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Lawmakers ask FMCSA’s Martinez to grant OOIDA’s ELD exemption request

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A trio of Republican congressmen sent a letter to the leader of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration calling for his support for ELD exemption for small-business trucking firms.

In a May 8 letter, U.S. Reps. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.; Steve King, R-Iowa; and Brian Babin, R-Texas, asked FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez to grant an exemption request filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The request seeks relief from the ELD mandate on behalf of small business truckers with a proven safety record.  Read more here.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Additional $125 Billion for N.Y. Infrastructure

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 8 that an additional $125 billion will go toward infrastructure investment over the next five years.  Read more here.

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Nikola Sues Tesla for $2 Billion Over Electric Truck Design

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Nikola Corp. has sued rival Tesla Inc. for $2 billion, claiming Tesla infringed on U.S. patents Nikola received on cab design, including wrap windshield, midentry door, fuselage, fender, side cladding, and the overall design of a semi.  Read more here.

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U.S. Bank: Truck Freight Services Spending Grew 25% in 2017

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Spending on truck freight services surged nearly 25% and freight shipments grew 12.6% in 2017 as the economy expanded and the trucking industry paid more to obtain capacity and on driver compensation, according to the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index.  Read more here.

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Trucking: FMCSA Includes ELD Violations In Revised CSA Methodology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated its list of hours-of-service violations used in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement model.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Push for Quick NAFTA Deal Slowed by Division on Top Issues

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President Donald Trump’s push for a quick resolution to NAFTA talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the United States, Canada and Mexico over a handful of the make-or-break issues.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Wholesale Prices in US Climb More Than Forecast in March

U.S. wholesale prices advanced in March by more than forecast, reflecting broad increases in the costs of services and goods, a Labor Department report showed April 10 in Washington.  Read more here.

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Trucking: ITS America’s New Board Members Include State DOT Representation

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has elected several representatives from state departments of transportation to its board of directors.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Celadon, facing SEC investigation, says $200-$250M discrepancy in income reported for recent years

One of the country’s largest trucking firms has notified its shareholders that its reported profit for the prior four fiscal years could be as much as $250 million less than previous financial documents showed. Celadon Group (No. 31, CCJ Top 250) said Tuesday that it will reissue financial documents for fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 after an internal investigation revealed errors in its earnings filings.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Warns He’ll Dump NAFTA if Mexico Doesn’t Stop Drug Flows

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the United States from Central America.  Read more here.

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