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    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Sprawling EPA-NHTSA Rule Is Designed to Pare Operators’ Fuel Costs,‘It’s Been a Year in the Making, Now the Fun Begins,’ Says One Advocat

    http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/regulations/2015/06/u-s-proposes-huge-truck-efficiency-rule/?utm_source=Fleets-Fuels June 24, 2015&utm_campaign=fleetsfuelsnewsbrief&utm_medium=email


    "The massive proposal, which runs to several thousands of pages in multiple documents from EPA and NHTSA, includes sections on engines and trailers as well as overall vehicles. It comes as the Obama administration’s heavy duty vehicle rules effective through 2017 are not yet fully implemented, notes Glen Kedzie, general counsel for ATA, the American Trucking Associations."

    “We’re still in the middle of the Phase 1 rule,” he told F&F."
     
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    DOT to use CSA scores to monitor hazmat permit holders

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/dot-to-us...6-26-2015&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=e5b3f91fe5&

    "FMCSA will review permit holder’s SMS scores monthly to determine if the carrier has met or exceeded intervention thresholds for the two preceding consecutive months. If the agency finds that a carrier has met or exceeded these thresholds, the carrier will be identified for investigation with hazardous material compliance emphasis."
     
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    Here's a pretty cool video that shows the Samsung Safety Truck in action:

     
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    How much do you suppose those cost? Lmao. My 60 inch about makes me want to cry!
     
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    I love how the video constantly shows every four wheeler almost taking the front bumper off of the truck while merging back over in front of him!!
    Priceless!!
     
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    Yeah, even when there's no reason to cut it close. I would think it would include a record feature.
     
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    FMCSA Announces Changes to CSA Program

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

    "FMCSA said it analyzed the correlation of each BASIC with crash risk and introduced three levels of crash risk correlation:

    • High: Unsafe driving, crash indicator, hours-of-service (HOS) compliance
    • Medium: Vehicle maintenance
    • Low: Controlled substances/alcohol, hazmat compliance and driver fitness"
     
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    gives a whole new meaning to getting the BIG picture LMAO
     
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    FedEx Freight selects technicians to compete at SuperTech

    http://harrisondaily.com/news/busin...cle_d49ec1e0-1e76-11e5-b6ab-63b70f558f65.html

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Twelve fleet maintenance technicians earned spots to represent FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., at the industry-wide SuperTech competition. SuperTech is considered the premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians.
     
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    European Union to Decide on FedEx-TNT Express Merger by Aug. 3

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

    "FedEx sought EU approval for the deal June 26, and a preliminary review by the European Commission takes 25 working days. The review can be extended by another 10 working days if concessions are offered to counter regulatory concerns, according to the news service."
     
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    Labor Market Runs in Place; More Jobs, Participation Lowest Since 1977

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-u-s-rose-in-june-with-little-change-in-wages

    The unemployment rate, which is derived from a separate Labor Department survey of households, was the lowest since April 2008, falling from 5.5 percent in May. The labor force shrank by 432,000 people last month, accounting for the bulk of the drop in joblessness.

    The participation rate, which indicates the share of the working-age population in the labor force, decreased to 62.6 percent, the lowest since October 1977, from 62.9 percent. Labor force participation slumped among teens, with a more moderate decrease among men 20 years and older.

    Pay attention, folks! With a participation rate of 62.6 (37.4% NOT participating), there is NO WAY the true unemployment rate is down in the 5.5% range. Your Government thinks we're stupid, and as a group they are certainly correct. :duh:
     
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    Rules changing for truck drivers

    http://limaohio.com/news/68976/rules-changing-for-truck-drivers

    "That’s why the Commercial Driver License restrictions, some of which went into effect in Ohio today, have been updated to require drivers to have training in manual if they are going to drive that type of vehicle."
     
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    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Thanks swamp I live in Ohio and didn't even know about this law. Guess this just affects new CDL drivers and not us old timers. "nuff said have a nice 4th
     
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    You're welcome! It never hurts to know what's going on and what's coming down the pike.
     

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