Sunday, April 22, 2018
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DOT sends reminder about drug testing changes

DOT sends reminder about drug testing changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation sent out a notice today saying that despite changes to its drug testing rules, there is still a five-panel test required.

New drivers need to stop leaning on GPS, develop navigational skills, trainer says

New drivers need to stop leaning on GPS, develop navigational skills, trainer says

Doesn’t it sometimes seem like people in trucking are constantly asking, “What direction is this industry headed?” That’s a complicated question that encompasses a lot of long-range topics. Who can see that far ahead? For now, Eddy Mullins is more concerned about drivers who can’t tell what direction their own trucks are headed.

Tonnage Index 5.7 percent higher than February 2017

Tonnage Index 5.7 percent higher than February 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 2.6 in February after rising 1.6 percent in January. In February, the index equaled 109.2 (2015=100), down from 112.1 in January.

OOIDA sues Pa. turnpike panel for ‘excessive’ increases for non-toll projects

OOIDA sues Pa. turnpike panel for ‘excessive’ increases for non-toll projects

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for excessive toll increases that OOIDA says place an undue burden on interstate commerce while improperly diverting toll revenue to other projects unrelated to the turnpike.

Diesel prices take plunge again but not by much; three areas see increases

Diesel prices take plunge again but not by much; three areas see increases

After five straight weeks of spiraling downward, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) national on-highway diesel average went down again — but only by four tenths of a penny. And three of EIA’s 10 reporting sectors saw an increase.

Fully automated Uber vehicle kills pedestrian; manufacturer takes its test cars off the road

Fully automated Uber vehicle kills pedestrian; manufacturer takes its test cars off the road

CNN reports that Uber has removed its self-driving test cars from the roads following what officials believe to be the first fatality involving a fully autonomous car.

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