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Restart rollback: An origin storyPodcast

| December 19, 2014

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

Equipment regulator NHTSA gets new boss following Senate confirmation

| December 17, 2014

NHTSA — a regulatory agency under the Department of Transportation responsible for some trucking-related regulations — has a new head man, coming after nearly a year-long vacancy at the top of the agency.

House clears bill to suspend restart rules, bill moves to Senate

| December 12, 2014

The suspension of parts of the 2013 hours-of-service rule moved a step closer to fruition Thursday, as the House cleared a spending bill that includes language to halt enforcement of some HOS provisions at least ...

34-hour restart provisions could be suspended, bill strips funding from enforcement

| December 10, 2014

Controversy and disagreement over inclusions in Congress' omnibus appropriations bill have clouded the bill's fate, but it's still expected to clear Congress with the language to halt enforcement of the 34-hour restart provisions.

Trucking groups urge Congress to suspend hours of service restart rules; Foxx urges otherwise

| December 08, 2014

Several trucking industry groups offered their support over the weekend for Congressional action that would suspend two key provisions of hours-of-service rules for truck drivers and make FMCSA better justify the rule.

Apnea clarification unlikely in short term to remedy the condition’s growing importance in medical certifications

| December 04, 2014

Though FMCSA says it will send a bulletin to medical examiners to clarify its guidelines on screening drivers for sleep apnea, it's unlikely medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term driver medical certifications contingent on apnea ...

Senator: FMCSA should vet driver records to help prevent ‘chameleon’ carriers

| December 04, 2014

Sen. Schumer says the agency needs to review driver safety records when a carrier applies for authority. FMCSA spokesperson Marissa Padilla says the agency has “taken aggressive steps” in recent years to better vet new ...

FMCSA publishes official notice of insurance increase consideration, looking for industry input

| November 27, 2014

FMCSA announced Nov. 26 it is seeking trucking industry input on a potential rulemaking that would increase the $750,000 minimum amount of liability insurance motor carriers must have.

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