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Regs review, CSA, driver pay highlight potential highway-bill action items discussed at MCSAC Day 1

What would you tell the FMCSA to focus on in terms of priority issues for the next highway reauthorization? Find here what FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's diverse membership thinks.

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Sleep apnea bill becomes law, FMCSA can’t use guidance to address driver screening

The law, signed by President Barack Obama Tuesday, Oct. 15, forbids FMCSA from using guidance alone to address sleep apnea screening for drivers.

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Senate passes sleep apnea bill, president’s signature would make it law

The U.S. Senate passed last week the so-called sleep apnea bill, which would require that any action taken by FMCSA pertaining to sleep disorder screening come via formal rulemaking. The bill now moves on to President Obama for his signature.

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Sleep apnea bill clears House, awaits Senate approval

The bill that would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from solely issuing guidance relative to sleep disorder/apnea screening of truck drivers has passed in the House.

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Sleep apnea bill moves closer to passage as Senate introduces version

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.

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House’s transportation committee to consider trucking sleep apnea bill

A House committee will consider this week legislation that would require FMCSA to — if it were to take any action — pursue a sleep disorder screening rule rather than guidance.

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Bill would require agency to pursue sleep apnea regulation over guidance

Legislation introduced into the House this week would force FMCSA to develop a formal regulation rather than guidance if it were to pursue any action on sleep disorder screening.

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Clean Ports bill floated in Congress

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.

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House passes Highway 41 bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill introduced by Reps.Tom Petri (R-WI) and Reid Ribble (R-WI), to ensure that trucks currently using Highway 41 in Wisconsin will continue to be able to operate on it once the road becomes an Interstate. This is likely to occur early next year. Under federal law, trucks over 80,000 lbs. in gross vehicle weight cannot operate on Interstate highways. Petri and Ribble’s bill would grandfather in currently ...

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Broker bond increase challenge gets new backer

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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