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Trucking: Will Congress allow 18 year olds to drive interstate trucks again?

SAN DIEGO. The head of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) said another effort is underway that could create a pathway for some younger drivers to get involved in interstate commerce.  Read more here.

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Trucking: American CEOs Say They’re Ready to Bring Jobs Home If NAFTA Dies

In describing what life would be like without NAFTA, some business groups have stopped just short of predicting a plague of locusts.

Listen to American CEOs, though, and the potential collapse of the continent’s trade framework doesn’t sound quite so scary.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Law firm gets CDLs to better represent carriers, drivers

When trucking attorney Ted Perryman was arguing a case in court last October, he brought with him a secret weapon.

“The plaintiff’s expert was on the stand, and he actually paid me a compliment,” Perryman explained. “He said, ‘You know quite a bit about trucking.’ I’ve also had experts tell me before depositions: ‘Well you must do a lot of trucking work, because you know what a pre-trip is, what different parts of the truck are and how to drive.'”  Read more here.

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Trucking: Former Pilot Flying J President found GUILTY of conspiracy for diesel fuel rebate fraud

The jury has finally reached a verdict in a high profile fraud case involving former Pilot Flying J employees who allegedly conspired to dupe unsuspecting truckers out of promised fuel rebates.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Fuel Economy in Focus

For many fleets, onboard telematics has become an indispensable tool in the never-ending quest to improve fuel economy.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run

A self-driving truck operated by tech startup Embark recently completed a test run from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla., which the company hailed as the first coast-to-coast journey by an automated truck.  Read more here.

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Trucking: FMCSA: Carriers Stymied by PeopleNet AOBRD Issue May Seek Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering a request by one motor carrier for a one-year exemption from electronic logging rules so that its AOBRD/ELD provider can provide a specific type of software as having been made “on behalf of all motor carriers in similar situations concerning the integration of PeopleNet’s ELD software into fleet management systems.”  Read more here.

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Trump calls for $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, faster permitting at State of Union

President Trump called on Congress to produce an infrastructure bill of at least $1.5 trillion, and to ease the regulatory review process during his first State of the Union address.

He said the effort to modernize every aspect of the nation’s infrastructure is what “our economy needs and people deserve.”  Read more here.

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Trucking: Challenges still prevail with ELD mandate rollout

Like many of us, I’ve been highly interested in the industry’s reaction to the federal electronic Iogging device (ELD) mandate after it went into effect. Have carriers been prepared, or are some of them still stalling or unclear on the requirements? What challenges has enforcement faced out in the field?  Read more here.

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