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Department of Transportation (DOT) to Rewrite Hours of Service Rules

Due to unrelenting pressure from Trucking Organizations and Safety Advocates, the DOT has agreed to rewrite the Hours of Service Rules for truck drivers. The FMCSA, the agency within the DOT responsible for writing and enforcing the HOS, is expected to complete the new HOS in 2010.

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New York Thruway Toll Increase Effective January 4, 2010

Effective January 4, 2010, the New York Thruway Toll has increased 5% for truckers.

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New Safety Program to Launch in Summer of 2010

According to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimate, fewer than 8% of carriers nationwide are audited each year. Under the new program titled CSA 2010, ALL carriers will be audited and will include drivers.

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The New Unified Carrier Registration Agreement

The Unified Carrier Registration Agreement was enacted by Congress and is administered by participating states. Companies subject to this program must pay fees to travel into other states.

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