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4. Political climate in Washington (7.5%)

The bipartisan rancor in Washington 
hit a low point in October when the government shut down over funding for the Affordable Care Act. The deal that ultimately got the government ...

Rulemaking 101: The process behind FMCSA’s regulatory agenda

Ever wondered what exactly the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's rulemaking process actually is? Here's a quick guide detailing how trucking regulations moves through the regulatory process.

Comment period extended for FHWA truck weight study

What are the consequences of changing truck weight limits on federal highways? Congress wants to know, and the Federal Highway Administration has extended the deadline and comment period on a ...
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FMCSA proposes easing driving experience requirement for vision exemption for drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed either shortening or eliminating the amount of driving experience needed for truck drivers to obtain an exemption to drive with vision deficiency, ...

Economist says new regs ‘will be game-changers’

Trucking faces the largest concentration of regulatory changes in its history beginning next year, economist Eric Starks said Wednesday.

Regulation Rage

General Motors last week announced it is recalling 18,941 Chevrolet Camaros for violating Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 208 – a statute that regulates Occupant Crash Protection. The problem? The air ...

Self-driving planes, trains, trucks will lead supply chain redesign

Are robo-trucks already taking drivers off the road? It’s a possibility, though an indirect one, suggests Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. And ...

Public trust, not technology, is barrier to self-driving trucks

Truck drivers shouldn’t worry too much about losing their jobs to robots just yet, according to at least one truck safety technology expert. Fully autonomous trucks are several technology leaps ...

Freight panel ‘kicks the can’ on funding decisions

A House panel that spent six months assessing the nation’s freight transportation needs has unanimously decided the U.S. should spend more, but made no specific recommendations as to where any ...

CSA, HOS still h-o-t at ATA MC&E

The French have a fancy way of saying it, but the trucking industry is living it: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Follow the money: Tracking trucking’s friends, opponents in Congress

Now that Congress has averted – or at least rescheduled – a couple of crises of their own doing, they can focus on routine things like running the country. A ...