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  1. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    DOT Cites 'Profound' Data Limitations in Size, Weight Study

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/base...rofound-Data-Limitations-in-Size-Weight-Study

    “At this time, the department believes that the current data limitations are so profound that the results cannot accurately be extrapolated to predict national impacts,” Rogoff wrote. “As such, the department believes that no changes in the relevant truck size and weight laws and regulations should be considered until these data limitations are overcome.”
     
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    EPA Plan to Cut Airplane Emissions...

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/base...utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter



    “President Obama is taking an important step on climate once again by finding that carbon pollution from airplanes poses the same danger to our climate as carbon pollution from other sources,” Joanne Spalding, an attorney with the Sierra Club, an environmental group, said in a statement"

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    Dashcam video hub live and available for submission on Overdrive

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/dashcam-v...6-12-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    "Overdrive’s Dashcam Central encourages video submission of videos from all forms of forward-facing truck-mounted cameras, including those attached to mirrors, like this one here, systems like those from Lytx and SmartDrive or ones from GoPro-like cameras that capture the highway ahead."
     
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    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Planes are the worst. Cuz they're, like, already flying up in the ozone and directly spewing carbon up there....yep...
     
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    Any word on our bonus program?in the beginning of the year that's all they talked about now that we're close to it not a word !!
     
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    Earnings come out tomorrow should know in couple of weeks. Hearing rumors going to be good.
     
  9. BIG10-4

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    That's good news...thanks
     
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    FMCSA shuts down fireworks carrier, carrier that caused I-75 canola oil crashes

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/fmcsa-shu...6-16-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    "Upon further investigation of the cargo, the driver and the truck, multiple safety violations were revealed, including opened and improperly secured packages of fireworks, absence of federally required fire extinguisher in the vehicle, the driver not possessing a CDL, a hazardous materials endorsement or a valid medical certificate, no records of safety status, no Hazardous Materials Safety Permit, no hazmat placarding on the vehicle, and an absence of required shipping papers."

    Just minor infractions...:nono h4h:
     
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    GOP bill would repeal federal ethanol mandate

    Yay!! :clapping:

    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/245151-bill-would-repeal-federal-ethanol-mandate

    "Sen. Bill Cassidy’s (R-La.) legislation would completely do away with the renewable fuel standard, which first took effect in 2005 and now requires increasing levels of ethanol and biodiesel to be put into traditional fossil fuels.

    “Workers, refiners, producers, farmers and ranchers across the country are affected by the renewable fuel standard,” Cassidy said in a statement. “More mandates mean less jobs. It means families are paying more for gas and groceries.”"
     
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    Truck driver shortage remains huge challenge

    http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/520845-truck-driver-shortage-remains-huge-challenge

    Osiecki identified five major challenges for carriers, actually three, but one is a biggie.

    One is drivers, two is drivers and three is drivers,” he said. The other two are long-term highway funding and ongoing regulatory issues in the pipeline.”

    “There are major LTL carriers who have hired driver recruiters, and they haven’t had to do that before,” Osiecki noted. The shortage “is acute in the OTR sector, but it’s spreading.”
     
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    EPA, DOT release proposal for next phase of emissions, fuel economy standards, set to take effect 2018

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/epa-dot-r...el-economy-standards-set-to-take-effect-2018/

    "For the first time, emissions regulations will also be put on trailers, set to begin in 2018. The EPA and NHTSA said they are proposing to regulate trailers because they significantly contribute fuel consumption and subsequent carbon pollution emissions."
     
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    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    5 more drivers headed to the nationals 4 were from CRW and a rookie of the year for one of our guys.
     
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    Safety Fitness Determination rule, at long last, finalized and sent to White House for approval

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/safety-fi...6-24-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    "A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule that would allow FMCSA to assign absolute safety scores to carriers has been sent from the DOT’s trucking regulatory agency to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for approval. The rule has been in the works since 2007.

    The OMB legally has 90 days to clear rules once it has received them."
     
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    Samsung To Make 'See Through' Trucks for Safety

    http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/...ent--Trucks/story.xhtml?story_id=120008XP2FFC

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    "Earlier this this month, Samsung showed off a new OLED screen, with a wow factor of appearing to be see-through. What's cool in electronics, though, could be life-saving on the road. The company said a similar video technology on large trucks could help reduce accidents involving passing cars."
     
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    With demand rising, truck driver shortage could have big impact on US stores

    http://www.kshb.com/news/truck-driver-shortage-could-have-big-impact-on-us-stores

    "Thousands of truck drivers are retiring, and there aren't enough people coming in to take their places.
    The American Trucking Industry estimates there's a shortage of 40,000 truck drivers across the U.S."
     

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