For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.9 percent after increasing a revised 3.5 percent in January 2011.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the American Trucking Associations and a shippers’ group all opposed the proposals.
A bipartisan group of congressmen and senators has called on the Obama administration to retain the current safety rules.
Compared with January 2010, adjusted tonnage climbed 8 percent, which was the largest year-over-year increase since April 2010.
ATA supports hands-free cell phone use, while OOIDA opposes federal proposal to ban handheld mobile phones.
The American Trucking Associations has finished filing appeal briefs against the Port of Los Angeles.
In an FMCSA session, representatives from carriers and trucking groups and owner-operators said proposed changes wouldn’t lead to improvements
The American Trucking Associations is making information about proposed hours-of-service changes available to drivers at truck stops.
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