In its long-awaited field study on the current hours rule, FMCSA has concluded that the two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. period requirements of the 34-hour restart provisions of the rule cause truck operators to drive safer and be better rested.
A federal appeals court has dismissed the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's request for review of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's enforcement policies regarding driver fatigue.
Truck owners have until Friday, Jan. 31, to report to California "good faith" efforts to comply with the state's emissions regs that require older trucks to be retrofitted with particulate matter filters to operate in compliance.
Even though CSA turned three in December, truck drivers and even enforcers still don't know what they should about the program and how it works, according to an ATRI study.
The president made brief mentions of infrastructure funding and increasing use of natural gas in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but trucking industry reps say he could have been more specific regarding funding.
ATD chair: Truck dealers need to work to battle ‘over regulation’ like fuel economy, emissions standards
Truck dealers must work with their legislators to battle over-regulation in the form of fuel economy standards and federal emissions standards, said Dick Witcher, outgoing chairman of the American Truck Dealers.
A rule that would implement a driver database detailing drivers' history of failed drug and alcohol test has been approved by the White House. The rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices still hasn't been cleared.
Joining propane haulers in the Midwest and Eastern regions, propane haulers in the South are now temporarily exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations in light of cold temperatures and propane shortages around the country.
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