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STB Tells Bureaus To Lower Base Rates

Dec. 28 – In most industries, competitors are barred from discussing prices by federal antitrust rules. But since the 1930s, motor carriers have been allowed to collectively set rates, as long as they did so through


More Delays On Hours Of Service Rules

Dec. 15 – New hours-of-service rules remain in the idle mode as the Federal Highway Administration continues to consider a negotiated rulemaking. New proposed rules were expected to be announced in the fall


New OSHA Rules Require Driver Training On Lift Trucks

Dec. 14 – New federal regulations regarding lift truck operator training also apply to truck drivers who may occasionally use the equipment for loading or unloading


FHWA Sets Waiver/Exemption Application Procedures

Dec. 14 – Under new authority granted by last year’s highway bill, the Federal Highway Administration has formally opened the door to waivers and exemptions from federal safety regulations


New OSHA Rules Require Forklift Training

Dec. 14 – If you occasionally use forklifts, new federal regulations require you to get training


FHWA To Issue Vision Waivers

Dec. 3 – Citing new authority granted with this year’s highway bill, the Federal Highway Administration has announced its intention to exempt 24 truck drivers from federal vision requirements


Freightliner Offers Peek Into Future At SAE

Nov. 25 – Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe spoke about the future of trucking and of Freightliner products at the Society of Automotive Engineers annual Truck and Bus meeting last week in Indianapolis – a future that includes fuel cells, more aerodynamic trailers, voice-activated accessories, side air bags and collision avoidance technologies, among others


New Hours of Service Rules May Be Coming Soon

Nov. 7 – Some 18 months after the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Motor Carriers wrapped up hearings on how hours-of-service rules for truck drivers should be changed, new proposed rules may finally be issued


Engine Manufacturers To Pay $83.4 Million in EPA Fines

Oct. 28 – Six engine manufacturers will pay $83.4 million in fines in an agreement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the government’s lawsuit over diesel emissions – the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental laws


House Transportation Chair Guaranteed Re-election

Oct. 22 – U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, a republican and chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is virtually guaranteed re-election Nov. 3 – he faces himself on the ballot. Shuster is on the ballot as both the

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