February 20, 2018

The FMCSA clarifies how carriers can dispute crashes

The FMCSA clarifies how carriers can dispute crashes

The FMCSA has recently issued guidance on how carriers can dispute certain crashes and have them removed from their CSA scores. On July 27, 2017, the agency announced the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program. According to this program, the agency would accept RDRs (requests for data reviews) and evaluate the preventability

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February 15, 2018

Spot market rates reached new levels in January

Spot market rates reached new levels in January

Spot market rates continue to go up after the ELD mandate implementation date. The data on monthly rates from Truckstop.com showed that spot market per-mile rates in all three major truckload segments accelerated further last month. The data also showed that reefer and dry van rates reached seven-year highs. Reefer

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February 15, 2018

Pilot Flying J is planning to add more stores in 2018

Pilot Flying J is planning to add more stores in 2018

2017 was a busy year for Pilot Flying J. PFJ opened eight new travel centers and renovated 50 existing locations in 2017. The company is now seeking to carry that momentum into 2018 as it’s planning to add more stores, perform renovations of existing locations, and offer parking availability notifications,

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February 14, 2018

Fewer cargo thefts: 2017 was one of the safest years

Fewer cargo thefts - 2017 was one of the safest years

According to the latest report by CargoNet, 2017 was one of the safest years with a significant decline in reported cargo thefts. CargoNet reported a total of 741 cargo theft events in Canada and the United States of America in 2017, down from 836 in 2016. Apart from these 741

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February 5, 2018

The FMCSA grants National Asphalt Pavement Association two HOS exemptions

The FMCSA grants National Asphalt Pavement Association two HOS exemptions

The FMCSA has granted the National Asphalt Pavement Association a five-year exemption from two federal hours-of-service regulations. According to the FMCSA’s announcement, the exemption will cover two HOS provisions for drivers of all trucking assets that are associated with the “transportation of asphalt and related materials and equipment,” including “dump

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January 30, 2018

The FMCSA issues a 90-day ELD waiver for short-term rental trucks

The FMCSA issues a 90-day ELD waiver for short-term rental trucks

A 90-day ELD waiver for short-term rental trucks was posted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the Federal Register on January 19. The waiver took effect on the day it was published and would expire on April 19, 2018. The Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) sought

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