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Agency to consider speed limiter rule in 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will mandate speed limiters on new heavy-duty trucks.

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FMCSA proposes hours-of-service changes

One of the big questions had been whether FMCSA would reduce the number of driving hours allowed between off-duty periods from the current 11 to 10.

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Most carriers unranked as CSA launches

Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.

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Agency defends CSA 2010

FMCSA claims similar data have been available for more than a decade.

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1,400 trucking jobs added

Trucking jobs in November also grew on a year-over-over basis for the second month in row.

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Groups sue to block CSA 2010

Three organizations representing motor carriers asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to block implementation of the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 initiative.

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Groups’ lawsuit would block CSA 2010 carrier disclosure

At least three industry organizations are planning to file a lawsuit seeking to block or delay disclosure of certain data that could misrepresent carriers’ safety record.

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Agencies eye national heavy truck fuel standards

Federal agencies announced fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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Agency forced to issue hours-of-service rule

FMCSA plans to issue a proposed rule by the end of this year on supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

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Court rules on mover’s insurance fee

Mayflower Transit may assess a 10-cent per mile fee on its owner-operators to cover the cost of insurance.

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