Kevin Jones

FMCSA won’t listen to ‘facts,’ so trucking takes HOS case to Congress

Will it take an act of Congress to get the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to reconsider some of the restart provisions in the 2013 version of the hours-of-service rule? Trucking groups are giving it a shot.

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Groups praise amendment to suspend 2013 restart changes

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Agency clarifies roadside inspection rules for older e-log devices

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

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

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.

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

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 and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent.

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

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 this week.

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Senate transportation leaders push for long-term highway bill, maintaining spending levels

Key transportation leaders in the U.S. Senate have agreed to several priorities for the next highway bill, with the two key elements being passing a longer-term bill and maintaining current highway spending levels.

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