regulations

Mail contractor group’s 14-hour exemption request under fire from postal workers union

The American Postal Workers Union, which represents U.S. Postal Service employees, said Thursday it’s opposed to an exemption request submitted recently by private, contracted mail carriers seeking an exemption from the federal 14-hour on-duty limit.

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Proposed rule to require underride guards gets comment period extended

NHTSA has announced it will reopen the comment period for a rulemaking notice that will, if made final, require single-unit trucks to be equipped with rear impact guards and reflective tape on the rear and sides of the trucks to improve their visibility.

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Changes issued for altering log information on onboard recorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance pertaining to automatic onboard recording devices (a form of e-log) to give drivers a chance to correct inaccurate information.

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FMCSA grants hours exemption to hazmat/ammo hauler

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted R&R Transportation Group an exemption from the 30-minute hours-of-service rule for drivers of loads with materials that require attendance, such as radioactive materials, pharmaceuticals and ammunition.

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Hours exemptions ‘running rampant,’ says TCA’s Heller, FMCSA still working on 34-hour restart study

Heller also touched on the latest happenings with a speed limiter mandate, entry-level driver training rule, another carrier scoring system and more on hours of service changes.

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OOIDA, Congressman, others opposed to FMCSA’s proposed compliance sticker rule

Many trucking industry voices — including one in Congress — submit comments in opposition to FMCSA's proposal to require trucks to be equipped with decals of compliance.

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FMCSA’s Darling says e-log rule, CSA scoring changes atop agency’s 2015 priorities

In an internal memo circulated to FMCSA employees last week, the agency’s Acting Administrator Scott Darling laid out the regulator’s rest-of-year priorities, highlighted by small changes to CSA and publishing a rule to mandate electronic logging devices.

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DOT: Entry-level Driver Training rule takes a step forward, Safety Fitness Determination coming this month

A federal rule proposal to implement minimum driver training and certification standards has moved a step closer to publication, according to a report published by the U.S. DOT last week.

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Watch out for ‘robust regulatory agenda’ in Pres. Obama’s last 16 months

Though many of the regulations have been in the works before President Obama took office in January 2009, pressure is on to get new rules published before he leaves office, she said.

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Congress could take action on CSA scores, hours of service, driver drug testing and more in fall session

Congress could finish work to remove CSA percentile rankings from public view, continue the hours regs suspension, change driver drug testing, allow 18-year-old CDL holders to cross state lines, put in place a new FMCSA administrator and more this fall.

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