regulations

EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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At least 30 hours behind the wheel: Pre-CDL driver-training rulemaking committee issues ‘consensus’ recommendation

Two dissenting votes on the committee -- from NASTC and ATA -- open the door for FMCSA to not pursue an training rulemaking, but signs suggest that they will.

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FMCSA shuts down carrier that spilled canola oil on I-75, fireworks hauler

FMCSA issued two shutdown orders last month — one to a fireworks carrier and one to a foods hauler that spilled the cooking oil all over I-75 in Georgia last month, causing four crashes.

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Livestock haulers get extension of 30-minute break exemption

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has decided to renew the exemption from the 30-minute break provision in the hours-of-service regulations for livestock haulers.

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Major carrier allowed to skip certain driver training regs

Under the terms of the exemption, a learner's permit holder who has passed a CDL skills test may drive a truck and trailer for C.R. England without a CDL holder in the front seat.

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FMCSA says no to window tinting

FMCSA has denied an exemption application from a window tinting group that would have allowed tinting beyond current regulations.

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DOT: Little data exists to make sound decision on truck size and weight changes

The DOT on Friday issued a report saying it does not have enough data about truck size and weight to be able to make recommendations to Congress or regulators about changing the current truck size and weight laws.

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FMCSA looks to press states again on CDL program compliance

FMCSA announced this week it again wants to perform a formal information collection process to ensure states are complying with federal requirements dictating Commercial Driver's License issuance programs. The State Commercial Driver’s License Program Plan is part of 2012's MAP-21 highway funding act, which requires states to submit a plan to the U.S. DOT describing the actions they will take to address any problems in their CDL programs, as identified by the DOT in its most recent ...

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Rollover system mandate set for publication as OMB clears rule

A federal rule to require all new trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the rule likely will be published in the coming weeks.

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Crash treatment in CSA ‘not fair,’ says FMCSA’s safety head, says agency wants to fix

FMCSA's Jack Van Steenburg, while admitting the agency's CSA program's lack of crash weighting is unfair, did not give specifics as how the agency could fix it. He spoke Tuesday with TCA's David Heller about a wide range of trucking regulations.

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