Regulations

OOIDA considers further legal challenge to ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which filed the lawsuit in March, said it is disappointed, but looking ahead to continue challenging the rule.

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ELD mandate survives court challenge

A federal mandate requiring nearly all U.S. truck operators to use electronic logging devices to track duty status has been upheld in court, meaning the December 18, 2017, compliance date remains effective.

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Owner-operators have one more week to comment on DOT’s speed governor rule

Barring a late extension, owner-operators and other industry stakeholders have just a week left to offer formal feedback to the U.S. DOT regarding its proposal to electronically govern truck speeds.

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Some oversize/overweight haulers land exemption from 30-minute break requirement

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's main reasoning behind the exemption requests was the difficulty the drivers face finding parking for such large vehicles, which sometimes forces drivers to park on the shoulders of roads to comply with hours rules, the group says.

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Now, not later: Group wants FMCSA to allow drug testing of truckers via hair sample

The FAST Act highway bill passed last year opens the door for the agency to recognize hair tests in lieu of urine samples, but not until the Department of Health and Human Services creates guidelines for hair sample testing.

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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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Truckers with high BMI would be forced into apnea screening under FMCSA committee recommendations, drivers respond

The committees recommend FMCSA require certain truckers to be screened for sleep apnea based on their BMI and other risk factors. Truckers with a BMI of 33 or higher would also be subject to screening if they meet three other qualifiers, a list that includes being male and being older than 42 -- a large demographic among truckers.

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FMCSA gives states option to waive portion of CDL test for certain military truck drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued the two-year exemption that will go into effect Oct. 27 after the Missouri Department of Revenue requested the exemption earlier this year. The exemption effectively gives military truck drivers credit for their military training.

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Concrete haulers group seeks exemption from 30-minute break regs

The American Concrete Pumping Association’s exemption request would apply across the concrete pumping industry to all concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies and drivers who deliver, set up and operate concrete pumps across the U.S.

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Phase 2 emissions, fuel economy rule headed for year-end implementation

A final rule to establish new emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is expected to boost fuel economy on tractor-trailers by 25 percent.

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