FMCSA

Bills would retain truck lengths, weights

Senate, House measures would freeze truck lengths and weights on the National Highway System.

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Boston’s hazmat daytime ban extended

The city is working under a 45-day extension of its daytime ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials.

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Boston hazmat restriction ends

Boston’s de facto daytime ban on hazardous material hauling within the city limits ended May 17.

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Suspension of hours rules extended

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its temporary lifting of HOS rules for haulers of some emergency supplies because of the oil spill.

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Ferro: Many ways to cut fatigue in crashes

Administrator said reduced fatigue could be accomplished through research, programs, events, education, and targeted outreach and intervention.

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FMCSA starts driver pre-employment program

The program allows carriers the option of accessing driver inspection and crash records before hiring.

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Hours rules lifted for oil spill

Federal officials temporarily lifted hours-of-service rules for haulers of some emergency supplies to four southeast coastal states.

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ATA: Study crash causes

Addressing risk factors would improve safety, trade group executive says.

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Tonight: CSA 2010 round robin, webinar on gaining authority

A message yesterday from the folks with AsktheTrucker.com about their online radio show, Truth About Trucking, scheduled for 5 p.m. EST this afternoon, detailed the 40 questions the program hopes to answer about CSA 2010 (see below for a full list), delayed from July implementation for carriers to November but no less fraught with complexities and, yes, areas provoking all manner of lines of inquiry. Truth About Trucking host Allen Smith collected the questions direct ...

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UCR fees almost doubled

The minimum fee, which applies to a one-truck operation or to a broker or freight forwarder, will go from $39 to $76.

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