regulations

FMCSA delays implementation date of URS online carrier registration portal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed the final implementation of its Unified Registration System until Jan. 14, 2017.

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Rules on CDL clearinghouse, speed limiters still set for summer publication

The DOT removed a projected publication date for Phase II of the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards in its latest regulatory report. A proposed rule to mandate speed limiters is still expected this summer.

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Sleep apnea rulemaking comments due Friday

Drivers have through Friday, July 8, to make comments on the effects a potential sleep apnea rulemaking could have on them and on the industry.

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Fireworks haulers granted hours exemptions

The American Pyrotechnics Association’s 51 members, along with Illumination Fireworks and ACE Pyro have been granted the exemptions from the 14-hour on-duty HOS rules.

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FMCSA to grant military vets longer waiver on CDL skills test

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted an exemption to the Missouri Department of Revenue, which will apply to all states, that will give veterans more time to make the transition from the military to civilian life.

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Speed limiter rule dates delayed again by DOT, CDL clearinghouse rule on track

The Department of Transportation is once again delaying publication of the potential rulemaking that would require speed limiters on trucks.

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Detention data collection phase, regulatory process under way

As required by the FAST Act, DOT will report "on the impact of loading and unloading delays" on the economy, transport efficiency, safety and driver pay/income. Efforts could hold import for hours, detention pay in future.

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Truck operator fired for refusing to drive amid HOS concerns could get $275k from carrier

NFI fired the driver in 2012, a day after he refused to deliver a load to its original destination. OSHA says severe weather, flooded roads, traffic and crashes caused the trip to take much longer than anticipated. Per OSHA, the driver “believed he lacked sufficient time to complete the deliver and return home without violating" hours regs.

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TrailerTail manufacturer asks DOT for mounting exemption

Stemco is seeking an exemption from federal regulations to move certain lights on van trailers lower to allow its TrailerTails to maximize their aerodynamic effect.

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New rule to cut truck emissions, implement fuel economy minimums moves to White House

The standards will begin taking effect for trailers in 2018. Tractor requirements take effect in 2021. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire vehicle ­­– engine, truck and trailer – will be required to meet the standards.

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