Regulations

North Dakota contemplating 80-mph speed limit

How fast is fast enough? Revisiting the question in light of a potential boost in speed limits to 80 mph in North Dakota, and more on Trump's two-for-one out/in regulatory order ...

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PTDI, others: A behind-the-wheel minimum is ‘critical’ for effective training rule

Just why did FMCSA exclude a behind-the-wheel minimum from its entry level training rule? Answers explored here, with views from another call for the agency to reconsider the rule to include a BTW minimum.

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POLL: Does the Entry Level Driver Training rule need a behind-the-wheel minimum?

FMCSA's removal of the behind-the-wheel minimum number of hours in their proposed pre-CDL training rule has caused a stir among drivers, training organizations and others. What's your view on the rule and whether that minimum (or another) should be included?

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Trump’s halt on regulations the ‘death knell’ for truck speed limiter rule

Trump's regulatory reluctance -- and a recent memo to federal agencies ordering them to halt new regulations -- could be the end of the U.S. DOT's quest to require speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks.

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Senate confirms Chao to head DOT under Trump

Chao told a Senate panel earlier this month her three main goals as head of the U.S. DOT will be to bolster infrastructure funding, bridge the divide over rural and urban transportation need and find better balance between federal regulations and concerns of businesses regulated by the DOT.

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Per Trump order, FMCSA delays new driver training rule

Prompted by a Jan. 20 order issued by President Trump, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a notice Feb. 1 officially delaying the effective date of a new rule establishing national truck driver training standards.

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Trump calls on agencies to remove two regulations for every new one

President Trump in his second full week in office continues his crusade against new and existing federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies to eliminate two “prior regulations” for “every new regulation issued.”

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DOT wants to start testing truckers for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids

The Department of Transportation this week proposed adding four commonly abused opioids to the list of drugs that drivers must be screened for in urine analysis tests.

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DOT Secretary nominee Chao in line for seven-figure Wells Fargo cashout upon assuming DOT job

Elaine Chao is in line for what could be a multi-million-dollar payout from Wells Fargo should she be confirmed as the U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, according to her financial disclosure form filed with the U.S. Senate and reports of her Wells Fargo stock’s value.

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Transportation unions look to delay carriers’ driver drug testing request

The Transportation Trades Department, part of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), has requested an extra 60 days to comment on the request beyond the current Feb. 21 deadline.

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