The new driver training rule that the industry has been expecting for the last two decades is about to get one step closer to becoming almost a thing that the FMCSA might be ready to propose… someday. The agency announced that it will be conducting a survey of new drivers to gather data that will help to produce a new entry level driver training rule. [click to continue…]

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    A Pennsylvania man has received a settlement of $3.8 million dollars from two trucking companies after a crash that caused traumatic brain injury and numerous broken bones including “all of the bones in his head.” [click to continue…]

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    This is a friendly reminder to all drivers based or operating in California: The CARB deadline is approaching! If you’re driving a reefer unit without a CARB approved filter after the end of this month, you’ll be slapped with a fine. [click to continue…]

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    According to CNN.com, a program for an “eHighway” system in Germany could see hybrid trucks coming to US roads in the near future. [click to continue…]

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    A lawsuit has been filed by two trucking companies against a city that recently passed an ordinance that would ban heavy trucks from operating in certain areas. The companies, Nuzum Trucking Company and Preston Contractors Inc., claim that the ban is unenforceable and included the West Virginia Division of Highways in their lawsuit, recommending that they file an injunction which would prohibit the city from enforcing the ban. [click to continue…]

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    Despite their insistence to both industry groups and their critics in congress that their HOS sleep rules are above reproach, the FMCSA has announced that it is commissioning a new sleep study to find out whether or not the rigid sleep schedule they’re currently imposing on drivers is actually the best. [click to continue…]

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