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OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule
OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

November 21, 2017
With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned...

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

November 10, 2017
The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT...

FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator
FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

November 2, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to soon name Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux as the...

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...

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash
NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

September 12, 2017
The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to...

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on...

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online
FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

July 14, 2017
One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can...

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers
Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

May 9, 2017
A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act
House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

March 10, 2017
For its first hearing of the 115th Congress, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will delve into how the most recent highway bill — the Fixing...

FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System
FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

January 17, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

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