Regulations

GAO studying FMCSA predictions vs. reality on hours rule, ATA says in regulatory, legislative update

Dave Osiecki, the American Trucking Associations’ head of regulatory affairs, said the results of the GAO’s study are expected in the coming months. Osiecki and Chris Spears, ATA’s head of legislative affairs, offered a regulatory and legislative update April 24.

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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Rewarding owner-operators for safety? FMCSA looking at ‘Beyond Compliance’ incentive program

Incentives proposed by FMCSA include credit on CSA scores, credit on ISS scores and fewer roadside inspections.

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FMCSA still looking for truck operators to participate in 34-hour restart study

FMCSA is still on the prowl for drivers who regularly use a 34-hour hours-of-service restart in their workweek, the agency announced this week, as part of its research into comparing 2013 hours-of-service stipulations to those prior.

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Biodiesel in crosshairs of lawsuit against Minnesota’s B10 blend mandate

Plaintiffs contend the mandate "denies consumers in Minnesota access to the diesel fuel recommended for most diesel passenger vehicles and light trucks," typically up to B5, while also raising costs for heavy trucks fueling in the state.

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Bye-bye CSA scores? Another group calls for removal of public carrier rankings

The Transportation Intermediaries Association has become the latest organization to call on the DOT to remove from public view the carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability trucking regulatory program, saying it has “serious concerns” about the scores’ methodology and correlation (or lack thereof) to crash risk.

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E-log mandate rule still slated for Sept. publication, speed limiter mandate delayed

Two major federal regulatory changes looming for the trucking industry have been delayed again, according to the latest rulemakings report from the Department of Transportation. A final rule to mandate electronic logging devices, however, is still forecasted to be published in September, the report says. Here are the latest dates projected by the DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for significant rulemakings expected this year: Electronic logging device mandate: The forecasted date for a Final ...

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Louisiana becomes next Drivewyze state

Louisiana becomes the next state to add the Drivewyze PreClear mobile-based weigh station and inspection site bypass service.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

DOD requests renewal of hours of service exemption

The U.S. Department of Defense Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has requested an exemption renewal from the hours of service regulation.

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Senator questions FMCSA’s CSA app, says scores need disclaimers

Fischer sent a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx last week, taking aim at FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and QCMobile’s role in making CSA’s percentile rankings more accessible to third parties and the public.

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