Regulations

FMCSA advances e-log mandate, rule sent to OMB for approval

FMCSA sent the e-log rule to the OMB July 30, along with a rule that will implement stiffer penalties for carriers, shippers, brokers and others who coerce or pressure drivers to not abide by federal safety standards like hours-of-service limits.

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Latest highway funding stopgap clears House, delays bill that would reform CSA

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s bid for a mad-dash passage of a long-term bill.

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House set to force Senate’s hand on short-term highway bill

The House has introduced another short-term highway funding patch, and it plans to pass the legislation Wednesday and then leave town, forcing the Senate to forego its attempt to pass a long-term highway bill before the August recess.

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EPA to hold public hearings on upcoming fuel economy, emissions regs; comment period extended

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation has announced public hearings for Phase II of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

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CSA-reforming highway bill hits roadblock, still could pass Senate this week

Congress is now days away from the latest expiration of U.S. highway funds, and lawmakers must come to an agreement on how to proceed: The Senate’s long-term measure or the House’s short-term measure.

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‘Operation Truck Stop’ enforcement effort targets off-toll-road traffic in Northern Indiana

Of the recent enforcement blitz in northern Indiana, one trucker asks: Just another way to move more truckers to the Indiana Toll Road?

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Sleep apnea twilight zone in California: The strange trials of Greg Price

Price's story illustrates that when faced with a bureaucratic mistake, followed quite clearly by bureaucratic insolence, persistence for what is right and correct and true can ultimately win the day.

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Senate highway bill that would remove CSA scores moves step closer to passage, House hesitant

The six-year DRIVE Act would remove from public view major chunks of FMCSA's CSA carrier ranking program. It would also map out highway funding for six years. The House, however, has signaled it's not ready to take up the bill just yet.

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Comment period open for rule on truck fuel economy, emissions standards

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation published a proposed rule on the Federal Register on Monday, July 13, for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

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Fleet again ordered to pay $20k to a driver who was sick, refused to drive

A trucking company has been ordered by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay $20,000 in punitive damages and $354 to a driver after suspending the driver for refusing to drive for feeling ill.

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