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Motor Carrier Administration Bill Introduced

The trucking industry is one step nearer to its long-sought goal of a separate federal administration for motor carriers

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Hazmat Clarification Deadline Extended

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the comment deadline on proposals aimed at defining when hazardous materials transportation applies to loading, unloading and storage

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DOT Strategic Planning Session Continues This Week

Truckers and other transportation representatives will meet at the Department of Transportation for the second time this week to continue building DOT's strategic plan for improving truck and bus safety

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Court Upholds Lease Termination by Mail

A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that owner-operator leases canceled by mail can relieve the carrier of liability, even if the owner-operator continues to display the carrier's placard

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Truck Safety Legislation Is In Gear

Truck safety steps into the spotlight on Capitol Hill this week, as the Department of Transportation offers a bill to implement its safety strategy, and the House marks up a bill to create a new National Motor Carrier Administration

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Federal Ruling Could Mean Overtime Pay For Drivers

A federal court decision spells big trouble for some New Jersey-based truckers. A 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling requires all New Jersey carriers to pay drivers time-and-a-half for each hour over 40 worked in any one week

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Improved Meal Tax Deduction a Possibility

A better meal tax deduction is still part of the congressional tax package -- but its chances for survival appear slim

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Exemptions, But Not Necessarily Jobs, For Vision-Impaired Drivers

The Federal Highway Administration will continue to exempt qualified truck drivers from vision rules, but the Supreme Court says that carriers don't have to hire those drivers. "We never said this was a guarantee of a job," says Sandra Zywokarte, Office of Motor Carrier Research and Standards

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House Still Working on Truck Safety Bill

A U.S. House of Representatives panel is considering several different truck safety proposals, including one that would create a separate administration for trucks and buses within the Department of Transportation

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DOT Drops Idea To Restrict Access To Carrier Data

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has withdrawn its proposal to restrict access to individual carrier data

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