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ATA to support tax reform, sound changes to trade policy

After a regulatory win on hours of service reform and protecting the electronic logging device mandate from several court cases and legislative challenges, Chris Spear, president of the American Trucking ...

C.R. England gets waiver extension for pre-CDL drivers

C.R. England drivers who have passed the CDL skills test but not yet returned to their home state to obtain their CDL can continue to operate as team drivers rather ...

Trucking in aerospace: fleets look beyond compliance to increase safety

The trucking industry has made big strides in safety but the trends are now moving in the wrong direction. At least one company, Fleetworthy, has a strategy to reverse that ...

FDA offering training to meet requirements of new food-hauling regs

FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule requires training that provides awareness of potential food safety problems, basic sanitary practices and carrier responsibilities.

Fuel hauling group seeks reprieve from 30-minute break requirement for some drivers

The exemption requested by the National Tank Truck Carriers would allow drivers hauling petroleum-based fuels to use 30 minutes of time attending the load to satisfy the 30-minute break requirement.
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DOT eyes changes to auto hauler definition

Defining the high-mount combination as an automobile transporter would trigger the use of the same length allowances that currently apply to a traditional automobile transporter.

FMCSA board to review waiver criteria for drivers on anti-seizure meds

The board will review whether it should consider measures to change or remove the need for such drivers to seek approval from their medical examiner. 

YRC wants reprieve from certain ELD mandate provisions

YRC Worldwide is following in UPS’ footsteps and requesting a temporary exemption from certain provisions in the ELD mandate, including an exemption to allow the company to purchase new trucks ...

Construction group seeks hours exemptions for asphalt haulers

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has requested an exemption to allow asphalt mixture hauling drivers to use on-duty waiting time to satisfy the 30-minute rest break requirement, and an exemption ...

Hours regs suspended in Oregon, Washington for wildfire relief haulers

I-84 is closed in Oregon in both directions between milemarker 17 in Troutdale and milemarker 62 at Hood River, according to the Oregon DOT.

CCJ Innovator: Oakley Transport takes the lead in food safety management, quality

Oakley Transport’s quality initiatives redefine food transportation excellence.

Top Senate Democrat calls on FMCSA to resume sleep apnea rulemaking

The Senate’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, has asked the U.S. DOT to “immediately reverse course” on its recent decision to withdraw a rule that would have set sleep ...
The entry-level driver training NPRM is projected to clear OMB Dec. 18 and be published in the Federal Register Dec. 28.

FMCSA: States can take out-of-state CLP applications of any potential trucker

FMCSA is issuing regulatory guidance to clarify that states can choose to accept out-of-state commercial learner’s permit (CLP) applications and administer the general knowledge test to any out-of-state applicants, not ...