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Stuffed peppers recipe: $1 million in cocaine

Cops in suburban Corpus Christi, Texas earlier this week stopped a tractor-trailer loaded with peppers and found more than $1 million in cocaine hidden in the produce. Officers from Nueces County, the Robstown Police Department, and Jim Wells County stopped a...

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FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles...

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What drivers need to know about new HOS rules

Four major updates to hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers take effect on Sept. 29, changing how long-haul drivers are required to take breaks and extending the distance short-haul drivers can travel in a day. Josh Fisher AUG 28, 2020 In just over a month —...

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Learn how to pause your 14-hour clock under new hours regs

At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 Eastern Time, one of the most discussed, praised, and vilified regulation governing drivers in the American trucking industry gets a modest facelift. At that time on that day, the federal rules dictating the hours of service for most...

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Canadian ELD timeline remains firm: CTA

TTAWA, Ont. – Don’t expect a reprieve from the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, set to go into effect in June 2021. That was the message from Geoff Wood, senior vice-president of policy for the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), while speaking at...

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U.S. trucking lobbyists bring wish lists to FMCSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Infrastructure investments, including additional truck parking, and the allowance of hair testing by the U.S. DoT were among the items trucking industry lobbyists appealed for, when speaking at the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s (FMCSA)...

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