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Best of times? Regulatory changes offer both promise and peril

Truckers seem, by nature, to be cautious and skeptical. “We are in a bubble. Give it a couple of months, and it will pop,” said one member of the Randall-Reilly MarketPulse panel of senior for-hire ...

Omnitracs’ Norm Ellis shares key issues for compliance

In the midst of an ever-changing regulatory landscape, Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing at Omnitracs, Inc., gives some insights about the current state of the commercial transportation industry and tips on how ...

PeopleNet ushers in new era with Precision Mobility Platform, enhances oil & gas offerings

At its 11th annual user conference in San Antonio, Texas, PeopleNet offered attendees a glimpse at its new era of insight with its Precision Mobility Platform. The new technology combines fleet mobility solutions with precision ...

Agency publishes hours exemption application for DOD, livestock haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published in the Federal Register notices of application from the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Pork Producers Council asking the agency to exempt them from the ...

FMCSA ends 30-minute break enforcement for short haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion ...

Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Registration Now Open!

The Commercial vehicle Outlook Conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on August 20-21st. Registration is now open and a limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Dallas Omni Hotel, conveniently adjoining the conference hall. If convenience, sessions and networking aren’t enough, by attending CVOC you will also receive VIP access to the Great American Trucking Show. Click here to learn more about this event!

Hours-of-service rule upheld in court, save for breaks for short-haulers

A federal court Aug. 2  upheld all of the current hours-of-service rule, except the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul drivers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled to eliminate the break mandate, ...

House delays bill that could have undone hours rule

The House has pulled a transportation bill that could have potentially reversed the new hours of service rule that went into effect this month. The House reportedly may consider bringing the bill back to the floor ...

Electronic log mandate, driver clearinghouse still on agency’s 2013 agenda

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration still plans to publish an electronic onboard recorder (electronic logging device) rule this year that would require all truck drivers to use them. An update was provided this week in ...

Violations of new hours rules and their impact on CSA scores

The mandatory 30-minute break required by the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect at the beginning of the month will bring with it a severity weight of 7 in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...

Break requirement tops hours-of-service confusion so far

Trucking sources and state police say it is too soon after the July 1 effective date of hours-of-service regulation changes to know how enforcement is faring. States have 21 days to upload inspection data and ...

Trucking industry reps blast upcoming hours-of-service changes at House hearing

Trucking stakeholders representing fleets, owner-operators and the enforcement sector outlined shortcomings the new hours-of-service regulation at a House subcommittee hearing June 18, in which Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro defended the rules and ...

Congress to hear hours-of-service testimony June 18

Trucking representatives and federal officials will testify at the House highways and transit subcommittee committee hearing titled “Impacts of DOT’s Commercial Driver Hours of Service Regulations.” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne Ferro will offer ...

FMCSA waives hours rules for relief loads to Oklahoma

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has in response to the devastating tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City area this week lifted hours-of-service rules for drivers carrying loads or materials part of the relief effort ...

Congressional transportation leaders want hours-of-service rule delayed

Congressional transportation leaders have sent a letter to FMCSA requesting it postpone implementing the hours-of-service rule until after the ongoing lawsuit between ATA and the FMCSA has been resolved. On March 15, the American Trucking Associations ...

EOBR rule could come by September, says Ferro

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne Ferro said she expects a rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders to be proposed by September of this year. Ferro and other Department of Transportation administrators testified ...

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