Regulations

FMCSA’s Darling: I want to work with truckers; ATA’s Graves: Trucking to stay strong in ’16

Attendees at ATA's annual conference heard a state of the industry address from ATA's Bill Graves and an address from FMCSA head Scott Darling, who said he'd like 2016 to be a "year of partnerships" for FMCSA and trucking.

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House highway bill preferable to Senate version on tolling existing interstates, says anti-toll group

While the House bill would preserve the three-state tolling pilot program for existing interstates, it wouldn't allow funds collected through tolls to be diverted to other purposes.

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Annual list of top 10 trucking industry concerns released: Hours of service, CSA, parking highlight

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2015, the organization’s annual ranking of the top 10 concerns in the trucking industry.

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Operation Safe Driver enforcement blitz in full swing

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

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House releases highway bill that would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 truck operators and more

As highway funding presses, the House released Oct. 15 a funding bill that would remove carrier rankings in the CSA program from public view and set up a program for under-21 CDL holders and change driver drug testing rules.

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FMCSA initiates potential sleep apnea rulemaking, report shows; e-log, speed limiters still in queue

FMCSa has started work on a potential rule that would set up screening and treatment requirements for drivers who by definition are at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

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DOT to consider requiring auto-braking systems

A Department of Transportation agency this week said it has begun work to determine whether it will pursue a federal rule to require new trucks to be equipped with crash avoidance systems that automatically break without driver input.

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Top 10 most intense states for maintenance, brake violations

Texas, California and Virginia top the list -- even with the reported priority drift toward an emphasis on traffic enforcement, violations of the FMCSRs remained dominated by vehicle-related violations.

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‘Obamacare, round three’ kicks off with open enrollment Nov. 1

As insurance exchanges start the third annual open enrollment period Nov. 1, owner-operators have one last chance to avoid fines that are getting stiffer in 2017 for not carrying health insurance.

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EPA, Calif. hit carrier with $400k in fines for not using diesel particulate filters

A Virginia trucking company will pay $100,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency and an additional $290,000 to California in the first federal enforcement of the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

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