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Band of large carriers asks FMCSA to allow them to drug test via hair instead of urine

The carriers who filed the petition with FMCSA say the duplicate testing is expensive and unnecessary. 2015's FAST Act allows the agency to accept hair tests, but not until DHHS ...

Large section of I-84 in Oregon remains closed, portion of I-90 in Washington shut down until Thursday

Winter Storm Kori has caused the closure of more than 250 miles of I-84 in Oregon in each direction, as well as a section of I-90 in Washington state.

Diesel remain at 18-month high despite recent dip

Despite the drop, diesel prices are still higher than any point in 2016. The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.585, a 1.2-cent decrease from ...

Used truck values dropped more than 20% last year

Last year's annual losses translate to an overall monthly loss of about 2.5 percent, beating J.D. Power and Associates' early estimate of 3 to 5 percent.

FMCSA selecting random carriers to submit driver drug testing results for 2016

FMCSA says companies are already being notified and are required to complete the annual survey by March 15.

State of emergency relaxes hours regs for certain drivers in Oklahoma

Hours of service relief applies to drivers providing direct assistance to the "restoration of essential services" such as electrical, sewer, water and telecommunications, and for essential supplies such as feed, ...

Unified Registration System final rule published, implementation still delayed indefinitely

With the publication and immediate suspension of the URS, existing carriers will need to continue to follow the same procedures and forms for registration updates as they do today. According ...

Swift contractors deemed employees by federal court

Swift Transportation is appealing a recent federal court’s decision that its owner-operator contractor agreements constitute employment, opening the door for the driver plaintiffs to receive back pay and other relief ...

Stevens Transport responds to EEOC lawsuit, claims driver was not qualified

Stevens says in its response that Brown did not complete the application process, including the DOT physical exam, and was not qualified for the position.

Trucking regulatory reform advocate Fischer to head Senate subcommittee on transportation, infrastructure

Fischer may be best known in the trucking industry for the introduction of a bill in early 2015 targeting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its regulations, which Fischer ...

Indicators: Freight volume on the upswing

Truckload freight volume rose 8 percent in December from November, according to DAT’s North American Freight Index, marking the sixth consecutive month for spot market freight growth. Reefer freight volume ...

Volvo braking-related recall affects more than 6,000 trucks

The company says the parameters for the dryers were set too low at one-third of the required volume, which can cause oil and water to contaminate the brake system and ...

DOT: Coming growth of population, freight volume creates major challenges for transportation industry

The report looks at the next three decades of the U.S.’ transportation system and outlines the challenges lawmakers will face based on population growth, freight volume, climate change and new ...