regulations

DOT allows another major fleet to let pre-CDL operators drive team

FMCSA says opposition stated the CLP holders who had passed the CDL skills test were too inexperienced and are safer with CDL holders in the front seat. The agency argues that had the drivers been in their home state when they passed the skills test, they would have already obtained a CDL, and could drive on their own with no one in the truck with them.

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New ELD with no monthly fee

The Switchboard company has released its free mobile application, which with a onetime $250 investment in an ECM connecting device allows truck drivers to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate. 

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Truckers converge on Washington, D.C., for events this week

Scenes from Doswell, Va.: Among other efforts, the "ELD or Me" anti-ELD mandate group's planned D.C. activities have gotten under way today, after things got started in earnest as the group members set up shop at the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va.

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14-hour, ELD reform should be top priority for new FMCSA administrator, readers say

Readers delivered on our call for viewpoint on just where the next FMCSA administrator's priorities should sit -- the electronic logging device mandate stood out, with views toward hours of service reform with an emphasis on greater split-sleeper flexibility a primary theme.

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Congressional low-hanging fruit for the Babin ELD delay bill, and a real shortage in Puerto Rico

Recall the House Freedom Caucus, which called for review/repeal of a myriad of regs (ELD mandate included) as Trump came into office? These caucus members voted against the recent delay amendment. And: An actual shortage of haulers in Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria's aftermath.

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Voices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3

This week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast takes a run through the mailbag following last week’s conversations with organizers of two ELD mandate protest actions set to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 3.

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Hours regs suspended in seven states ahead of Hurricane Irma landfall

A Regional Emergency Declaration issued by USDOT suspends hours regulations for drivers and carriers providing "direct assistance" to areas affected by Hurricane Irma, which is expected to make landfall in south Florida early Sunday morning.

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Storms update: Florida suspends trucking regs ahead of Irma, Houston ports and major fuel pipeline reopen

Though the effects of Hurricane Harvey’s recent onslaught of Southeast Texas remain well in focus, another major hurricane is barreling down on the U.S., prompting Florida to extend trucking regulations ahead of Irma's likely weekend landfall.

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Log-editing ‘flexibililty’ in current-generation AOBRD e-logs v. ELDs

At least one company is promoting functionality in its electronic log that allows use in "AOBRD mode" to make edits from the back office account and not leave a trail showing the original log. Problem is, regs require retention of the original log ...

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Trump EPA eyes changes to tractor-trailer emissions regulations

EPA said in a brief announcement Thursday that it will “revisit” the so-called Phase 2 emissions standards related to trailers and glider kits, citing “significant issues raised by stakeholders in the trailer and glider industry.”

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