October 1, 2015 - Industry News
After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.
Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration readies a long-awaited proposed rule that would use CSA data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers, it's also preparing for "Phase III" of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, GHG, EPA, NHTSA
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the rear-underride crash protection and visibility of single-unit trucks.
Tags: Underride, NHTSA, Straight Trucks, Regulations
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
Labelmaster has released the findings of a survey it conducted of shipping executives that reveals their frustrations with confusing hazardous materials regulations.
Tags: Regulations, Survey, Shippers, Hazmat
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB
June 10, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix and Meritor Wabco like the renewed attention put on their products by recommendations issued this week by the NTSB. But they don’t necessarily want to see them mandated.
Tags: Meritor Wabco, Forward Collision Warning, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, NTSB, NHTSA, Regulations
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Penske Logistics, Supreme Court
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: CSA, Highway Trust Fund, ELDs, Highway Bill, FMCSA, Regulations, American Trucking Associations
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Speed Limiter, ELD, NHTSA, Driver Coercion, FMCSA, Regulations
April 13, 2015 - Product News
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.
Tags: Regulations, Xtra Lease, Size and Weight, Trailers
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Regulations, Driver Safety
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.
Tags: Regulations, ATA, Oregon, Lawsuit, Clean Fuels
March 17, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Webinar, Events, FTR, Fuel Prices, Regulations
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Nevada, Safety & Compliance
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Regulations, OSHA, Safety & Compliance, Saia
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Emissions, Regulations
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Truck Drivers, Safety & Compliance, South Dakota
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Regulation, litigation and taxation are three big issues faced by business, according to Geoff Davis, former Congressman and founding partner of Republic Consulting, speaking Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.
Tags: Legislation, Regulations, Congress, HDAW
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, EPA, NHTSA, Regulations, GHG
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.
Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride Guard, Medical Examiners
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