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The Daily Dash: HOS exemption denied; YRC boosting pay; OOIDA criticizes cost estimates for broker transparency

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a petition that would have allowed drivers traveling with pets to drive up to 13 hours per day. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said that having animals in the cab is not a sufficient reason for truck drivers to exceed their hours-of-service limits. Plus, YRC is offering hiring bonuses for some drivers and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) said that broker claims of the costs to comply with a transparency law are not realistic.

Man’s best friend is not a reason to ignore HOS

The FMCSA has denied a petition that would have allowed drivers traveling with pets to drive up to 13 hours per day.

John Gallagher has details on who requested the exemption and why it was denied: FMCSA denies exemptions for drivers traveling with pets

YRC raising pay for some drivers

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) and the Teamsters have agreed on hiring bonuses for new CDL drivers. But not everyone will get one.

Todd Maiden explains why only certain drivers are eligible: Some new drivers will see $7,500 bonuses at YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland

OOIDA blasts broker transparency cost estimates

OOIDA has filed its comments on a proposed broker transparency rule, and the association says cost estimates to comply from brokers are not realistic.

John Kingston covers OOIDA’s comments: OOIDA scoffs at high cost estimates for broker transparency

Pilot Flying J president’s conviction overturned

The convictions of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and two associates were thrown out by a federal appellate court that said jurors heard evidence that should not have been entered into the court record.

Clarissa Hawes explains: Convictions of former Pilot Flying J President Hazelwood, staffers overturned

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Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler. You can reach him at [email protected]