The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new regulatory framework for evaluating carrier and driver safety is a close second to the economy.
FMCSA plans to issue a proposed rule by the end of this year on supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.
Bill would establish a national freight planning process, financed through a 12-cent increase in diesel taxes and use of federal funds.
Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a schedule for trucking companies next year to begin phasing in employee drivers.
Meanwhile, port officials will recommend an adjusted implementation schedule for the agreement the association is disputing.
Year-to-date, tonnage is up 6.7 percent compared with the same period in 2009.
A federal court ruled Los Angeles’ port can enforce its Clean Truck Program, which ports nationwide hope to use as a model.
Tightening of capacity along with stronger consumer confidence has Tommy Hodges more optimistic for the short-term.
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