Regulations

Diesel group: Clean diesel tech has lowered truck emissions to near-zero levels

According to a study released this month, emissions from diesel engines have been nearly eliminated by 2010 engine technolgoy — Selective Catalytic Reduction exhaust aftertreatment systems.

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Sleeper time flexibility study could be in works as ATA requests, FMCSA says it’s planning

FMCSA says it's planning a field study to gather more data on whether split sleeper berth time is an OK alternative for drivers. Separately, ATA proposed this week the agency conduct a 2-year pilot program to study split sleep.

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Agency extends comment period for CSA website changes per safety group request

FMCSA has extended the public comment period for proposed changes it plans to make to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System website to Jan. 21. Here's a look at some of the comments so far.

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E-log mandate rule could come next week, driver coercion rule in March

The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23.

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South Carolina port truckers must register for clean truck program before year’s end

After Dec. 31, the South Carolina Port Authority only will admit trucks registered in its Clean Truck Certification Program.

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CSA display-changes comment period ends Jan. 4

Few comments have been filed on the public docket surrounding FMCSA's CSA display changes; those from owner-operators have largely focused on bedrock data-quality issues.

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Another take on broker bond increase: TIA says impact on brokers, industry will be minimal

The dropping numbers of brokers in FMCSA's database doesn't tell the whole story, says a TIA rep, and the impact of the broker bond increase on the trucking industry will be minimal, he added.

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35% of brokers have authority revoked in bond increase measure, broker group says

In a number that's been increasing every day since Dec. 1, 7,561 freight brokers are now shut down due to their failure to comply with bond increase required by the MAP-21, says James Lamb, AIPBA president.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Log haulers in Oregon asking for exemption of hours rule break requirement

Timber haulers in Oregon are seeking an exemption to the 30-minute break required by the hours of service rule that went into effect July 1, saying environmental and seasonal restrictions already limit their ability to get logs to mills.

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CARB sued by OOIDA over retrofit filter requirement in emissions regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sued the California Air Resources Board over the agency's requirement that 2006 year-model and older trucks be retrofitted with a particulate matter filter to run in the state.

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