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OSHA backs UPS driver who refused to drive without an ELD

A New Hampshire driver for UPS Freight will receive more than $47,000 after filing a whistleblower complaint that UPS forced him to drive without an ELD.

News

Arizona DOT installs three more weigh-in-motion sensors near Yuma and Gila Bend

The Arizona Department of Transportation is trying to keep trucks moving through the state. ADOT’s weigh-in-motion technology has been expanded, allowing trucks to be checked for weight, registration and permits without stopping near Yuma and Gila Bend. According to an ADOT news release, weigh-in-motion sensors have been added in three locations: Interstate 8 at milepost […]

Opinion

Truckers not paying their share?

Professional drivers have long heard people not familiar with the trucking industry claim that truckers are not paying enough for the damage they do to roads. The misconception that truck drivers are “getting off easy” when it comes to taxes and fees has once again reared its head, this time in Missouri. A 23-member task […]

News, Tolls

Truck tolls in Rhode Island cross another hurdle; collection expected in February

Not deterred by strong opposition by industry stakeholders, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has scored another victory in its efforts to implement truck-only tolls. The Federal Highway Administration has recently signed off on a “finding of no significant impact” for the environmental assessment. The environmental assessment only applies to the first two gantries for […]

News

Agricultural Retailers Association asks for ELD exemption

Add another group of truckers to the growing list of those seeking an exemption from the electronic logging mandate. Citing a litany of concerns including the potential for cyberattacks and the lack of reliable broadband internet access in rural America, the Agricultural Retailers Association is seeking an exemption from the mandate for its members. The […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices lower in West Coast and Rocky Mountain regions, up everywhere else

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up two-tenths of a cent to $2.903 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 25. This marks the first increase after three weeks of decreases. Diesel prices went up in six of 10 regions in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration. […]

News

OOIDA asks truckers to comment on glider kit repeal before Jan. 5 deadline

Time is running out for truck drivers to submit comments regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to repeal emissions requirements for glider kits. The public comment period on EPA’s proposal will be open through Jan. 5. OOIDA delivered a Call to Action earlier this month, asking its more than 160,000 members to submit comments […]

Crime & Courts, News

Two more plead guilty in California DMV CDL scheme

Two more co-conspirators have pleaded guilty for their role in a CDL scheme involving California Department of Motor Vehicles employees and truck driving schools. More than a dozen people involved have either pleaded guilty or await trial. On Dec. 14, Donald Freeman and Juan Arturo Arroyo Gomez pleaded guilty in a California federal court. Freeman […]

News

With CME site still down, FMCSA provides ‘search tool’

It has been almost a month since the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website has remained operational. The website, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, originally went down on Nov. 30 and didn’t resume its functionality until Dec. 14. However, the site […]

News

Canada launches its own push for ELD mandate

Now that the electronic logging device mandate is in effect in the United States, the government of Canada is moving forward with its own law requiring the devices in commercial motor vehicles. Transport Canada formally published a draft version of its ELD mandate on Dec. 16. According to the document, nearly half of all Canadian commercial […]

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Oregon set to begin collecting higher vehicle taxes and fees Jan. 1

The first of the year marks the beginning of new and higher taxes and fees in Oregon. The changes result from a transportation funding bill approved by state lawmakers. A 4-cent increase in the state’s 30-cent fuel tax rate takes effect Jan. 1. Additionally, 2-cent increases will follow every two years through 2024. At that […]