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ATA urges Congress to address trucking’s needs

The American Trucking Associations asked members of the committee negotiating on the highway bill to address important industry needs.

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Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs

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 by the court last year, FMCSA's finally removed it from the regs. A feature in the Bismarck, N.D., Tribune newspaper over the weekend, however, shows how repeal of the 2010 EOBR rule doesn't mean operators who oppose any mandate for the ...

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Congress starts work to pass highway bill

House-Senate conferees have started work to pass the first multi-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation in seven years.

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Speak out today in EOBR session

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 your day. For haulers shutting down in late afternoon on the East Coast, the opportunity is particularly good. The agency's listening session on EOBRs and harrassment is taking place live on the West Coast in conjunction with a meeting of law ...

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House passes highway funding extension bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the federal highway funding through the end of September.

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Brokers: Highway bill unlikely prior to election; more on the bond issue

        With news of President Barack Obama's threat to veto any highway reauthorization or extension bill that comes to his desk with authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline included, as it is in the House version that passed the Rules committee earlier in the week, came my conversation with James Lamb, head of the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents, earlier this week. Lamb said that according to his sources the Hill, given the general ...

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Highway bill faces veto threat

The White House has said it would veto a transportation funding bill that cleared the House Rules Committee due to its Keystone XL pipeline mandate.

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Learning even more at the Sylectus conference

The Sylectus conference I am covering is an expedited trucking information gold mine.

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LogBook

Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

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A window on FMCSA’s CSA driver-enforcement authority goals

I thought I'd share a document leaked earlier in the year -- specifically in May, and to the Transportation Weekly publication -- that purported to be a draft highway bill whose genesis was within the Obama administration. It contains a 12-page section headed by "Driver Safety Provisions," beginning on p. 366, that seems to further confirm Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration intentions to expand authority in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement regime to rate individual ...

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