Kevin Jones

Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

| June 19, 2014

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

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

| June 08, 2014

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 ...

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.

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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