regulations

OOIDA campaigning against speed limiter rule with online petition

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has posted an online petition against the DOT's upcoming rule to mandate use of speed limiters on heavy trucks.

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TowMate requests exemption for motor carriers to use wireless, rechargeable tow lights

TowMate has requested an exemption to allow carriers to use rechargeable, wireless tow lights to be used in emergency towing situations.

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Fleet again ordered to pay $20k to a driver who was sick, refused to drive

A trucking company has been ordered by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay $20,000 in punitive damages and $354 to a driver after suspending the driver for refusing to drive for feeling ill.

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Household goods movers denied requested exemption from 14-hour cap

The groups sought exemption of the 14-hour limit placed on drivers’ on-duty time, saying drivers who are delayed making deliveries at residences could need to drive beyond the 14th hour to move the truck to a secure location for overnight parking.

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Senate takes up trucking regulatory package, would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 interstate drivers

Changes to driver drug testing rules, allowance of under-21 interstate drivers and removal of CSA scores from public view are all included, among other provisions.

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FMCSA’s diabetes rule comment period closes soon, here’s what’s been said so far

The comment period for FMCSA's proposed rule to change how diabetes is handled relative to drivers' medical certification ends Monday, July 6.

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Final e-log rule moves a step closer to publication

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the rule a small step closer to publication and implementation.

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FMCSA grants fireworks haulers exemption to 14-hour rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday its decision to grant an hours-of-service exemption to the 51 member companies of the American Pyrotechnics Association, allowing them to drive past the 14th hour of coming on duty.

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FMCSA wants to take CSA hazmat category public, change intervention thresholds

In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing several enhancements for its Safety Measurement System, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers.

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Continuation of hours-of-service suspension, CSA disclaimers, e-log deadlines and more included in Senate bill

The Senate bill sets deadlines for rules mandating e-logs and speed limiters, allows 33-foot double trailers, continues the suspension of certain hours-of-service rules and requires a disclaimer next to CSA scores.

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