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HOURS OF SERVICE
Latest on hours of service: DOT enters next phase of 34-hour restart study, short-term gov’t funding won’t affect ‘restart rollback’
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Oct. 1 it has concluded the data collection phase of the Congressionally required study on 2013’s 34-hour restart rules. It has now begun the data analysis phase and says it hopes to produce a report by year’s end.
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ENGINES
International set to offer in ProStar new Allison TC10-Cummins ISX15 powertrain
International announced Oct. 1 that it will soon offer on the ProStar tractor the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 . The engine/transmission combination will be available for order beginning in December 2015 with expected delivery dates of early 2016.
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ELECTRONIC LOGS
FMCSA revises onboard recorder guidance to allow drivers to make corrections
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance pertaining to automatic onboard recording devices (a form of e-log) to give drivers a chance to correct inaccurate information.
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DRIVERS
Industry at risk: a wake-up call for driver health and wellness
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LITIGATION
Georgia trucking companies take on state’s use of fuel tax dollars
Three Georgia-based carriers and the state’s trucking association have filed a class-action lawsuit against Georgia’s revenue department claiming its use of at-pump fuel taxes for non-highway spending violates the state’s Constitution.
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REGULATIONS
Radioactives, ammunitions carrier granted hours-of-service exemption
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted R&R Transportation Group an exemption from the 30-minute hours-of-service rule for drivers of loads with materials that require attendance, such as radioactive materials, pharmaceuticals and ammunition.
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Latest on hours of service: DOT enters next phase of 34-hour restart study, short-term gov’t funding won’t affect ‘restart rollback’
International set to offer in ProStar new Allison TC10-Cummins ISX15 powertrain
FMCSA revises onboard recorder guidance to allow drivers to make corrections
Industry at risk: a wake-up call for driver health and wellness
Georgia trucking companies take on state’s use of fuel tax dollars
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