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Wolf Will Fight ATA Effort to Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Truckers are in for a fight over their move to kill the Department of Transportation’s proposal to reform hours of service rules. American Trucking Associations, arguing that the proposal would cost a fortune and would not improve

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Truckers Jam KC Hours Hearing

It was standing-room only at the Wagstaff Theater in Kansas City, Mo., yesterday as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got into gear in the fourth of its public hearings on the controversial proposed hours of service rules

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RSPA to Standardize Intermediate Container Unloading Exemptions

The Research and Special Programs Administration wants to consolidate and standardize all existing exemptions that authorize the discharge of intermediate bulk containers from a motor vehicle without removing the IBC from the vehicle

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Senate Bill Would Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Pushed by the American Trucking Associations, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure that would force the Department of Transportation to stop its reform of the hours of service regulations. The maneuver raises the possibility that the controversial reform proposal could be killed by legislative fiat. At this point, however, the ATA tactic faces many obstacles

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New DOT Marking Rule Effective Monday

If you buy a truck on or after Monday, July 3, it must carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the legal name of the company that owns the vehicle or controls its operation

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O.K. to Put Hazmat Placards Low On Trailer

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Div. has reversed its ban on placards mounted low on the rear of a trailer

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FMCSA Extends HOS Hearings

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has added two more days to the schedule of hearing on proposed hours-of-service rule changes. The additional hearings will be held July 6 and 7 in Washington D.C. For more information

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Cirillo Defends Proposal, Is Open to Changes

Truckers are up in arms over proposed changes to the hours of service rules, but the chief federal safety officer believes the proposal is on target

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Slater Extends Comment Period as Truckers Try to Kill HOS Proposal

With truckers pushing for legislation to squelch the hours of service proposal, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater granted industry requests for more time to review and comment. After initially resisting calls for more time, Slater Friday issued instructions to extend the comment period from July 31 to October 30. His decision came after dozens of witnesses in public hearings on the proposal urged that the extension be granted.

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House Tries to Block Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to block new ergonomics regulations that have been blasted by the American Trucking Associations and other business groups

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