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The 34-hour restart’s complicated limbo

Here's the latest. Nothing about the 34-hour restart will change until FMCSA issues its certified report on its mandated comparative restart study. If the report says what many truckers have hoped, however, the restart could disappear entirely.

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Driver training rule expected this month, speed limiter rule delayed again

The latest on rules to mandate speed limiters, institute minimum driver training requirements, survey the industry on sleep apnea and set up a database of drivers who have refused or failed a drug test.

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Aviation bill would reemphasize federal authority over states’ regulation of truckers’ hours, pay

A bill unveiled in the U.S. House’s Transportation Committee this week seeks to restrict state’s ability to regulate truckers’ on-duty time, such as required rest breaks, and could have an impact on driver pay reform efforts being conducted at state levels.

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DOT issues five-year ban to drug tester who issued fraudulent results to trucking co.’s

A DOT drug tester has been issued a Public Interest Exclusion order that bans trucking companies from using his services for five years.

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Bevy of rulemaking activity expected soon, including speed limiter mandate, apnea pre-rule and CDL clearinghouse

February could be another busy month on the trucking regulatory front. See what rules are projected to see action soon.

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State DOTs to move on new roadside equip crash standards

A schedule has been established for DOT updates to roadside safety hardware -- including guardrails, crash cushions and the like -- to comply with an update to AASHTO's updated Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware.

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Rhode Island receives $9M grant for new travel plaza/welcome center

Rhode Island will build a new, state-of-the-art travel plaza and welcome center with the help of a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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No mercy: Arizona ground zero for truck enforcement

With a high rate of both inspections and violations, and a top ten ranking for hours enforcement, this state is ground zero for tough inspections – particularly along the border.

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DOT’s Foxx sued by bankrupt bus company who claims he did little work for big pay

Foxx's attorney did not immediately return a request for comment, though Charlotte-based media outlets have quoted him as hinting the lawsuit is part of a litigation blitz by the bankrupt bus maker.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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