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FMCSA extends comment periods on hours changes for ag haulers, personal conveyance guidance

FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposal to expand ag haulers’ hours of service exemption, along with its proposal to slightly alter personal conveyance guidance, mostly for straight ...
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Propane fleet, tow truck drivers seek ELD exemptions

The Towing and Recovery Association of America is seeking an exemption from the ELD mandate on behalf of tow truck drivers, along with 75-truck fleet STC Inc., which hauls propane ...

Change in securement protocol sought by ATA on behalf of certain ag haulers

ATA’s Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference is petitioning FMCSA for an exemption from securement regulations to allow certain agriculture commodities haulers to secure loads differently from what is allowed by ...

Oilfield operators, trash haulers petition FMCSA for ELD exemption

Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services, oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Association of Energy Service Companies, which includes well service rig ...

OOIDA, FMCSA offer oral arguments in case over sleep apnea guidance

Attorneys for OOIDA and the DOT went head to head in court last month, with OOIDA claiming the DOT violated federal law by tucking a sleep apnea provision into a ...

OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers

The committee will examine the impact of regulations and explore ways to alleviate their impact on small trucking companies.

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.

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 ...