Given recent actions by Congress to undermine FMCSA rulemaking and an emotional plea made to Congress in a recent DOT Fast Lane blog post by agency head Anne Ferro, what's going to come of Ferro and her time at FMCSA?
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped again in the week ended June 9, falling 2.6 cents to $3.892, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
In addition to offering restart-changes relief pending further study, the bill requires an ELD final rule by January 2015 and SFD proposal by December of this year, in addition to an OIG audit of the compliance review program.
The draft report issued April 30 from the CSA Subcommittee of FMCSA's MCSAC advisors included a large section on potential methods of improving the scoring system.
The for-hire trucking industry added 1,500 jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released June 6 by the Dept. of Labor. The U.S. economy as a whole added 217,000 jobs in the month.
Groups representing segments of the trucking industry have been quick to praise passage of an amendment to the Transportation Department funding bill that would suspend the 2013-imposed restart provisions in hours-of-service regulations for one year.
A bill making its way through the Senate now includes an amendment to undo some provisions of the hours of service rule changes implemented in July 2013 for at least a year and require a study by the DOT.
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