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FMCSA-approved med examiners coming to truck stops nationwide, group announces

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The newly formed Truck Stop Health Care announced Sept. 23 it will be placing certified medical examiners in truck stops in every U.S. state.
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Trucking industry's operational costs on the rise - Fleet Equipment Magazine

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The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its 2014 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.
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Why is the trucking industry so resistant to new safety regulations and ... - Fleet Owner

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FMCSA expands out-of-service order ability, increases fines for violations

FMCSA expands out-of-service order ability, increases fines for violations | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration — in compliance with the MAP-21 highway funding law finalized last year — has increased fines for several violations of its regulations and widened its authority to issue out-of-service orders.

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Fleet Cost-Per-Mile Data Analyzed - Trucks For Sale

Fleet Cost-Per-Mile Data Analyzed - Trucks For Sale | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
Given current fuel prices, motor carrier fuel costs are almost certain to continue to be the first or second largest cost center for fleets and increasing freight demand, new government regulations and an aging workforce will continue to intensify...
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FMCSA makes laundry list of changes to federal regs - Land Line Magazine

FMCSA makes laundry list of changes to federal regs - Land Line Magazine | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register that enacts changes to a wide variety of regulations.
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Trucking Industry Needs New Legs to Keep Running Hard

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From his seat 10 feet above Interstate 45, trucker Gary Babbitt takes a lofty view of the business he loves. Big rigs haul virtually everything in the U.S. to consumer markets, he says, from milk t...

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“Trucks and truck drivers are the pulse of this country,” said Babbitt, 61, a 40-year veteran of the industry..."and if the pulse stops, the country does, too.”


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Saving via “virtual” driver training

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There’s been a move in several quarters of the trucking industry to implement more “virtual” forms of driver training – everything from online safety courses to full driver simulator systems – not just as a way to reduce the costs of training but...

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CVSA’s brake inspection spree starts this weekend

CVSA’s brake inspection spree starts this weekend | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
More than 30,000 brake inspections will be performed next week as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week begins Sunday, Sept. 8, and runs to Saturday, Sept. 14.

http://www.ccjdigital.com/cvsas-brake-inspection-spree-starts-this-weekend/


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Agency publishes hours exemption application for DOD, livestock haulers - Commercial Carrier Journal

Agency publishes hours exemption application for DOD, livestock haulers - Commercial Carrier Journal | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published in the Federal Register notices of application from the U.S.
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Veterans finding jobs in transportation, other industries thanks to 100000 ... - Fleet Owner

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DOT Report Says to Expect Three FMCSA Proposals Soon - Truckinginfo

DOT Report Says to Expect Three FMCSA Proposals Soon Truckinginfo In September, a proposal is expected that would rescind the requirement that commercial motor vehicle drivers operating in interstate commerce submit, and motor carriers retain,...
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Bill Would Increase Carriers' Insurance Minimums Nearly 500%

Bill Would Increase Carriers' Insurance Minimums Nearly 500% | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it

A bill introduced Friday in the House would increase the minimum liability insurance trucking companies must have to $4,422,000, from the current $750,000, which hasn't changed in 33 years.

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August Truck Tonnage Surges to Record | Transport Topics Online

August Truck Tonnage Surges to Record | Transport Topics Online | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
August truck tonnage jumped 4.5% year-over-year to a record high, American Trucking Associations reported Sept. 23.
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Why is the trucking industry so resistant to new safety regulations and ... - Fleet Owner

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Trucking accidents on the rise: How the Intersection of Increased Traffic, Decreased Employment, and Increased Workload have Combined to Endanger America’s Roadways

Trucking accidents on the rise: How the Intersection of Increased Traffic, Decreased Employment, and Increased Workload have Combined to Endanger America’s Roadways | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
The trucking industry is a massive and vital industry that delivers goods across North America in times that even our parents wouldn’t have dreamed of just fifty years ago. As a result of this explosion of the trucking industry, America’s roadways are choked with an unprecedented volume of trucking traffic. However, despite incentivized pay rates [...]

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Per FMCSA rule, hazmat hauler rail crossings now more limited ...

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Drivers hauling hazmat may no longer cross a highway-rail grade crossing unless there is sufficient space to drive completely through without stopping, per a rule made final this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the ...
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TCP survey: Trucking preparing for changes in health care; 24% would opt out - The Trucker

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TCP survey: Trucking preparing for changes in health care; 24% would opt out
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The trucking industry has gradually learned more about this major change through press coverage, health insurers, and new government-sponsored websites.
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Shutdown: Congress Prepares to Furlough One-Third of US DOT Staff - Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog)

Shutdown: Congress Prepares to Furlough One-Third of US DOT Staff - Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog) | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
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Shutdown: Congress Prepares to Furlough One-Third of US DOT Staff
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Same with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. All 1,102 employees will go to work as usual.
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E-logs, driver database, vehicle reports on FMCSA’s agenda

E-logs, driver database, vehicle reports on FMCSA’s agenda | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
An electronic onboard recorder (aka electronic logging devices) rule is still slated to be proposed in November, says the Department of Transportation in its semiannual status report, released this week.

http://www.overdriveonline.com/e-logs-driver-database-vehicle-reports-on-fmcsas-agenda/


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J.J. Keller, Verizon to offer ‘Compliance Tablet’

J.J. Keller, Verizon to offer ‘Compliance Tablet’ | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is partnering with Verizon to offer the Compliance Tablet, a mobile device with Keller’s patented E-Log technology built in.

http://www.ccjdigital.com/j-j-keller-verizon-to-offer-compliance-tablet/


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Trucking Industry Needs New Legs to Keep Running Hard

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From his seat 10 feet above Interstate 45, trucker Gary Babbitt takes a lofty view of the business he loves. Big rigs haul virtually everything in the U.S. to consumer markets, he says, from milk t...

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AmericanFreightTrucking's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:03 AM

“Trucks and truck drivers are the pulse of this country,” said Babbitt, 61, a 40-year veteran of the industry..."and if the pulse stops, the country does, too.”


http://AmericanFreightTrucking.com

https://twitter.com/AFTvitaliy

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ATA President Graves on the State of the Trucking Industry

ATA President Graves on the State of the Trucking Industry | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
American Trucking Association president Bill Graves weighs in on the state of the economy and the trucking industry.
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E-logs, driver database, vehicle reports on FMCSA’s agenda

E-logs, driver database, vehicle reports on FMCSA’s agenda | Trucking News and Updates | Scoop.it
An electronic onboard recorder (aka electronic logging devices) rule is still slated to be proposed in November, says the Department of Transportation in its semiannual status report, released this week.

http://www.overdriveonline.com/e-logs-driver-database-vehicle-reports-on-fmcsas-agenda/


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Webinar to focus on trucking post CSA - Fleet Owner

Webinar to focus on trucking post CSA
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The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program has been around for two years but carriers still have questions on what CSA does and does not do, according to the Truckload Carriers Assn.
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