Regulations

J.J. Keller e-log system updated to reflect restart change

The recent enforcement suspension of the 34-hour restart restrictions has been incorporated into J. J. Keller’s Encompass E-Log system, the company announced.

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Speed limiter mandate rule expected to see action soon, carrier scoring rule still months away

The DOT stuck with its projected June publication date of a Safety Fitness Determination rule in its latest rulemakings update, and it still expects to send a speed limiter mandate proposal to the White House for approval early next month.

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FMCSA opens border: Mexican carriers will be allowed to apply for U.S. operating authority

The move comes less than three months after the end of the agency's cross-border pilot program, that data from which has been questioned by the DOT Inspector General.

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Hours regs starting to ‘look like the tax code’

"Pretty soon our HOS rules are going to look like the tax code." --Tom Strese, commenting on news of another niche exemption request from the 30-minute break.

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Bee haulers become the latest to ask for exemption to hours rules

The 30-minute break — especially in hot weather — puts bees in danger, bee haulers say.

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Does federal law exempt truckers from certain state labor laws? Supreme Court could decide

The Federal Aviation Administration Act of 1994 — which explicitly says federal law preempts state laws in such circumstances — could face a challenge in the country’s highest court this year, as Penske Logistics has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower court’s decision.

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PeopleNet updates e-log software to reflect suspension of restart regs

Electronic logging hardware and software provider PeopleNet announced last week it has updated its eDriver application to reflect the reversion to enforcement of pre-July 2013 rules governing the use and scope of a 34-hour restart.

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Brake inspection blitz places 16.2% of vehicles out of service, up from 2013 rate

The percentage of vehicles placed out of service in 2014 jumped a few points from 2013’s record-low of 13.5 percent, but the percentage comes from a smaller sample size.

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

Random drug testing of truckers to continue at 50 percent rate

Random drug testing rates for truck operators will remain at 50 percent, FMCSA announced recently.

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Indiana’s vanishing clean inspections, further speed scrutiny

Indiana ranks No. 5 nationwide for the smallest percentage of clean inspections.

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