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HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill
HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill

May 19, 2016
Updated on May 20: A House Appropriations subcommittee has advanced language to “fix” the Hour of Service rule’s 34-hour restart provisions that goes...

Could House Caucus Drive Forward Self-Driving Trucks?
Could House Caucus Drive Forward Self-Driving Trucks?

April 29, 2016
Although the makeup of its initial members as well as its stated goals strongly suggest its main focus will be on benefiting the auto industry, the new...

Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC
Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC

April 25, 2016
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key...

Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule
Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule

April 21, 2016
The transportation spending bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee fixes wording in earlier legislation that muddied what the status of the...

Fatal Truck-Involved Crashes Drop, But Injury Crashes Increase
Fatal Truck-Involved Crashes Drop, But Injury Crashes Increase

April 18, 2016
The number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes decreased by 5%, from 3,921 to 3,744, in 2014 vs. 2013, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

DOT: Study Too Limited to Impact Truck Size/Weight Policy
DOT: Study Too Limited to Impact Truck Size/Weight Policy

April 15, 2016
"Much Ado About Nothing" might also serve as the subtitle of the long-awaited Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study that the Department of...

Sen. Boxer Opposes Resurrecting Trucker Rest-Break Reform
Sen. Boxer Opposes Resurrecting Trucker Rest-Break Reform

April 14, 2016
An effort appears under way to insert a pro-trucking reform twice shot down by this Congress in the Fiscal Year 2017 THUD bill. However, if Sen. Barbara...

Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule
Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule

April 12, 2016
A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed...

Some Shippers Serve Up a Different Take on Green
Some Shippers Serve Up a Different Take on Green

April 8, 2016
Eleven natural food suppliers plus outdoors outfitter Patagonia are urging the proposed Phase 2 round of GHG/MPG standards be tightened and sped up.

FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely
FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely

April 5, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail...