Regulations

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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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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CRST asks FMCSA for split sleeper berth time allowance following recent exemption report

CRST Expedited, one of the largest carriers in the country, has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow some CRST drivers to use split sleeper berth time to satisfy their 10 off-duty hours.

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ELD mandate poised to begin two-year countdown

The latest U.S. Department of Transportation projection still shows a Sept. 30 release of the final rule that would require the vast majority of interstate carriers to use electronic logging devices. Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president, believes that date is reliable, given a prior projection had moved the date farther out, only to be followed by news that the rule had been sent for approvals to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and the ...

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OOIDA campaigning against speed limiter rule with online petition

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has posted an online petition against the DOT's upcoming rule to mandate use of speed limiters on heavy trucks.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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Oregon ups rural highway speeds

Oregon has increased speed limits on some rural highways, but has not altered the speed differential between cars and trucks.

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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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