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December 15, 2014
34-hour Restart Suspended

Congress passes bill that suspends 2013 HOS rule's restart provisions...

Two provisions of the 2013 changes to hours-of-service regulations for truck operators will be suspended at least until Sept. 30, 2015, and FMCSA will be required to further study the rules and their impact before the rules can take effect again.

The order comes from Congress: The Senate late Saturday night passed a spending bill already passed by the House that includes a provision to put a stay of enforcement on the federal rules (a) requiring a drivers’ 34-hour HOS restart to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. provisions and (b) limiting the use of a 34-hour restart to once per week.

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December 08, 2014
TBS 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

TBS FACTORING SERVICE and FTS spread holiday cheer....

12 lucky fuel cardholders to win in “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway”

Beginning Tuesday, December 9th, TBS Factoring Service will be giving and FTS will be brightening the spirits of twelve lucky drivers with the “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.”

In a run up to the holiday, each day TBS will draw a name and one lucky EFS cardholder will win a prize. All TBS FTS funded by EFS fuel cardholders who have funded their cards within the past 90 days are eligible to win prizes from Michelin, Sapp Bros, Goodyear, Castrol, Kwik Trip and Pro-Driver to name a few.

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December 01, 2014
Historic Month for Trailers

Historic month for trailers, October’s 47,810 orders shatter record by 25%...

Trailer manufacturers received a record 47,810 new orders in October, smashing the previous mark by more than 25%, ACT Research reported.

October’s total surged 93.1% over the same time a year earlier and 25.5% higher than the old record of 38,086 set in March 2006.

Analysts said the gains were being fueled by fleets of all sizes and included nearly all trailer types. The growth also pushed manufacturers’ backlogs to 144,043, which also is a record and double the level of a year earlier.

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