Teamsters come out against hours changes, ATA still supportive

| June 11, 2014

The Teamsters Union has voiced its opposition to recent Congressional action to roll back the 2013 changes to federal hours-of-service restart provisions, but ATA head Bill Graves is holding strong on the group’s support for ...

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.

Clearinghouse rule comments: OOIDA wants protection in reporting, carrier groups want expansion

| May 28, 2014

OOIDA says the rule needs safeguards against carrier reporting measures, while groups like ATA are pushing for an expansion of the ability of carriers to report drug or alcohol violations to FMCSA's database.

ATA pushing for exemption to 14-hour rule for extraction site haulers

| May 27, 2014

ATA is seeking an exemption to wait-time rules for drivers who service oil and natural gas extraction sites, and FMCSA is accepting public comment on the group's request.

FMCSA: Current insurance minimums for carriers ‘inadequate,’ new rule coming

| April 22, 2014

The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is too low, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum. ...

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

| November 26, 2013

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

OOIDA survey latest to show hours-of-service rules cut pay, increase driver fatiguePodcast

| November 20, 2013

A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling ...

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