Several states hit by winter storm "Nemo" this weekend have suspended hours of service rules for drivers carrying emergency supplies.
The Federal Highway Administration describes the Brent Spence Bridge as “functionally obsolete" because of capacity, sight distance and safety issues.
While budget cuts loom and federal officials make contingency plans, motor carrier safety programs remain exempt from significant reductions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is researching truck size and weights and will soon begin studying availability of truck parking by state.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.
Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.
On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.
The U.S. Department of Energy has asked that its hazmat drivers be exempted from the hours-of-service 30-minute rest break provision.
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