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Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

March 10, 2020

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch a study of factors that contribute to highway crashes involving large trucks. Driving the study is concern over the rising number of fatalities incurred in truck crashes.

January 15, 2020

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."

December 3, 2019

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national minimum-training standards for entry-level drivers.

December 2, 2019

Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

A government official expert at analyzing labor trends contends that trucking is not experiencing a driver shortage, rather she sees the problem as one of painful turnover in one segment of the industry.

September 11, 2019

Feds: No Need to Pay Truck Drivers for Off-Duty Time Spent in Sleeper Berth
 FMCSA Proposes Streamlining Testing Process for New Truck Drivers
DOT Aims to Lower Barriers to Autonomous Tech for Trucks and Cars
FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

FMCSA Chief Says ELD Data May Shape Agency’s HOS Changes

Data from ELD-compliant operators is already informing the FMCSA's plan to propose changes to the hours-of-service rule, stated agency chief Ray Martinez in his upbeat address to members of the Truckload Carriers Association.

March 12, 2019

ATA’s Manning Highlights Trucking Lobby’s Top 7 Priorities
DOT Updates Guidance on Autonomous Vehicles
House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill
FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

November 20, 2017

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

November 10, 2017

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