Regulations

California delaying enforcement of retrofit deadline for truck owners

California will delay enforcement of the next retrofit deadline for truckers who report certain efforts toward compliance by Jan. 31.

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Owner-operator testifies to Congress on damaging effects of new hours provisions

Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.

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FMCSA’s Ferro defends hours rule, says agency won’t undo it

Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.

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OOIDA survey latest to show hours-of-service rules cut pay, increase driver fatigue

A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling more fatigued since the new rules took effect.

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Increased federal weight limits: Voices against

Cary Goodman, Dan Gerster weigh in -- no pun intended -- on the notion of increasing federal weight limits to 97,000 lbs. with the addition of a third trailer axle. What do you think?

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Agency needs to justify hours rule that’s ‘purely ideological,’ congressman says

Overdrive had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), who's been backing a delay of the new hours rule since July, about the upcoming House hearing on hours of service rules.

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Drivers need more professional discretion: Voices on the hours changes

In this Voices-series podcast, operators weigh in further on the hours changes as a House subcommittee hearing looms Nov. 21. Call 530-40-VOICE, 530-408-6423, to weigh on these and other issues.

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More than 50% of drivers report at least 5% pay drop due to hours of service rules, ATRI reports

More than half of driver respondents in a recent study say that the July 1 hours of service rule change has decreased their pay by 5 percent or more.

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Bon voyage — a final word on leaving trucking

Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."

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Comments sought on latest Mexican cross-border carrier applicant

Those interested in commenting on Road Machinery’s Pre-Authorization Safety Audit must include the notice’s Federal Docket Management System No., FMCSA-2011-0097.

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