Regulations

EPA, DOT extend public comment period on Phase 2 emissions regulations proposal

Federal regulators have extended the public comment period for the recently proposed second phase of emissions regulations and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks, pushing the last day to comment two weeks to Oct. 1, 2015. Here's how to comment.

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Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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Operation Safe Driver enforcement blitz coming in October

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week during the week of Oct. 18-24.

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Greater simplicity needed for Phase 2 efficiency regs?

Steven Davenport to EPA at GATS: "If you ... don’t get the technology to what’s the simplest thing ... we don’t get the environmental benefit, because people will hold onto those old trucks."

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ATA rebutts Teamsters, other labor groups on drug testing changes, urges Congress to allow hair tests

The trucking industry lobbyist’s letter comes a week after the Teamsters, the transportation branch of the AFL-CIO, the ACLU and a coalition of 14 other labor advocacy groups called on Congress to remove the drug testing reform measure from the DRIVE Act highway bill, which passed the Senate last month.

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ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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Driver drug testing: Teamsters, other labor groups ask House to reject Senate changes

A coalition of labor advocacy groups has sent a letter to transportation-focused lawmakers in the House asking them to reject a recent Senate proposition that would allow trucking companies to use hair testing for driver drug screening.

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CRST asks FMCSA for split sleeper berth time allowance following recent exemption report

CRST Expedited, one of the largest carriers in the country, has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow some CRST drivers to use split sleeper berth time to satisfy their 10 off-duty hours.

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