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Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers
Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers

November 3, 2015
An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring...

Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement
Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

October 13, 2016
Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the...

Court: CARB Can't Level Playing Field for Truck Emissions Compliance
Court: CARB Can't Level Playing Field for Truck Emissions Compliance

June 10, 2016
A California judge has ruled that the California Air Resources Board erred in delaying the enforcement of stricter diesel emission rules for certain...

ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking
ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking

October 4, 2016
In a fast-paced and wide-ranging address, new American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear introduced himself to ATA members and asserted...

Graves to Step Down from ATA Post in 2016
Graves to Step Down from ATA Post in 2016

October 21, 2015
The American Trucking Associations has confirmed a published report that Bill Graves has advised the truck lobby that he will leave his post as president of...

NHTSA Issues Truck Electronic-Stability Rule
NHTSA Issues Truck Electronic-Stability Rule

June 3, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its long-awaited final rule to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on Class 7-8...

House Ways & Means Gets Earfuls on Fixing Highway Funding Mess
House Ways & Means Gets Earfuls on Fixing Highway Funding Mess

June 17, 2015
In testimony Wednesday, transportation stakeholders pressed the House Committee on Ways & Means to quickly and finally figure out how to fix the nation’s...

Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers
Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers

June 16, 2015
The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on...

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot
FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

October 30, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make more flexible the sleeper-berth...

DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period
DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

November 1, 2016
A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety...