Truck Safety Coalition

MCSAC policy panel’s long shift toward safety advocates

How it happened: When the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee began meeting in 2007, it had four members with direct involvement in trucking. Today, there are three direct trucking members. Over the same period, representatives of safety-advocacy groups more than doubled from two to five.

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The biggest little voice in trucking

How self-styled safety-advocacy groups won over the federal government, and some trucking interests themselves, to influence trucking regulation.

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Clearinghouse rule comments: OOIDA wants protection in reporting, carrier groups want expansion

OOIDA says the rule needs safeguards against carrier reporting measures, while groups like ATA are pushing for an expansion of the ability of carriers to report drug or alcohol violations to FMCSA's database.

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Safety groups sue over hours-of-service rule

FOR THE RECORD/Highway safety groups along with two unidentified truck drivers on Feb. 24 filed suit seeking judicial review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s most recent hours-of-service rule.

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LogBook

Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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LogBook

Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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Court dismisses hours of service case

A federal court dismissed the hours of service lawsuit Feb. 8, ending nearly three years of litigation.

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Rest in Pieces

The new hours of service rule further complicates off-duty requirements in ways that could hurt productivity, though some flexibility is added.

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LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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