regulations

House committee to hear from small business truckers on regulatory burdens

The House's Small Business Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing featuring owner-operators and other small business truckers intended to examine the impact federal regulations have on small trucking companies and "explore ways to to provide regulatory relief to the industry."

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Hours regs suspended for certain drivers in New Hampshire

The emergency declaration states an emergency exists pertaining to the delivery of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, gasoline and food, as well as for the repair of utility outages.

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DOD weapons haulers’ 30-minute break exemption extended

The DOD's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has held the exemption since 2013 and requires continuous attendance and surveillance of its loads until they reach their final destination.

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DOT allows another major fleet to let pre-CDL operators drive team

FMCSA says opposition stated the CLP holders who had passed the CDL skills test were too inexperienced and are safer with CDL holders in the front seat. The agency argues that had the drivers been in their home state when they passed the skills test, they would have already obtained a CDL, and could drive on their own with no one in the truck with them.

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FDA launches training module for new food hauling regs

Individuals who complete the online training module will be able to obtain a certificate of completion from the website. Carriers are also required to maintain records documenting training to be presented to FDA upon request.

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DOT looking to expand auto hauler definition, seeks public comment

The Federal Highway Administration is considering expanding the definition of auto haulers to include high-mount tractor-trailers that are not able to haul vehicles on the tractor itself. These trucks would then fall under traditional auto hauler length restrictions.

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Group seeks 30-minute rest break exemption for certain fuel haulers

The group is asking FMCSA to allow the drivers to not observe the 30-minute break, as long as those 30 minutes are spent attending the load.

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FMCSA floats plan to reduce carrier registration fees for 2018, 2019

The reduction, FMCSA says, will range from approximately $7 to $6,700 per entity in 2018, and from approximately $3 to $3,400 in 2019, depending on the number of vehicles owned by the affected carriers.

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YRC becomes second mega-fleet to request exemption from certain ELD mandate provisions

The nation's fifth-largest fleet is asking FMCSA to allow it to phase in new trucks with AOBRDs after the cutoff date of Dec. 18, 2017, to replace trucks that had AOBRDs. The exemption request also seeks a reprieve to allow drivers to record their duty statuses differently in certain situations than the mandate allows.

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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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