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Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

July 18, 2017
The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule
DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

August 26, 2016
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

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...

Trump Picks Chao to Head DOT
Trump Picks Chao to Head DOT

November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George...

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...

FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

December 2, 2016
The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the...

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief
Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

January 31, 2017
As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on...

Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead
Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

November 9, 2016
Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now...

Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill
Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill

April 19, 2016
A broad coalition of interest groups is lobbying Congress “to oppose any special interest anti-truck safety riders including changes to the truck driver...

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