legislation

Driver drug testing: Teamsters, other labor groups ask House to reject Senate changes

A coalition of labor advocacy groups has sent a letter to transportation-focused lawmakers in the House asking them to reject a recent Senate proposition that would allow trucking companies to use hair testing for driver drug screening.

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I have boots that are older than 18 years

"If the industry wants to raise training standards to that of the military, then having 18-year-old interstate drivers would be fine. But until there is real change... 18-year-olds driving interstate is a bad idea."

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President signs three-month highway patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.

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A safer, more sensible CDL entry path

The current prohibition on interstate driving for 18-20-year-old CDL holders does only so much to promote safety.

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THUD update: House retains provision barring FMCSA from increasing insurance minimums, still no Senate bill

With Congress returning from its roughly two-week Memorial Day recess, work likely will resume in the coming week on 2016 appropriations bills for the DOT. And those bills could earn the trucking industry a few regulatory victories.

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Broker group gets CSA-related carrier hiring standards bill introduced in Senate

Introduced last week in the Senate is a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions. The bill was introduced in the House earlier this year.

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Bill would put the brakes on Wireless Roadside Inspection

As with truck systems, inspections could see in relatively short order a future in which more happens with less human involvement. Recent draft DOT appropriations bill item seeks to curb "Wireless Roadside Inspection" pending DOT's addressing of industry, enforcement concerns.

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Congress’ latest alert over CSA scores

New House bill 1371 would pull carrier CSA scores from public view, require FMCSA to revamp program.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

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.

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Restart: Moving ahead

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

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