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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Missing driver medical exams; surging freight rates

FMCSA plans study on additional sleeper berth flexibility

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, a federal watchdog has said that as many as 780,000 truck driver medical examinations may not be in the federal database. Plus, freight rates continue to surge and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans another study on providing more sleeper berth flexibility.

Missing medical records

A seven-month outage of a medical examiner registry maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has resulted in approximately 780,000 driver examinations potentially going missing from the database, a federal watchdog has revealed.

John Gallagher has more on the impact: 780,000 driver medical exams could be missing from FMCSA database

Surging freight rates

U.S. freight rates surged in December, setting the stage for a powerful pricing tailwind in 2021, according to a monthly index published by freight audit and payment firm Cass Information Systems Inc.

Mark Solomon details the numbers: ‘All gas. No brakes’

More rest flexibility possible

Just months after the FMCSA added a new sleeper berth provision, the agency is looking at even more flexibility for drivers.

John Gallagher explains what FMCSA is proposing: Regulators propose more sleeper berth flexibility

New rules

The ABC provisions of the Dynamex decision in California can be applied retroactively, according to a decision handed down by the California Supreme Court.

John Kingston explains the impact: Dynamex ABC test can be used retroactively in worker classification litigation

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Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper

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 fleetowner.com. 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 bstraight@freightwaves.com.

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