Jill Dunn

EOBR rule in the works, expected in November

A rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders by truck drivers is expected to be proposed Nov. 18.

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Hours regs reduce flexibility, productivity for little gain, reps say

Owner-operators and fleet representatives said changes to the hours of service limits will negatively impact flexibility, productivity and driver rest.

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As agency studies, one group wants increased insurance requirements for carriers

The MAP-21 law requires FMCSA study the minimum insurance requirement, but against the wills of other trucking groups, the Trucking Alliance is pushing for an increase.

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Groups want court to rehear case against Mexican trucking program

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association has asked a federal court to rehear its case against the U.S. cross-border pilot trucking program with Mexico.

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Infrastructure can’t handle truck size, weight increases, OOIDA says in public session

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association spoke against changing truck size and weight limits at a Department of Transportation session to gather public feedback.

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NJ bill bars owner-operators from drayage, gov. may veto

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not said if he will sign a bill that would bar owner-operators from drayage and parcel delivery service.

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Repeat out-of-service violator indicted in federal court

A federal court has indicted a trucking company owner who repeatedly violated an imminent hazard operations out-of-service order.

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Congress to hear how Calif. trucking challenges impact rest of U.S.

The 21st Century Freight Transportation congressional panel’s first field hearing, “How Southern California Freight Transportation Challenges Impact the Nation" is set for May 30.

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OOIDA sues agency over violation appeals process

OOIDA is suing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the second time in a year over its violation appeals process.

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Maryland fuel taxes set to spike in July

July 1, Maryland's sales tax rate on fuel purchases will start a several year increase, starting with a 1 percent rate July 1 and eventually moving to 5 percent in 2016.

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