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AAA Report Underscores Benefits of High-Tech Truck Safety Advances
AAA Report Underscores Benefits of High-Tech Truck Safety Advances

September 22, 2017
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is recommending that all large trucks— both new and existing ones— be equipped with what it considers to be...

FMCSA: Agency Will Reply to Anti-ELD Petition Filed by OOIDA
FMCSA: Agency Will Reply to Anti-ELD Petition Filed by OOIDA

September 1, 2017
Queried by HDT as to whether or not the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds that states cannot enforce the new electronic logging device rule...

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion
3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

August 10, 2017
Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics,...

FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement
FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

August 7, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is seeking public comment on whether it should eliminate the requirement that drivers with insulin-treated diabetes...

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule
Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

August 4, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on...

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status
House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

August 2, 2017
A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is...

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule
Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

July 19, 2017
Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension...

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage
FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage

June 9, 2017
Two new rules that seek to streamline CDL licensing and cut its costs were proposed on June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule
FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

June 6, 2017
A final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements-- issued in December year-- has at last gone into effect, having been delayed several times...

House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking
House Bills Seek to Ease Veterans’ Path into Trucking

May 25, 2017
Acting in bipartisan fashion, as it often does, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved two bills on May 24 intended to make it...

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