of the device he/she is using and its data-transfer protocols, "the better off that inspection will go" -- live vid from FMCSA's ELD seminar at GATS; reporting from the roadside in Tennessee, and more.

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NAIT donates $50K for fuel-assistance to owner-operators hauling Wreaths Across America loads

And NAIT's David King detailed new benefits to NAIT members in a new guaranteed-issue life and disability insurance offering, partnership with Equinox on business consulting and accounting.

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Uber Freight brings shipper platform to freight-matching app, creates carrier advisory board

About 15 months after tech giant Uber entered the trucking industry with its Uber Freight platform, the company this week took a pivotal step toward closing the gap toward a true automated freight-matching system: It opened the platform up to shippers, allowing them to post loads and match with carriers to haul those loads.

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Clean inspections account for a bigger share of checks; Updated state rankings for enforcement intensity

In 2017, total heavy-duty truck and driver inspection numbers rose by more than 70,000, much of it accounted for by clean inspections. Only North Carolina was newly among top ten states in our rankings for inspection intensity.

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FMCSA wants feedback on hours of service reforms around 14-hour rule, split sleeper, 30-minute break

FMCSA is seeking feedback from industry stakeholders on ways to overhaul hours regs, including extending drivers' 14-hour daily limit by two hours in the event of adverse conditions, allowing drivers to split their 10-hour off-duty period into segments and revising the 30-minute break requirement.

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ATRI seeks feedback on top trucking industry concerns

eld next to truck drivers dash

The survey lists 26 issues identified by the industry and asks for the respondent’s top three issues from the list. Some issues on the list include automated truck technology, CSA, driver shortage, ELDs, hours of service, truck parking and more.

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More leeway to report a malfunctioning ELD

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in late June broadened the options for carriers dealing with repairing or replacing an electronic logging device.

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More states shift focus to hours-, ELD-related violations

Though hours violation totals nationally have been falling for years, data show the extent to which more individual state truck enforcement departments are putting their attention in a big way on hours and associated ELD mandate violations.

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