Regulations

ATD: Bill that would exempt gliders from emissions regs likely won’t pass

Debate over the Confederate flag had a bill that would have exempted glider kits from upcoming emissions regs pulled from the House floor.

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Rule to require electronic logging devices expected to proceed this month

A federal rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices by truck operators is scheduled to make its next move toward implementation this month, according to a recent report issued by the DOT.

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Household goods movers denied requested exemption of 14-hour cap

The groups sought exemption of the 14-hour limit placed on drivers’ on-duty time, saying drivers who are delayed making deliveries at residences could need to drive beyond the 14th hour to move the truck to a secure location for overnight parking.

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EPA sues Navistar, claims company failed to comply with federal emissions standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed suit against Navistar International Corp. Wednesday, July 15, claiming the truck maker violated the Clean Air Act with engines built and installed in International trucks in 2009 and 2010.

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Big CSA reform highlights Senate highway bill that moves closer to passage

A Senate committee stamped approval on a package that would remove CSA’s carrier percentile rankings from public view, allow some under-21 CDL holders to operate interstate and allow carriers to use hair tests for driver drug screening.

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Judge dismisses most of OOIDA lawsuit against CARB, transfers owner-op’s claim

The federal judge overseeing the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit challenging California emissions standards has again dismissed most of the owner-driver advocacy group’s litigation.

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Senate takes up trucking regulatory package, would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 interstate drivers

Changes to driver drug testing rules, allowance of under-21 interstate drivers and removal of CSA scores from public view are all included, among other provisions.

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POLL: Where do you stand on the proposed e-log mandate?

Has your view -- opposed, in favor, neutral -- of the electronic-log mandate proposed by FMCSA changed in recent times? If so or if not, weigh in with your view on the mandate in this poll.

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

Hourly driver pay, insurance increase part of Senator’s truck safety bill

A bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would if passed require employers to pay truck operators for all hours worked, rather than solely per-mile pay, and double the minimum amount of liability insurance required to be held by motor carriers.

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House bill would protect glider kits from upcoming emissions regulations

The U.S. House this week added an amendment to a government funding bill that would keep glider kits exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently unveiled Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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