For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.
Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.
The Senate has introduced its own version of the sleep apnea bill, which would require FMCSA to pursue a formal rule — rather than guidance — if any action is taken on sleep disorder screening.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the second of two bills that limit the state’s ability to toll existing lanes.
The Clean Ports Act, introduced for the third time in as many years in Congress, would give states and local jurisdictions more authority over interstate commerce.
Many of the same issues are in the political foreground today around highway regulation and funding as were being debated in 2007 when the Minneapolis I-35W bridge fell, with sometimes overheated rhetoric.
Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.
The National Association for Minority Truckers has joined the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents in calling for legislative repeal of increased surety requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.
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