Jill Dunn

House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

| July 23, 2013

A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.

Broker organization sues over hike in bond requirement

| July 19, 2013

AIPBA alleges FMCSA violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, given the agency did not conduct rulemaking to raise the minimum required broker bond from $10K to $75K, slated to go into effect October 1.

Connecticut truckers welcome owner-operator law

| July 17, 2013

A new Connecticut law dealing with independent contractor status is being embraced by owner-operator advocates.

Hours-of-service break requirement top issue with new regs, enforcers say

| July 12, 2013

Though it's too soon to know exactly how enforcement of the new hours-of-service regulations are faring, the enforcement community to this point has noticed some confusion and many questions regarding the required 30-minute break.

Oregon legislature passes limited road user fee bill

| July 09, 2013

Oregon’s legislature has become the first nationwide to approve a voluntary road user fee for drivers of vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber reportedly is expected to sign the legislation that ...

Livestock haulers get temporary waiver from hours rule provision

| July 08, 2013

Livestock transporters will temporarily not have to comply with the new 30-minute break required by the most recent hours of service rule changes (which took effect July 1) due to summer heat.

S.C. governor signs highway funding bill

| July 03, 2013

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a measure that earmarks an annual $91.4 million for transportation.

FMCSA proposes plan to establish driver screening

| June 28, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a nine-year plan for identifying the riskiest drivers and addressing unsafe driver behavior.

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