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FMCSA wins HOS battle 'through artless war of attrition,' says appeals court
The Trucker
Declaring that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration "won the day not on the strengths of its rulemaking prowess, but through an artless war of attrition," the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia brought an end to much of what the court called "the permanent warfare surrounding the Hours of Service rule" by upholding the new HOS regulations with one minor exception.
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Focus shifts to other safety issues following HOS decision
Fleet Owner
Following the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit largely denying petitions to vacate the hours-of-service (HOS) rules crafted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) back in 2003, industry groups quickly turned their focus to other "more pressing safety and driver behavior issues," in the words of Dave Osiecki, ATA senior VP of policy and regulatory affairs for the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
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More off/on-duty discussion
Overdrive
Overdrive's Senior Editor Todd Dills writes: "There's still a good deal of debate ongoing about the seeming gray area I wrote about last week in the new hours of service regulations and off-duty guidance, and given the abortive attempts yesterday in the House of Representatives to stop the new hours rules in their tracks, it looks like we'll be stuck with them for a while."
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Don't get left behind: Yesterday's tech won't run tomorrow's trucks
Commercial Carrier Journal
One of today's more rarified truck-driving jobs is held by lucky souls who manage to score a gig with a manufacturer. While there's some over-the-road stuff with these jobs, it's usually running validation tests in Canada during the winter or down in Arizona in August, and they have to adhere to strict driving guidelines while doing it.
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The Trucker Facebook followers react to court HOS ruling
The Trucker
Truckers were chomping at the bit to comment after the U.S. Court of Appeals sided with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), upholding the most recent set of Hours of Service regulations.
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Get more Twitter followers
By Amber Bynum
A while back, your business, or maybe even you, made a Twitter account. You tweeted twice and never logged back on. Well, it's time to log back on, and this time use Twitter more effectively. These steps will not guarantee your account to go viral overnight, but instead will gain you quality followers who will engage with your tweets. Studies on Twitter are finding contradicting results. There are a few things, however, that most Twitters users and researchers agree on.
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Extra eyes: How trailer monitoring systems uncover hidden costs
Commercial Carrier Journal
K&J Trucking's initial reason for investing in a trailer monitoring system was to get ahead of food safety concerns and regulations. All refrigeration units in the company's 165 trailers log temperature and other data. Through a standard interface, its trailer monitoring system provides fleet managers with real-time status and alerts concerning temperatures and reefer operation.
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Targeting aggressive driving around big rigs helped reduce fatal accidents by 40 percent
Fleet Owner
A crackdown on aggressive drivers in the Fort Worth, Texas, area has helped reduce the number of deadly accidents involving big rigs by 40 percent this year, police said. As part of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program, police look for aggressive car drivers who pose a risk around tractor-trailers. So far this year, four people have died in Fort Worth in crashes involving 18-wheelers. Last year at this time, the number was seven, according to an NBC News report.
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Appeals Court upholds most of HOS rules
The Journal of Commerce
A U.S. appeals court upheld the majority of new federal hours of service rules, but rejected a 30-minute rest requirement for short-haul drivers, potentially ending a vicious and drawn-out battle between the trucking industry and regulators.

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Dispatch software helps turn data, strategies into results
Commercial Carrier Journal
Like many commercial and private fleets, the Celadon Group continues to move in new directions. The Indianapolis-based company recently added refrigerated to its list of truckload and intermodal services thanks to January's acquisition of Warren, Ind.-based Rock Leasing.

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Driver safety programmes: A top concern for fleets?
FleetNews
Charles Morriston, product manager, Driver Safety, Trimble Field Service Management, says driver safety programmes should be a top concern for fleets. Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities that people can do.

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