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    ATA-led Coalition Accuses Regulators of Skewing Restart Study

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=38247&page=1

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    McNally said that according to FMCSA’s own data, the average industrywide workweek for truck drivers is 52.1.

    “Drivers driving 60+ hours are not a representative sample,” McNally said."
     
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    NTSB still uncertain of cause of deadly 2014 truck-bus crash involving FedEx Freight

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/ntsb-stil...5-18-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    "A 2,150-page preliminary investigation into a 2014 truck-motorcoach crash provides the trucker’s breakfast menu but not what may have caused him to cross the interstate median and collide with a bus of high school students."

    The reports:

    http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=57260&CFID=550717&CFTOKEN=16672425
     
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    Greater use of longer combination vehicles top trucking’s legislative wish list

    http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/articl...ion_vehicles_top_truckings_legislative_wish_l

    "Smith recently said in a conference call with analysts that 33-foot trailers would be “the biggest single thing that could be done in this country that would help the environment and improve the productivity of our logistics systems.” He also cited improved safety and less fuel use as reasons to adopt the new size limits.

    David S. Congdon, president and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line, the leading LTL carrier in terms of profitability, said he was also backing greater use of twin-33s.

    “I see us implementing this thing on some of our longest haul lanes that had the highest amount of freight lane density first,” Congdon recently told analysts on a conference call. “So it will be something that we will be putting them in as we buy new trailers.”"
     
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    Truck size and weight update: Shippers group urges DOT to release study it says shows safety of heavier trucks

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/truck-siz...5-19-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    "one FMCSA representative has publicly discussed the study results, which found that a six-axle truck loaded to 97,000 pounds has the same stopping distance as a five-axle truck loaded to 80,000 pounds."
     
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    McConnell to allow vote on bill overhauling NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata

    http://circanews.com/news/congressional-reaction-to-nsa-digital-surveillance

    "The National Security Agency has access to how people use phones and the Internet as part of its surveillance programs, justified through the Patriot Act."

    "The USA Freedom Act would limit the bulk collection of telephone records and allow companies to more easily challenge gag orders imposed by national security letters. The bill replaces bulk collection, with a system that requires court orders to search data on a case-by-case basis."

    "The U.S. House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act in a 338 to 88 vote May 13."
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    NSA targets people searching for anonymity options

    http://circanews.com/news/nsa-targets-tor

    "As more information about the NSA's spy program leaks, Internet users are exploring encryption options. A new report suggests searching for privacy software online can make you a target for the NSA"
     
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    FMCSA safety chief admits lack of crash weighting in CSA unfair to trucking co.’s, doesn’t offer fix

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/fmcsa-saf...5-22-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    "FMCSA itself said earlier this year in a study on the issue that assigning crash fault relative to CSA rankings would be too cumbersome, lack uniformity from state to state and offer little benefit in the end.

    Sounds much like the CSA program itself, doesn’t it"
     
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    Just a reminder:

    CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz takes place next week

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/cvsas-annual-roadcheck-inspection-blitz-scheduled-for-june-2-4/#

    "This year’s special emphasis will be cargo securement, though it will still be primarily performing full 37-step Level I inspections — the most thorough inspection — throughout the week."

    The following is actually a pretty cool primer on specifically what they look at:

    The Point of the North American Standard Level I Inspection Procedure

    http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/roadcheck2014/what_inspectors_are_looking_for.pdf
     
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    As trucks of tomorrow take shape, two paths forward emerge

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/as-trucks...5-27-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    Platooning:
    “Connectivity and new technology will help to avoid accidents in a far greater way going forward,” said Göran Nyberg, Volvo Trucks North America’s president. “Connectivity will be the next game-changer for the industry. Not in five or 10 years, but two to three years.”
     
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    As if the new Volvo's don't already have enough bells, whistles, buzzers, and lights going off!!!
    The last thing they need is more of them!!!
     
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    Tesla Motors co-founder wants to electrify commercial trucks

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...8b3470-08ef-11e5-951e-8e15090d64ae_story.html

    "Wright’s company is installing its powertrains on 25 FedEx delivery trucks and 17 garbage trucks for the Ratto Group, a Santa Rosa-based waste management company. Its plug-in powertrains feature an electric engine, battery system and on-board power generator that runs on diesel or natural gas and recharges the battery when it gets low."
     
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