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.
Wisecracks and ideas on rates following the recent UT Global Supply Chain Institute's study on the new hours of service's economic impact, which noted companies along the supply chain should focus on efficiency rather than raise rates/pass along costs...
The International Window Film Association has filed an application for exemption with FMCSA to allow windows to the right and left of drivers to be tinted beyond current federal regulations.
Is trucking the easiest industry for regulators to pick on? Could be, writes OD Executive Editor Jack Roberts, who says politicians play to the public's fear of trucks to gain support from voters.
In the interest of maintaining good relationships with customers, a recent study of the hours of service rule change suggests that companies through the supply chain should not pass any increased costs on, but should instead look for ways to increase efficiency.
FMCSA has published a final rule expanding its ability to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of "egregious disregard" for compliance with federal safety rules. The rule will become effective Feb. 21.
In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.
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