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Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Zero-Base Review at OMB

Back in 1991, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was going to rewrite and simplify its motor carrier safety regulations. The "zero-base review," as it was called, which was to have been completed by 1994, is now at the White House Office of Management and Budget for review


Testimony Condemns HOS Proposal In Second Hearing

The second public hearing on the proposed hours of service regulations, held in Ontario, Calif., Wednesday and Thursday, was no great surprise. The testimony from nearly 100 different parties roundly condemned the proposals. Even Tami Friedrich, a


Digital Tachograph Said to Meet Proposed Onboard Recorder Requirement

A major supplier of truck components has a device that may change the argument over using electronic recorders to track driver hours. The recorders are a major bone of contention in the proposed changes to the hours of service rules. Truckers are up in arms about a provision that would replace paper logs with onboard recorders for longhaul and regional operators. The contention swirls around two issues: purpose and expense.


House Fuel Surcharge Hearing Today

A bill to give truckers relief from high fuel prices will get a hearing in the House today


Chicago CDL Hearing Still On

The public meeting tomorrow in Chicago on the Commercial Drivers License will take place, after all


Truckers on HOS Proposal: Lots of Pain, No Gain

The message at the first public hearing on hours of service rules was as blunt as a tire iron. Truckers don’t like what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing. In many different ways, truckers all


FMCSA Dumps ICC Markings

Within two years all trucks in interstate commerce will have to carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


FMCSA Clarifies HOS Economic Impact on Small Fleets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a clarification to its hours-of-service proposal regarding the economic impact on small fleets.


NPTC HOS Forum Sites Announced

The National Private Truck Council has announced the hotel locations for a series of one-day forums on the proposed hours-of-service rules it is holding around the country


California Assn. Announces Hours Hearings

The California Trucking Assn. has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to addressed proposed truck driver hours and service reform. The meetings will included representatives from the California Highway Patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and CTA who will answer trucking industry questions about the rules in a panel format

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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