James Jaillet

FMCSA’s Scott Darling tapped by Pres. Obama to become agency’s next administrator

President Barack Obama this week nominated T.F. Scott Darling to become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a position he’s filled on an acting basis since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s departure last August.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Limited-Mileage Bobtail finalists

Here are the six finalists competing for the Pride & Polish National Championship in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category.

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#ShowusyourInfraWear — DOT wants to see your photos of decrepit highways and bridges

While Congress recesses for the next five weeks, the DOT is soliciting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowUSYourInfraWear, hoping to spur lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill instead of the habitual short-term stopgaps.

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Video: Bill Hall’s silver and purple custom Pete 379 Legacy

Part of the multi-fleet, multi-generational Hall clan out of San Antonio, the video above features Bill Hall talking about his 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy Edition, a special edition Pete among the last of the 379s ever built.

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Senate passes long- and short-term highway bills, clears provision to remove CSA scores from public view

The Senate mid-Thursday overwhelmingly passed a six-year highway bill that would remove carrier percentile scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view, among other regulatory reforms.

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FMCSA advances e-log mandate, rule sent to OMB for approval

FMCSA sent the e-log rule to the OMB July 30, along with a rule that will implement stiffer penalties for carriers, shippers, brokers and others who coerce or pressure drivers to not abide by federal safety standards like hours-of-service limits.

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Latest highway funding stopgap clears House, delays bill that would reform CSA

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s bid for a mad-dash passage of a long-term bill.

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Last day to comment on FMCSA’s proposed CSA changes

The public comment period on recently proposed changes to the CSA carrier ranking and enforcement program ends at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Working Combo finalists

The five finalists in the Working Combo category for the Pride & Polish National Championship, which is taking place late next month in Dallas.

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House set to force Senate’s hand on short-term highway bill

The House has introduced another short-term highway funding patch, and it plans to pass the legislation Wednesday and then leave town, forcing the Senate to forego its attempt to pass a long-term highway bill before the August recess.

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