Regulations

Speed limiter mandate: White House extends review period, pushing back publication date

The OMB, which must stamp approval on rules prior to their publication, has added a note to the status of the so-dubbed Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiter rule that says “review extended,” a change made Sept. 1.

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Societal benefits of speed limiters outweigh trucker safety, Canadian court rules

“The public benefits associated with improved highway safety exceed the detrimental effects on the truck drivers," a Canadian judge wrote in the court's majority opinion.

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EPA, DOT extend public comment period on Phase 2 emissions regulations proposal

Federal regulators have extended the public comment period for the recently proposed second phase of emissions regulations and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks, pushing the last day to comment two weeks to Oct. 1, 2015. Here's how to comment.

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Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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Greater simplicity needed for Phase 2 efficiency regs?

Steven Davenport to EPA at GATS: "If you ... don’t get the technology to what’s the simplest thing ... we don’t get the environmental benefit, because people will hold onto those old trucks."

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ATA rebutts Teamsters, other labor groups on drug testing changes, urges Congress to allow hair tests

The trucking industry lobbyist’s letter comes a week after the Teamsters, the transportation branch of the AFL-CIO, the ACLU and a coalition of 14 other labor advocacy groups called on Congress to remove the drug testing reform measure from the DRIVE Act highway bill, which passed the Senate last month.

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ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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Cummins Redefining Tour – Driver Reactions and Future Tour Dates

Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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Driver drug testing: Teamsters, other labor groups ask House to reject Senate changes

A coalition of labor advocacy groups has sent a letter to transportation-focused lawmakers in the House asking them to reject a recent Senate proposition that would allow trucking companies to use hair testing for driver drug screening.

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