Hours rules suspended for propane haulers

| January 30, 2013

Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.

Group asks DOT to push back hours of service date

| January 29, 2013

In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.

LaHood bowing out as Transportation Secretary

| January 29, 2013

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced he will not be staying in his cabinet position for the second term of President Barack Obama.

Daytime sleep worse than split sleep, says FMCSA study

| January 28, 2013

Sleeping during the day makes drivers sleepier and causes drivers to get less sleep than a consolidated sleep period at night and a split sleep schedule, the study concludes.

Cargo theft numbers fall in 2012

| January 27, 2013

As fleets, owners and drivers have responded to cargo theft's rise in recent years with more security and watch, cargo thefts in 2012 dropped in 2011, thought just slightly.

Hours of service, CSA top targets for House transportation committee

| January 25, 2013

The transportation committee in the U.S. House said it intends to target hours of service rules, CSA and state tolls in the upcoming term.

More states working on APU weight exemptions

| January 24, 2013

On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.

California group continues court battle over emissions regs

| January 23, 2013

The California Construction Trucking Association has appealed a December 2012 ruling that CCTA says was a non-decision in its nearly two-year-long case with CARB's truck regulations.

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