Kevin Jones

Groups praise amendment to suspend 2013 restart changes

| June 05, 2014

Groups representing segments of the trucking industry have been quick to praise passage of an amendment to the Transportation Department funding bill that would suspend the 2013-imposed restart provisions in hours-of-service regulations for one year.

Trucking leaders push for suspension of 34-hour restart provisions in DOT funding bill

| June 04, 2014

Trucking industry stakeholders and lobbyists are asking Congress to suspend for a year two of the key changes implemented to hours of service rules for truck operators.

OOIDA questions agency’s e-log study, says it ignores small carriers

| May 20, 2014

OOIDA says the study lacks relevant data to prove its point that ELDs lower crash rates and lower preventable crash rates. OOIDA also contends that, not only is the data incomplete, it may have errors. ...

Senate highway bill would extend MAP-21 six years, bill low on trucking provisions

| May 14, 2014

Not wanting to mess with success, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee delivered the policy portion of a six-year surface transportation reauthorization late Monday.

Agency clarifies roadside inspection rules for older e-log devices

| May 14, 2014

FMCSA has issued guidance clarifying the roadside inspection regulation for trucks equipped with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).

FMCSA: Study shows lower crash rates with e-logs, but ‘skewed’ to bigger carriers

| May 13, 2014

Electronic logs have a beneficial impact on truck safety, according to a study posted Monday by FMCSA. The agency does, however, say the study is "skewed" toward large, for-hire carriers.

6,800 trucking jobs added in April, unemployment rate tumbles

| May 02, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 6,800 payroll jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released May 2 by the DOL. The economy as a whole added 288,000 jobs ...

Hours rule flaws: Study finds fault in FMCSA research, calls for review of rule

| April 23, 2014

The research used by FMCSA to justify its hours of service rule is seriously flawed and calls into question the entirety of the rule itself, said the American Transportation Research Institute in a study released ...

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is Senior Editor, Trucking Media, and writes from his home in Little Rock, Ark. His Fleet Street blog features whatever strikes his fancy and has at least a little connection to trucks, or drivers, or highways. Or David Allan Coe. (Google "the perfect country and western song" if you're not nearly as old as Kevin is.) You can also keep up with Kevin by following his Twitter feed (@KevinJonesCCJ) or just drop him a line: kevin.jones@randallreilly.com.

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