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Fireworks haulers want small expansion of 14-hour rule reprieve

The American Pyrotechnics Association, which last year was granted an exemption from the federal 14-hour on-duty rules for its 51 member companies for the Independence Day holiday period, is seeking ...
McLeod Software releases latest version of LoadMaster, PowerBroker systems

McLeod Software releases latest version of LoadMaster, PowerBroker systems

McLeod Software announced the release of version 17.1 of its LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker management systems for asset and non-asset transportation companies.
FMCSA renews metal coil securement regs exemption

FMCSA renews metal coil securement regs exemption

The exemption allows carriers to secure metal coils with timbers at least 4 inches by 4 inches at the foremost and rearmost coils, as well as a single tiedown on ...
Carriers say delays in driver medical certifications are top issue with registry rule

Carriers say delays in driver medical certifications are top issue with registry rule

The survey found that 5.9 percent of drivers who participated were not issued their medical certificate on the day of their exam, with the primary reason being that more testing ...
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Concrete pump drivers get 30-minute rest break exemption

Concrete pump drivers get 30-minute rest break exemption

The exemption says ACPA represents more than 600 companies with more than 7,000 workers nationwide, many of which operate intrastate and are not covered under the exemption. ACPA says it ...
Truck renting association seeks ELD exemption for short-term rentals

Truck renting association seeks ELD exemption for short-term rentals

The group says it supports the ELD rule and that many drivers who rent trucks will use ELDs, it is unlikely that the driver’s ELD will communicate properly with the ...
TransComply launches database of carriers operating in compliance with new food hauling regs

TransComply launches database of carriers operating in compliance with new food hauling regs

TransComply started the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol (UFSTP) to help simplify the new FDA requirements for motor carriers hauling food for fleets of all sizes. Participation in the UFSTP ...
Trump order prompts FMCSA to further delay effective date of rule setting national driver training standards
ATA president: Trump gives trucking an opportunity to do 'amazing things'

ATA president: Trump gives trucking an opportunity to do ‘amazing things’

At the Omnitracs Outlook user conference on Feb. 27, Chris Spear, president of the American Trucking Associations, described President Trump as “pretty much a freelancer” with an agenda that is ...

Trump orders federal agencies to develop task forces to remove regulations

Trump directed all federal agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to establish a team to evaluate existing regs and make recommendations about regulations that need “repeal, replacement or ...

Trump’s two-for-one regs order challenged in court, partially over truck safety and emissions regs

A lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday seeks to block a recent order from President Trump directing federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for each new one enacted. Plaintiffs ...
Driver training org: Trump delay won’t affect rule, FMCSA may add behind-the-wheel minimum later

Driver training org: Trump delay won’t affect rule, FMCSA may add behind-the-wheel minimum later

Recent hurdles aside, the rule likely will remain as-is through its 2020 implementation date, says CVTA President Don Lefeve. Data derived after the rule is implemented could lead FMCSA to ...
5 trucking takeaways from Trump's first two weeks
Trump’s regulatory policies likely the end for speed limiter mandate