Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Nation
N.Y./N.J. Democratic senators demand data prompting withdrawal of sleep apnea rule

N.Y./N.J. Democratic senators demand data prompting withdrawal of sleep apnea rule

WASHINGTON — Four Democratic senators from New York and New Jersey have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao pressing Chao on DOT’s decision to withdraw the proposed rule to mandate sleep apnea testing on the federal level for rail workers and commercial truck drivers if a symptom is observed.

N. American Commercial Vehicle Show sells out of exhibit space

N. American Commercial Vehicle Show sells out of exhibit space

ATLANTA — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2017 (NACV Show 2017), the inaugural commercial vehicle industry trade show focused on truck and trailer manufacturers and commercial vehicle parts and components suppliers, said Tuesday it has officially sold out its 365,000 square feet of net exhibition space.

Women In Trucking Association seeking candidates for Influential Woman in Trucking award

Women In Trucking Association seeking candidates for Influential Woman in Trucking award

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Report shows fleets in fuel efficiency program saved $500 million in 2016

Report shows fleets in fuel efficiency program saved $500 million in 2016

For the ninth year in a row, truck fleets participating in an ongoing initiative focusing on fuel efficiency among Class 8 trucks have posted an improvement over the previous year. The participating fleets showed a 1 percent improvement in fuel economy in 2016.

HOS, brake systems account for most OOS violations during 2017 Roadcheck

HOS, brake systems account for most OOS violations during 2017 Roadcheck

The majority of drivers put out-of-service (OOS) during this summer’s Roadcheck had Hours of Service violations, while most vehicles put OOS by inspectors were sidelined for brake system violations.

Diesel prices trickle down 2 tenths of a penny to $2.596

Diesel prices trickle down 2 tenths of a penny to $2.596

What goes up, must come down, and retreating oil prices are finally having an impact on diesel prices, albeit a small one, as on-highway diesel was down two-tenths of a penny today to $2.596, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

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