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Federal

Hours-of-service plan opens for public inspection, scheduled to publish Aug. 22

FMCSA’s hours-of-service plan is set to publish on Aug. 22, ready for inspection. When that happens, it will be time for truckers to comment on it.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA defends truckers’ rights in DataQ reviews at D.C. hearing

During a Small Business Administration hearing, OOIDA provided examples of problems its members have encountered with DataQ reviews.

Federal, OOIDA

Spencer: Delaying driver training rules will only delay safety benefits

FMCSA’s decision to delay parts of the entry-level driver training rule would only delay safety benefits for all, writes OOIDA’s Todd Spencer.

Uncategorized

Colorado launches The Mountain Rules trucker safety program

The Colorado DOT recently announced its The Mountain Rules program, which educates truckers on the safest ways to navigate the mountainous areas.

TRACER Alert

TRACER ALERT: 2006 Freightliner stolen in Georgia; Utility reefer stolen in Texas

According to OOIDA’s TRACER Alert system, a 2006 Freightliner ST120 has been reported stolen in Georgia and a 2014 Utility reefer from San Antonio.

Equipment

Volvo Trucks introduces higher-efficiency D13TC engine in VNL models

Volvo has increased the fuel efficiency of its 13-liter diesel engine by 3%. The new D13TC uses turbo compound tech and dynamic torque tech.

Federal, Truck Shows

Truckers will have chance to speak out on HOS proposal at GATS

Want to give FMCSA your 2 cents on the hours-of-service proposal? You can do so Aug. 23 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

State

Maine running out of time to get transportation bond deal done

Time is running out in Maine to include a question on the state’s fall ballot about whether to approve millions in bonds for highway repairs.

Crime & Courts

Rhode Island trucking company owner charged with bank fraud

The owner of a Rhode Island trucking company has been charged for allegedly defrauding several banks, as well as FMCSA.

Crime & Courts

Trucker petitions Florida Supreme Court to hear dashcam case

A petition to the Florida Supreme Court could update summary judgment standards,letting a judge rather than a jury decide cases based on dashcam video.