legislation

Senate FAA bill skips language on state regulation of truckers’ hours, pay reform

The Senate’s Commerce Committee late Wednesday unveiled its version of a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that, unlike its counterpart in the House, does not include trucking-specific language on state regulation of truck drivers’ hours of service and pay.

Read More

Federal vs. state authority over truckers’ breaks and pay a growing debate in aviation bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer held a press conference Thursday to decry the return of the measure, calling it an anti-trucker, anti-safety provision. ATA, however, disagrees, calling the measure a necessary means to preventing a patchwork of state-to-state rules.

Read More

FAA bill with trucking hours and pay implications advances

A bill that would prevent states from requiring truckers and their employers to comply with state laws regulating hours of service, such as meal or rest break requirements, has been approved by the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill would also, if enacted, throw cold water on state-level initiated driver pay reform.

Read More

Aviation bill would reemphasize federal authority over states’ regulation of truckers’ hours, pay

A bill unveiled in the U.S. House’s Transportation Committee this week seeks to restrict state’s ability to regulate truckers’ on-duty time, such as required rest breaks, and could have an impact on driver pay reform efforts being conducted at state levels.

Read More

33-foot doubles still have chance with new Congressional measure

A new Congressional amendment to an already-enacted law would extend the federal maximum tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, up for the current 28-foot minimum.

Read More

Virginia legislature floats two bills to limit trucks in left lane

The Virginia General Assembly has proposed two amendments to state law that would prohibit trucks from driving in the left-most lane in certain areas.

Read More

Unified long-term highway bill announced, would remove CSA scores from view until program reformed

A group of 12 senators and 28 representatives reached an agreement Dec. 1 on a five-year highway bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Read More

House bill would help military vets get DOT physicals for CDL

The bill would allow Veterans Affairs doctors in good standing with the Department of Transportation to conduct DOT physicals for veterans to make it easier for them to obtain a commercial drivers license.

Read More

TIA, OOIDA support proposed language change to eliminate highway bill ‘poison pill’ for Unrated carriers

The proposed change, to be considered this week during House highway bill debate, notably excludes the thousands of Conditional rated carriers operating amid increasing difficulty obtaining a review after correcting problems.

Read More

Teamsters speak out against 33-foot doubles

The Teamsters Union voiced its opposition Wednesday to extending the length of tractor-trailers nationwide, citing a detriment to highway safety with bigger trucks.

Read More