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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Legislation geared to remove the industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws is rolled out by a bipartisan Senate due, and the arguments for an and against removing the railroads industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws remain the same.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
FMCSA officials said that these changes were based in part on public comments received from a preview of proposed changed to its Safety Management System (SMS) Web site.
Posted on 08/28 at 09:49 AM
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Trucking interests are back in court challenging the government’s latest attempt to reduce the hours a truck driver can legally work—and they are getting some help from some of the largest shippers in the nation.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Shortly after the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee rolled out its five-year, $260 billion federal transportation authorization, entitled the American Energy and Infrastructure Act, a key component of it centered around trucking productivity was stripped from the bill’s language during a markup session by the committee.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Truck size and weight is perhaps the most controversial measure included in the 600-page proposed highway bill that is currently being marked up by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Posted on 02/02 at 09:51 AM
Thursday, December 22, 2011
As expected, the final rule for truck drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS) was issued by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today. Industry experts maintain it will hinder trucking productivity and increase congestion and costs.
Posted on 12/22 at 02:04 PM
Air cargo operators are not required to comply within this rule, as it would be too costly compared to the benefits generated in this portion of the industry, according to the FAA.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A Bloomberg report indicates that many shippers are in favor of increased truck sizes and weights.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
In a filing with the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stated it will roll out its new proposed truck driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules within 30 days.
Posted on 11/30 at 12:54 PM
Friday, November 18, 2011
A top transportation economist is predicted “sustained growth” in trucking freight demand for this decade as the nation recovers from the Great Recession, a credit crisis, two wars and the 9/11 terrorist attacks marring the first decade of this century.
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