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Restart Change Now in Effect
Restart Change Now in Effect

December 17, 2014
The pre-2013 34-hour restart rule is now in effect. On Tuesday President Obama signed the 2015 appropriations bill, which contains a provision suspending...

Petri Cleared in Ethics Review
Petri Cleared in Ethics Review

December 16, 2014
Rep. Tom Petri did not violate House rules and the review of his conduct will be dropped, the House Ethics Committee said in a decision that comes just as...

ATA Prevails in Restart Fight
ATA Prevails in Restart Fight

December 14, 2014
American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and...

Reaction to Restart Suspension Includes Enforcement Concerns
Reaction to Restart Suspension Includes Enforcement Concerns

December 10, 2014
As Congress moves toward suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, some trucking groups applaud the move while police worry...

34-Hour Restart Likely to Be Suspended, Studied
34-Hour Restart Likely to Be Suspended, Studied

December 10, 2014
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations...

Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears
Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears

December 8, 2014
With Congress up against a December 11 deadline to pass an appropriations bill, trucking interests and safety groups are battling over an amendment that...

House Pair Invoke Reagan to Promote Fuel Tax Hike
House Pair Invoke Reagan to Promote Fuel Tax Hike

December 3, 2014
A bipartisan pair of House Representatives invoked the spirit of conservative champion Ronald Reagan to push for a fuel tax increase to revive the Highway...

Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers
Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers

December 2, 2014
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path...

FMCSA Wants Comments on Insurance Proposal
FMCSA Wants Comments on Insurance Proposal

November 26, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on a plan to raise insurance minimums for carriers and establish insurance...

DOT Delays Truck Size and Weight Study
DOT Delays Truck Size and Weight Study

November 25, 2014
The Department of Transportation will not deliver its comprehensive study of the truck size and weight issue on time. In an email notice Monday, the...