Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Boston’s hazmat daytime ban extended

The City of Boston is working under a 45-day extension of its daytime ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials. The federal government had just lifted the ban May 17 after city officials repeatedly failed to justify the ban as required by law. City officials had asked the government for a nine-month extension. Trucks hauling hazardous materials through Boston will be allowed to drive through only between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., which continues a restriction the city ...

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Boston’s hazmat daytime ban extended

The city is working under a 45-day extension of its daytime ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials.

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Research shows safer trucking

American Transportation Research Institute released a report concluding that trucking safety has improved since 2004.

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Boston hazmat restriction ends

Boston’s de facto daytime ban on hazardous material hauling within the city limits ended May 17.

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Suspension of hours rules extended

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its temporary lifting of HOS rules for haulers of some emergency supplies because of the oil spill.

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Ferro: Many ways to cut fatigue in crashes

Administrator said reduced fatigue could be accomplished through research, programs, events, education, and targeted outreach and intervention.

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LogBook

Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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A sure bet

No matter the economy, you can’t lose in the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas, where the free advice, equipment displays, job opportunities, regulatory updates and beautiful show trucks much more to owner-operators.

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Feature Article: Getting on board

Some owner-operators fear that electronic onboard recorders cost too much and invade their privacy. As EOBR use spreads, others are embracing them after discovering improved productivity, safety and record-keeping.

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Hours rules lifted for oil spill

Federal officials temporarily lifted hours-of-service rules for haulers of some emergency supplies to four southeast coastal states.

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