Regulations

Sandy: DOT waiving regs, leading fuel delivery

In an effort to alleviate a fuel shortage in the region, FMCSA is leading a fuel transporting team into areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Monday round-up: Twisted traffic light, missing person, CSA No. 1 concern

Imagine pulling up to a 75-signal traffic light -- would you ignore it? And: CSA is increasingly under fire from the industry, more on a missing Oklahoma teenager.

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A familiar Montana state senate candidate — broker Dan Metully

Metully, of TFI Logistics and TransportWatch.com, holds pride as a Montanan, with the state at the fore of challenges to the explosion of corporate campaign spending. Also: how the broker bond minimum increase will impact his business.

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VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

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Hours rule suspended for Sandy relief effort

Trucks carrying emergency-related materials to and in states affected by Hurricane Sandy are exempt from the federal hours of service rules effective Monday

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Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

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FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

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VIDEO: Time is now to improve drivers’ situation

An excerpt from Trans Products regulatory manager Richard Wilson's address at the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Brake inspections place 3,248 trucks out of service

Of the 21,255 trucks inspected in mid-September as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, 15.3 percent were placed out of service.

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What do you think of GPS systems?

That's what the American Transportation Research Institute wants to find out, and they're soliciting feedback from both drivers and carriers.

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