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FMCSA reinstates recently-revoked ELD
The CI ELD Logs device was reinstated to FMCSA's 'registered devices' list after being removed Dec. 1. Also: FTR hosting 2024 market outlook webinar; Averitt delivers MoonPies to soldiers; Indiana Kenworth dealership relocates, expands.
December 11, 2023
Bill intro'd to ease credentialing process for TWIC, hazmat endorsements
The bill would allow workers seeking multiple TSA-managed credentials to apply existing valid background checks to multiple programs. Also: DAT launches new fuel card for fleets; Ex-Guard grille guards and their fuel economy impact.
December 8, 2023
FMCSA's Hutcheson updates enforcement policy on sexual assault
FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson made it clear on Thursday that if a CDL holder uses a commercial truck in the act of sexual assault, they'll lose their CDL for a period of time.
December 7, 2023
Florida wants waiver from certain CDL skills testing regs
The state seeks a waiver from the regulation requiring the three-part CDL skills test to be administered and successfully completed in a certain order. Also: Mack, Volvo trucks recalled; new power inverter option for Mack, Volvo sleepers.
December 5, 2023
10 ELDs removed from FMCSA's 'Registered Devices' list
Drivers who use the revoked ELDs must stop using the devices and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours-of-service data and replace the revoked ELDs with a compliant device before Jan. 30, 2024.
December 1, 2023
Massachusetts lawmakers propose 'rolling stock' tax exemptions
Using a rolling stock tax exemption, truck buyers and owners in certain states can save when buying equipment and parts. Also: Werner drivers deliver U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree; Tim Hortons gets first two Volvo VNR Electric trucks.
December 1, 2023
Connecticut scraps plan to ban ICE vehicles
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont had very little legislative support.
November 29, 2023
Trucking Ponzi scheme nets prison time for fleet owner
Franklin Ray will serve over 17 years in prison for multiple fraud schemes, including a $40 million Ponzi scheme and two COVID-19 loan fraud schemes. Also: Guilty plea in emissions "delete" scheme; Bruckners opens new locations.
November 30, 2023
Trucking and regulations
The fundamental arguments regarding regulations always seem based on three pillars: profits, jobs and lives.
November 27, 2023
CARB rules impacting fleet engine choices
Motor carriers and other truck operators will see changes year by year in which engine models they can buy to operate in the Golden State.
November 23, 2023
AB 5's latest: Why interstate trucking should be exempt
A long-overdue hearing in federal court last week featured OOIDA and the California Trucking Association arguing the detrimental impacts on interstate commerce of California's law that effectively bans the leased owner-operator model in the state.
November 22, 2023
Speed limiters on cars? NTSB makes recommendation
As FMCSA explores a speed limiter mandate for trucks, the NTSB is recommending them for cars, too. Also: CVSA set to host Human Trafficking Awareness Initiatives in 2024; RK Logistics opens new logistics center in Michigan.
November 20, 2023
California files petition with FMCSA for waiver to enforce meal and rest break laws
FMCSA has previously ruled that the state's meal and rest break rules are preempted by federal hours of service regs. Also: Indiana propane haulers get HOS relief; NMFTA names new board chair; autonomous trucking pilot in Germany.
November 16, 2023
FMCSA tightens screws on brokers who 'do not intend to pay' carriers: Final rule
The agency said its changes to the broker regulations are intended to reduce freight fraud by "limiting the time brokers can continue to accrue claims" before their authority is suspended, among other changes to broker/forwarder and surety/trust regs.
November 15, 2023
Safety & Compliance
GAO recommendations would improve motor carrier safety
Recommendations to the FMCSA pertaining to its National Consumer Complaint Database could help improve its response to safety concerns and improve transparency and collaboration with industry partners.
November 15, 2023
Lawmakers intro bill guaranteeing truck driver overtime pay
Removal of the overtime exemption was included as a suggested priority action for the Department of Transportation in its Supply Chain Assessment of the Transportation Industrial Base last year.
November 10, 2023
Can a mileage-based user fee replace fuel taxes?
Fuel taxes are the primary funding source for America’s Highway Trust Fund, but that's no longer meeting infrastructure funding needs. The Eastern Transportation Coalition is bringing trucking's voice to the table in exploring a mileage-based fee.
November 10, 2023
Highway safety Senate hearing highlights truck parking shortage
A Senate subcommittee discussed Tuesday the truck parking shortage, speed limiters and more. Meanwhile, trucking orgs and others penned a letter to Senators urging passage of truck parking legislation. Also: New ADAS features on Kenworth T680s; more.
November 9, 2023
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DHL workers strike at key North American hub
Teamsters Local 100 loads and unloads airplanes at the company's largest and busiest logistics hub in North America.
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Teamsters call for strike at one of DHL's largest and busiest logistics hubs
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