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Regulatory update: Speed limiters, insurance increase, carrier scoring rules still set for 2014

A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could still come in 2014.

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Senate DOT appropriations bill would set e-log, CSA safety fitness determination deadlines

In addition to offering restart-changes relief pending further study, the bill requires an ELD final rule by January 2015 and SFD proposal by December of this year, in addition to an OIG audit of the compliance review program.

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POLL: Do you support OOIDA’s call for Anne Ferro’s resignation?

OOIDA's June 6 letter to the DOT secretary alleged a "bias against truckers" that precluded Ferro's impartial conduct in her job as the FMCSA's chief regulator. Where do you stand on the call for her resignation?

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Citing ‘bias against truckers,’ OOIDA calls for resignation of FMCSA head Anne Ferro

OOIDA has sent Anthony Foxx a letter asking for FMCSA head Anne Ferro to resign, saying she has a "clear bias against truckers and the trucking industry" and that the agency "can no longer perform its regulatory and enforcement duties impartially."

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I-495 in Delaware closes indefinitely at Christina River bridge

Supports for the I-495 bridge over the Christiana River in Delaware today were discovered to be tilting. Delaware Department of Transportation made the decision to close both north- and southbound lanes of 495 were closed at 6 p.m. today.

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DOT adds raising carrier insurance minimums to regulatory calendar, pushes Safety Fitness rule back

An official timeline for FMCSA's push to raise liability insurance minimums for carriers has been released by the Department of Transportation, and it signals the agency plans to begin work on the regulation quickly in hopes of publishing a proposed rule in November.

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Secretary Foxx receptive to notion of tolling existing interstates

Here's part of what he said: "We’ll consider finding ways to help when an option that states want to consider."

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DOT, OSHA should collaborate on whistleblower claim investigations, federal report says

A new federal report recommends the Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration evaluate collaboration agreements regarding whistleblower claim investigations.

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Shoring up U.S. Highway Trust Fund critical for global competitiveness, DOT head says

Finding a solution to stabilizing the U.S.' Highway Trust Fund is not only critical to saving jobs but actually saves the country money in the long term, said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The U.S. must boost funding, too, to stay competitive globally.

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Acquisition, maintenance cost worries stand out in post-2018 efficiency standards conversation

Readers sound off on President Obama's announcement of plans for post-2018 model truck fuel-efficiency/emissions standards.

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