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State

Washington state ballot to include vehicle fee roll back question

Washington state voters will decide whether to roll back “car tabs,” vehicle sales taxes and other fees, axing road funds by $4 billion over six years.

News

Voting for Pilot Flying J’s Road Warrior underway

Pilot Flying J has opened up the voting polls for the sixth annual Road Warrior contest. Voting will run for one week only from Aug. 12-19.

Fuel prices

Average U.S. diesel fuel price drops another 2 cents

This is the fifth week in a row that the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel fuel has decreased, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Federal, OOIDA

Younger drivers crash more, OOIDA tells FMCSA

OOIDA opposes an under-21 pilot program, saying that allowing younger drivers in interstate commerce would lead to more crashes.

OOIDA, State

OOIDA lawsuit leads to Virginia removing thousands of HOS violations

Thousands of violations were wiped from drivers’ reports after an OOIDA lawsuit alleged Virginia enforced federal 30-minute break rules without authority.

Crime & Courts

New Mexico court rejects FedEx Ground drivers’ wage suit

Deviating from similar cases across the country, a New Mexico federal court found FedEx Ground drivers are not employees and cannot collect overtime pay.

State, Truck Parking

New York bills would slap fines on illegal truck parking in NYC

Multiple bills in the New York State Legislature cover concerns of certain New York City residents and businesses about trucks parked illegally.

Opinion

Hold my trucking bloodbath while I disrupt the transportation apocalypse

Words we’re sick of hearing and reading for $1,000, Alex.

Crime & Courts

Texas DPS employee charged for CDL test scheme

Three people, including a Texas DPS employee, have been indicted for their alleged role in a CDL scheme, according to federal court documents.

Equipment

Jacobs, Tula to collaborate cutting diesel exhaust, consumption

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, maker of Jake Brakes, is working with a Silicon Valley company to reduce diesel fuel consumption and exhast for heavy-duty trucks.

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