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FMCSA Plans Sleeper Berth Test

December 20, 2013
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.

NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers
NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers

January 14, 2014
Long-haul drivers are plagued by significant health risks, according to a new study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Almost 70%...

FMCSA Will Address Sleep Apnea Through Rulemaking
FMCSA Will Address Sleep Apnea Through Rulemaking

September 19, 2013
Who says government is slow and unresponsive? A week ago two Representatives introduced a bill that that would compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

House Freight Panel Takes on the Most Difficult Issue: Funding
House Freight Panel Takes on the Most Difficult Issue: Funding

October 14, 2013
The House panel studying freight transportation saved the toughest for last: how to pay for it. It was a sign of the enduring paralysis over funding that...

Obama to Nominate Charlotte Mayor Foxx to DOT
Obama to Nominate Charlotte Mayor Foxx to DOT

April 29, 2013
President Obama will nominate Charlotte, N.C., mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation, news sources are reporting. Foxx would replace Ray...

Court Will Hear Brokers' CSA Challenge in September
Court Will Hear Brokers' CSA Challenge in September

August 19, 2013
Freight brokers will air their case against the CSA safety enforcement program in court next month, with allegations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

FHWA Hosts Size and Weight Study Session
FHWA Hosts Size and Weight Study Session

May 28, 2013
The Federal Highway Administration is kicking off the public phase of its two-year study of the truck size and weight issue. At Department of Transportation...

Log Mandate Could Push Late Adopters of Technology
Log Mandate Could Push Late Adopters of Technology

May 21, 2013
The pending mandate for electronic logging could pave the way for more mobile productivity systems in smaller fleets, said Norm Ellis, vice president of...

Supreme Court Partially Upholds ATA in L.A. Port Case
Supreme Court Partially Upholds ATA in L.A. Port Case

June 13, 2013
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking...

House Sets Transportation Oversight Hearing
House Sets Transportation Oversight Hearing

February 28, 2013
The House of Representatives will begin oversight of the new federal highway program March 14 with a hearing to review implementation of key elements of...