Jill Dunn

Washington troopers ride with truckers to target four-wheelers

Seattle-area troopers are sharing trucker cabs to target unsafe four-wheel behavior around trucks through May 24.

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Agency proposes eliminating zero-defect vehicle reports

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hopes to stop requiring that the industry submit and retain driver vehicle inspection reports when zero defects are indicated.

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Congress proposes both freezing, expanding truck size and weight limits

While the Department of Transportation has scheduled its first truck size and weight outreach session May 29, Congress has reintroduced opposing legislation — one bill would freeze the limits, another would expand them.

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Court hears new case against pilot program with Mexico

Just 18 days after ruling to uphold the program, a federal court heard new arguments May 6 against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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Cross-border program with Mexico prevails in court

A U.S. appeals court has rejected arguments against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico, saying none of the arguments brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association were persuasive enough show that the program violates any statutes or regulations. The same court, however, will hear a separate challenge to the federal program May 6. Duane DeBruyne, a spokesman for the FMCSA, responded to the April 19 ruling against the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers ...

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States eye ways to keep rest stops open

Louisiana and New Hampshire recently advanced legislation that would permit private sponsorship to help fund rest areas, while New Jersey has slowed down on the idea.

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Ohio approves 2.7 percent toll hike, speed limit increases

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill which includes a proposed 2.7 percent annual increase in Turnpike truck tolls through 2023 and approves speed increases on some roadways.

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C.R. England appeals $1.3 million judgement to OOIDA

C.R. England is appealing a federal court’s final judgment favoring the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in its 11-year-old class-action suit.

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U.S. pilot program will pre-inspect trucks in Canada

U.S. and Canadian officials have agreed to create a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot project on Canadian soil.

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FMCSA sets new state CDL testing standards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that will revise testing and standards for commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits.

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