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Owner-operators rail against hours-of-service rule in House hearing on federal regulations

The House Committee on Small Business heard Wednesday from owner-operators and small business truckers about federal regulations, specifically the ELD mandate and hours of service, and their impact on small trucking businesses.

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OOIDA requests ELD mandate exemption for small businesses with no at-fault crash history

If granted, the exemption would include only such situated carriers who "do not have a Carrier Safety Rating of 'Unsatisfactory,' and can document a proven history of safety performance with no attributable at-fault crashes,'"

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OOIDA’s annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign set for Nov. 13-17

Truckers for Troops raises money to pack and send care packages to military members stationed in combat zones. The program will also help veteran’s facilities on the home front, including those assisting or housing wounded, disabled or homeless service members.

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St. Christopher Truckers Fund offering free vaccine vouchers for drivers

Truckers can print the vouchers from the organization's website and take them to Kroger, The Little Clinic, Walgreen's or The Medicine Shoppe at White's Travel Center to receive the free vaccines.

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States object to OOIDA’s assertions that they can’t enforce ELD mandate

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Questions are being raised by state officials about the validity of a recent legal petition filed by OOIDA. Several states responded to note that, as far as they were concerned, their regulatory code was fully up to date, including the ELD mandate.

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OOIDA petitions FMCSA to withhold federal funding from 20 states for enforcement, including ELDs

The petition singles out 26 states that haven't as yet adopted the ELD mandate, while 20 of those are out of compliance with fed regs adoption rules in general, OOIDA says. The MCSAP program granted more than $65 million in funding to those 20 states last year.

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Human trafficking convicts would be barred for life from trucking under Senate bill

A bill introduced by the Senate’s Commerce Committee this week would permanently disqualify truck drivers from holding a CDL if they've been convicted of a human trafficking offense. The legislation part of a two-bill package aimed at combating human trafficking that occurs on U.S. roadways.

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Court sides with DOT in cross-border trucking case, allowing Mexican carriers to continue U.S. operation

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Teamsters Union challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking program. FMCSA in January 2015 opened the U.S. operating authority application process to all Mexican carriers, prompting the Teamsters’ court challenge.

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Trucker pay reform efforts at state level could be stymied by revival of Denham Amendment

Congress is again considering legislation that would block state-level efforts to dictate driver pay reforms and hours of service restrictions. The so-called Denham Amendment, first brought to the table by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) in 2015, seeks to reassert federal authority over hours of service regulations and the industry’s standard per-mile driver pay model.

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Between cynicism and hope: Readers, associations weigh in on ramifications of CSA study

While many readers were cynical about the entire project, associations from OOIDA to ATA were hopeful that the National Academies' CSA revision recommendations would be taken seriously by the FMCSA.

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