Regulations

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May 6, 2015

How Regulations Inspired Daimler's Autonomous Truck

As it showcased its Freightliner Inspiration Truck automated truck, Daimler Trucks North America talked about sources for its inspiration -- primarily customers, but also other factors, including regulations.

May 5, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds California Driver Break Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four hours and a paid 30-minute meal period every five hours for truck drivers.

April 24, 2015

ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix

The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.

April 22, 2015

Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Waste Heat Recovery

Waste heat recovery systems are being developed by engine makers but are they the worth the compromises they bring in the name of more efficiency?

April 17, 2015

DOT Delays Speed-Limiter, Safety-Fitness Rules; ELD on Track

A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.

April 17, 2015

Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: One Test or Two?

Allowing a manufacturer to focus on improving an entire vehicle - instead of just the engine - could reduce operating costs while still meeting efficiency standards.

April 16, 2015

Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Apples and Oranges

Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Part 3 of a webXclusive series.

April 15, 2015

Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Changing the Focus

A great deal of controversy already surrounds this next phase of the fuel economy and GHG reduction effort, as President Obama demanded in February of last year.

April 13, 2015

Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Where We've Been

An in-depth look at the emissions regimes that we have now and will see in the future. Part one of a WebXclusive series.

April 13, 2015

XTRA Lease Offers 2015 Size and Weight Guide

A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.

April 9, 2015

FMCSA Orders S.C. Trucking Company Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.

April 7, 2015

The Pounding of All the Rules

The compounding effect of several new safety regulations in the next few years could have more of a negative impact on industry capacity than the individual regulations themselves.

March 23, 2015

ATA Joins Suit Against Oregon's Clean Fuels Program

The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.

March 17, 2015

Registration Open for FTR Virtual Conference

FTR has announced that registration is open for its first "virtual conference." The event is scheduled for April 7th and will include discussions and question-and-answer sessions on important topics in trucking.

February 27, 2015

EPA Awards $20 Million Contract For Emissions Research

The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.

February 23, 2015

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck.

February 12, 2015

FMCSA Shuts Down Carrier for Safety Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Las Vegas, -based JDJD Transportation to immediately shut down following a federal investigation revealing several widespread violations of critical safety regulations.

February 11, 2015

Saia Fined $119,000 Over Trucking Terminal Explosion

The trucking company Saia Motor Freight Line has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an investigation regarding an explosion at one of its terminals last August, injuring four employees.

February 10, 2015

CARB Hosting Diesel Regulation and Compliance Event

The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.

February 3, 2015

FMCSA Orders South Dakota Carrier, Driver Out of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered both to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.

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