Congress could force FMCSA to suspend hours of service restart rules

| December 05, 2014

A major spending bill in the works in Congress could include a major provision for the trucking industry: Direction to suspend parts of the 2013 federal hours of service rule.

Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

| December 04, 2014

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, however, know Congressional action is unlikely.

Apnea clarification unlikely in short term to remedy the condition’s growing importance in medical certifications

| December 04, 2014

Though FMCSA says it will send a bulletin to medical examiners to clarify its guidelines on screening drivers for sleep apnea, it's unlikely medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term driver medical certifications contingent on apnea testing will be affected.

Trucking Christmas parades: Where and when to find them

| December 04, 2014

The Pacific Northwest leads the continent in holiday trucker parades, albeit some have expanded to include more than trucks. California’s best known truck parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in Eureka. Since the ‘80s, ...

Fender, mudflap hanger supplier Fleetline passes audit

| December 04, 2014

Fleetline Products, a supplier of fenders and mudflap hanger brackets, announced that the company gained its ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing its annual third-party audit in October. Fleetline said that in order to receive the certification, ...

Senator: FMCSA should vet driver records to help prevent ‘chameleon’ carriers

| December 04, 2014

Sen. Schumer says the agency needs to review driver safety records when a carrier applies for authority. FMCSA spokesperson Marissa Padilla says the agency has “taken aggressive steps” in recent years to better vet new entrant carriers and upped fines for carriers who do reincarnate.

Mack’s historical museum turns 30

| December 03, 2014

Mack Trucks announced this week its Mack Trucks Historical Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary last month. The museum commemorates the 114 years of Mack’s history with photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack trucks.

More than 40k fleets using PrePass

| December 03, 2014

The companies who use the service can become eligible to bypass 310 weigh stations and inspection sites in 31 states, PrePass says.

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