Regulations

ELD maker launches petition to add 14-hour flexibility, presents data on detention and race-the-clock dynamics

KeepTruckin's petition has a goal of garnering 10,000 signatures, and it believes their data shows hard evidence of the hurry-up effect of undue dock delays. It could provide evidence of "race-the-clock" dynamics many operators have long suspected as part-and-parcel of the 14-hour rule/ELD/dock-delay combination.

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Carriers’ ‘magic eraser’ role in compounding uncompensated-detention issue: Rico Muhammad on the e-log shift

As a trade-off for the ultimate hassle of mandated e-logs, in this Overdrive Radio podcast Muhammad's hopeful owner-operators can both individually and collectively use the change as a cudgel to their advantage when dealing with brokers, shippers, receivers ... anyone who would insist on wasting drivers' time.

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Intermodal fleet gets log-keeping exemption

Rail Delivery Services has been granted an exemption that allows its drivers who occasionally work more than 12 hours in a day to utilize the 100 air-mile radius logbook exemption.

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Fatigue’s fast track — regulations: Are fatigue-monitoring systems destined to upend hours-based regulations?

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DOT adding four opioids to drug testing panel for truckers

New drugs that drivers will be tested for include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone. The drugs are usually taken as pills. According to the CDC, opioid abuse has seen a dramatic increase in recent years.

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EPA officially proposes killing regs that threatened glider kit trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon publish a rulemaking intended to exempt glider kit trucks from the sweeping Phase 2 emissions standards enacted by the Obama Administration in 2016, bringing relief to a segment of vehicle makers that said the emissions standards would kill their businesses.

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Texas rep Babin requests ELD delay directly from Trump, grassroots group launches letter-writing campaign

The Texas representative who has been the principal sponsor of the H.R. 3282 ELD Extension Act of 2017 two-year ELD mandate delay has written a letter requesting President Trump issue an executive order to delay the December 18 mandate enforcement deadline at least until April Fool's Day next year.

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Round-up: Meme-ing the ELD mandate w/ Ind. enforcement, Hoosier toll plan floated with study

In which the state of Indiana conducts a study of the revenue-producing effect of tolling most every Hoosier interstate. And an enforcement rep shares a personal opinion on ELDs that will sound pretty familiar, among plentiful e-log memes ...

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Trump FMCSA nom Martinez approved by committee, confirmation heads to full Senate

Martinez testified in a confirmation hearing last week before the Senate committee, telling the Senate panel he intends to uphold the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the ELD mandate and to institute data-driven reforms to the CSA program.

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E-log antipathy ‘not all about the money’: Readers respond ‘around the dunk tank’ to Wes Memphis’ latest

The pseudonymous Memphis noted his Friday positing of the possibility of a "new golden age of trucking" -- if imposed ELDs actually limit available hours in a fashion they aren't already limited post-December 18 toward substantially better rates, income (hardly a certainty) -- was "getting some good comments around the dunk tank." ...

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