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EOBR Saga Hits Another Snag in the US House

The debate over a governmental mandate calling for all commercial trucks to be equipped with Electronic On-Board Recorders ran into another obstacle recently when the House of Representatives approved a bill that would block funding for any such measure. The … Continue reading

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Senate Bill MAP-21 Pushes Trucking Safety Provisions

In a scaled-down transportation bill that targets $109 billion over two years, the U.S. Senate passed MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) by a vote of 74-22. With it comes a number of trucking safety provisions that … Continue reading

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ATA Suit Challenges FMCSA Hours-of-Service Reduction

The fight over how many hours per week truckers can be behind the wheel was brought to a federal appeals court on Tuesday, Feb. 14, when American Trucking Associations asked for a review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s … Continue reading

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Ferro Urges Stronger Trucking Legislation as Fatalities Soar 18% in 2010

With the revised Hours of Service ruling tied up in hearings, there’s grim news on U.S. trucking fatalities. An estimated 4,000 trucking-related deaths scarred our roads in 2010, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro, who revealed these … Continue reading

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New Trucking Technology Captures License Plates, Tracks HOS

Washington state trucking attorneys should take note of new automated license plate readers that help officers identify commercial drivers who are in violation of hours of service rules. The trucking technology automatically screens trucks passing Washington weigh stations for size, … Continue reading

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FMCSA Cracks Down on Unsafe Bus Companies

Unsafe bus lines are in the news again. As part of a nationwide effort to improve bus safety, North Carolina bus company ATA Trail received an immediate order to cease operations last week, after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Senator Tries to Block HOS Rule Change

And the fight about the proposed Hours of Service (HOS) rule change rages on in the Senate, state by state. This week, a New Hampshire Republican senator, Kelly Ayotte, filed an amendment to an appropriations bill, seeking to block the … Continue reading

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Teamsters, Safety Groups Support HOS Changes in Letter to President Obama

As the October 28 deadline nears for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to announce any Hours of Service rule changes for commercial truck drivers, the Teamsters Union and several public health and safety organizations have sent a letter to … Continue reading

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Hours of Service Rule Change Faces House Resistance

Republican members of the House Transportation committee have vowed to work “aggressively” to prevent changes in the current Hours-of-Service rules that would lead to shorter road hours for commercial truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering a … Continue reading

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HOS Rules Waived for Relief Trucks in 10 Storm-Struck States

Extreme weather has prompted governors to suspend hours-of-service rules for relief supply trucks in the following 10 states: Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia. Specifically, Hurricane Irene and Missouri River floods have … Continue reading

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