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CVSA petitions for more time to comment on AEB mandate proposal
CVSA asked for an additional 30 days to comment on the joint proposal from FMCSA and NHTSA that would mandate automatic emergency braking systems on heavy trucks. Also: Averitt launches new video safety campaign; Werner driver surpasses 5M miles.
August 14, 2023
FMCSA opens door for California, Washington to challenge its Trump-era meal-and-rest-break preemptions
FMCSA previously determined the states' Meal and Rest Break (MRB) rules were preempted by federal HOS regulations. Now, the agency is laying the groundwork for waivers from the preemption. Teamsters applauded the move, as other orgs pledged to fight it.
August 11, 2023
Congress floats third effort to block speed limiter mandate
A bill introduced in the Senate would block FMCSA from mandating speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks. Also: Flatbedder PGT Trucking running lane with BEV for steel manufacturer; nominations open for Influential Woman in Trucking award.
August 3, 2023
Bill to block bans of internal combustion engines advances
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed a bill last week to block attempts to eliminate the sale of vehicles with traditional engines. Also: TForce Teamsters ratify new contract; Volvo recalls 55K trucks; Peterbilt, Kenworth, Mack recalls.
August 1, 2023
Senate bill would implement carrier selection standards
The bill would require shippers and brokers to verify that carriers meet insurance and safety requirements before contracting freight to them. Also: Platform Science and Uptake partner to expand predictive maintenance offerings.
July 31, 2023
Heartland Express, subsidiaries petition FMCSA for training regs exemption
Heartland, Millis Transfer and CFI seek a waiver from the two-year experience requirement for behind-the-wheel trainers. Also: Clean Freight Coalition meets with government officials; WOTAB meeting next month; Estes opens new terminal.
July 28, 2023
Nation's largest electric commercial truck charging depot opens in California
The site features 13 dual-cord CCS 360KW chargers with the ability to charge 26 trucks. Also: CARB seeks input on zero emission regs; Point Pickup, PICKUP Now merging to create force in last-mile delivery; Atlas Van Lines names new VP
July 27, 2023
Side underride guards the costliest trucking mandate ever?
As NHTSA considers a mandate for side-underride guards on new trailers, small-biz truckers voice cost, operational and safety concerns. Advancing any mandate, OOIDA contended, would ignore longstanding worry left unaddressed over many years.
July 26, 2023
CTA's Shimoda: Start working on CARB regulation requirements now
“This is going to be a little bit of a moving target for the time being," says Chris Shimoda, California Trucking Association. “But I would not recommend sticking your head in the sand. It’s going to happen.”
July 19, 2023
Lawmakers ask EPA to reconsider Phase 3 emissions regs
A letter from bipartisan members of Congress raises concerns over the costs to businesses of EPA's latest rulemaking. Also: Nikola's Phoenix Hydrogen Hub project acquired; Schneider names new board member.
July 21, 2023
Speed limiter block, under-21 pilot changes included in funding bill
The House THUD Subcommittee approved an appropriations bill that includes provisions to block a speed limiter mandate, along with changes to the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program. Also: Bosch begins volume production of hydrogen fuel cell power modules.
July 17, 2023
FMCSA continuing crackdown on HHG moving fraud
FMCSA recently conducted an enforcement sweep on HHG schemes, resulting in more than 60 enforcement actions. Also: OOIDA voices concerns over PRO Act; two more fleets added to electric Run on Less campaign; new used truck dealers in Illinois, Indiana.
July 13, 2023
Safety & Compliance
Carriers should get to make the call on underride guards
NHTSA has proposed a rule that would require trailers be equipped with side underride guards to save lives, but the efficacy of underride guards diminish the higher the speed, and crashes at high speed are when the majority of fatalities occur.
July 12, 2023
IIHS, Travelers: Truck safety improving but there's still work to be done
While the fatality rate has dropped substantially for those involved in passenger vehicle collisions with large trucks, troubling factors like distracted driving, ineffective impact guards and inconsistent maintenance practices need to be addressed.
July 11, 2023
CARB, truck and engine OEMs enter partnership to meet clean air goals
CARB will align with EPA’s 2027 regulations for nitrogen oxide emissions and commits to providing no less than four years of lead time and at least three years of regulatory stability before imposing new requirements.
July 6, 2023
Fleets file lawsuit against state over new emissions standard
Five petitioners, including two trucking fleets, have filed a complaint to stop California's emissions standards from being enforced in Pennsylvania.
July 7, 2023
FMCSA, NHTSA begin accepting comments on automatic emergency braking proposal
The agencies are proposing to mandate the tech on trucks with a GVWR greater than 10,000 pounds. Also: Trucker's request for more flexible split-sleeper options denied; nine Arkansas drivers, two techs going to national competitions; more.
July 7, 2023
Safety & Compliance
CVSA expert sheds light on cross-border operations
CVSA is developing a learning management course for cross-border travel that outlines the differences between Canada and the U.S.’s hours of service to help motor carrier educate their drivers to prevent eRODS violations.
July 4, 2023
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California governor spikes driverless trucking ban
Gov. Gavin Newsom said AB 316 was unnecessary for the regulation and oversight of heavy-duty autonomous vehicle technology in California, as existing law provides sufficient authority to create the appropriate regulatory framework.
Low diesel fuel inventories, volatile pricing likely to boost carrier exits
Teamsters call for investigation of Yellow bankruptcy
Parts and labor costs begin to show improvement
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