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April 24, 2013

Increased Penalties Take Effect for Knowingly Violating Hazmat Regs

The DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced that increased maximum civil penalties are now in effect for violations of federal hazardous materials transportation regulations that lead to death, serious injuries or extensive property damage.

April 5, 2013

Next on the Distracted-Driving Hit List: Google Glass?

I'm wondering, has Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seen this video showing how the new Google Glass product is supposed to work? Because I'm pretty sure he might have something to say about Google Glass and distracted driving.

December 20, 2012

GHG-14 Whatever

After finishing a feature story for the January issue of Heavy Duty Trucking about the pending GHG14 rules, I'm more convinced than ever that this burdensome regulation is unadulterated politics, and will get industry nothing we wouldn't have got already -- for way less money

November 8, 2011

HOS, windmills, dropped balls and the DOT

What do the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration have in common -- aside from coming under the purview of the Department of Transportation? They both apparently have a penchant for dropping the ball on rulemaking

October 2, 2011

Can EOBRs be hacked, or their data corrupted?

One of the tenets of our legal system is the right to cross-examine your accuser. From trucking's perspective, this could mean proving the accuracy of a radar device or a DOT scale by demanding proof of calibration. Will we retain that right in the world of cyber-enforcement

June 30, 2011

Trailers do their share to meet stopping-distance requirements, now and soon to come

In three weeks' time, new, shorter federal stopping distance limits go into effect for three-axle tractors, most of them over-the-road power units that pull semitrailers

June 12, 2011

Deadline for CARB trailer rules is imminent; skirts, other aero improves might be needed

Many fleets operating in California have until July 1 to tell the state's Air Resources Board how they will equip their box-type trailers with fuel-saving devices

May 18, 2011

Driver delays: somebody has to pay

The American Trucking Associations released a statement Wednesday saying it would not support regulating driver detention times as proposed in HR 756, a bill recently introduced by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR.

December 27, 2010

And They Wonder Why We're Cynical

For all the fretting and hand-wringing, and for the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on listening sessions and research and fact finding, what we got from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 23 is a farce disguised as a proposed hours of service rule

November 29, 2010

Stuck in Third Gear

In the final days or maybe hours until FMCSA's latest hours of service proposal is revealed, I'm more than a little taken aback by comments I'm hearing from some drivers. More than a few drivers think that an eight-hour driving day would be fine.

October 26, 2010

Fuel Economy Regs: What's the Point?

Just curious here: What is it the EPA and NHTSA believe they can accomplish by regulating fuel efficiency standards that the market isn't already doing, or wouldn't do if the economic argument made sense

August 1, 2007

The Politics of Green

Environmental and energy issues are hot topics on Capitol Hill. What they'll mean for trucking is anyone's guess. But you can count on one thing: They will have an effect.

August 1, 2007

The Pre-Buy Ride

Federal emissions regulations have sent truck purchasing cycles on a roller coaster ride that has far-reaching effects.

June 1, 2006

NHTSA Proposes Shorter Stops

Proposal would require big tractors to stop 20 percent to 30 percent shorter.

January 1, 2006

HOS: Here And There

New Canadian hours of service rules are much the same as in the U.S. - but they're more flexible.

January 1, 2006

Non-Compliant Lighting

When it comes to lighting, there's another factor added to the equation: compliance with federal safety standards.

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