Congress

More on broker bond increase, highway bill

| June 26, 2012

Given the June 30 hard deadline for the highway reauthorization negotiations ongoing between House and Senate, it's likely that any highway bill that successfully emerges, whether longer term or another six-month-or-more extension of current priorities, ...

EOBRs, broker bond in limbo as highway bill nears

| June 22, 2012

If passed as drafted, MAP-21 would mandate EOBRs for virtually all interstate carriers and raise brokers' minimum surety requirements to $100,000.

Heads-up: Senate EOBR mandate gets a push

| June 12, 2012

The mandate for interstate carriers in the United States to use electronic onboard recorders for hours of service tracking that is in the Senate's two-year highway bill proposal -- S. 1813, currently in conference with ...

Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs

| May 14, 2012

The latest is following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's formal removal of the remedial-directive rule, which would have required carriers with big hours compliance problems to install electronic onboard recorders. After being thrown out ...

National day of remembrance — for truck drivers

| May 07, 2012

A self-proclaimed "proud trucker's wife" is circulating an online petition she hopes to take to Congress and the President to create a September 16 National Truck Driver Remembrance Day for the sacrifices haulers have made ...

Speak out today in EOBR session

| April 26, 2012

If you've not taken the opportunity to tell the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration your thoughts on just how electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service monitoring are or will be used in the industry, today is ...

Some L.A. port truckers voting for union representation

| April 09, 2012

Employee unions can be tools toward giving workers a stronger basis in decisions regarding their collective interests, just as small-business associations can help to give collective voice to small business interests. Where the line between ...

The Keys Truckers’ ‘Letter to Capitol Hill’

| August 15, 2011

File this one under "modest proposal." Seems Keys Truckers Jan and James (pictured) McCarter are always involved when a nice slab of satire graces the blog here, not to mention good music. In any case, last ...

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