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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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Falls Township considers 'trucker village' amid traffic surge from trade center

Falls Township in Pennsylvania evaluates the creation of a 'trucker village' to support the increased truck traffic from the Keystone Trade Center, offering services like parking and repairs while addressing local infrastructure concerns.
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Senator Cruz's bill aims to protect trade at US ports of entry

Senator Ted Cruz's proposed bill aims to protect U.S. ports of entry from closures that disrupt truckers' ability to maintain crucial trade flows, backed by industry support amid economic and border security debates.
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Oregon truckers sue state over disproportionate road taxes

Oregon truckers file lawsuit against the state for disproportionate road taxes, highlighting an imbalance where they pay one-third of the motorist taxes despite being only 15% of vehicle population.
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Colorado bill proposes tighter rules for commercial vehicles

The newly proposed bipartisan bill in Colorado seeks to improve road safety by expanding the chain law for commercial vehicles, increasing speeding fines, and enforcing lane usage rules, particularly to better navigate the state's challenging winter driving conditions.
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FMCSA proposes new rule to streamline CDL licensing for truckers

The FMCSA's proposed rule to expedite CDL licensing includes measures like allowing permit holders to drive solo after passing their skills test, aiming to increase efficiency and reduce the time to full licensure for commercial drivers.
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Massachusetts state troopers arrested in CDL test bribery scheme

Massachusetts troopers and civilians arrested in a 74-count indictment for a CDL test-passing scheme involving bribes, luxury goods, and falsified records.
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Federal grants target parking crisis for U.S. truckers

The U.S. Department of Transportation allocates $292 million in federal grants to expand semi-truck parking, addressing a longstanding safety and efficiency issue for truckers.
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2024 CVSA truck inspection blitz dates truckers need to know

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announces 2024 dates for truck inspection blitzes, including the International Roadcheck and Brake Safety Week, emphasizing the importance of maintenance and safety for trucking professionals.
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Florida truckers face new parking restrictions, igniting local tension

New parking restrictions imposed by Palm Beach County Commission leave Loxahatchee and The Acreage truckers without the option to park their semis at home, sparking local discontent and added complications for these essential service providers.
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PS Logistics expands empire with acquisition of ELS flatbed division

PS Logistics enhances its flatbed transportation presence by acquiring the flatbed division of ELS, adding over 90 tractors and 240 over-length flatbed trailers to its fleet.
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FMCSA proposes significant UCR fee hike for trucking industry in 2025

The FMCSA proposes a 25% hike in UCR fees for 2025, impacting motor carriers, brokers, and related entities, which will contribute to safety enforcement programs, with the trucking community encouraged to express their views.
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FMCSA head Robin Hutcheson steps down, Sue Lawless steps in

FMCSA head Robin Hutcheson steps down to be succeeded by Sue Lawless, having focused on driver safety and quality of life improvements during her term.
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GXO Logistics to lay off 211 workers at Memphis facility

GXO Logistics announces plans to cut 211 jobs at a Memphis facility by 2024 as operations with a key customer end, aiming to support affected workers during this transition.
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Estes integrates electric semis into its fleet for California deliveries

Estes enhances California delivery operations by incorporating 12 electric Freightliner eCascadia semis in a move towards greater sustainability and improved driver experience within the freight industry.
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