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Thursday, November 05, 2015

In mid-September, the much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices was pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation. But while October has now come and gone, the situation regarding the final ELD rule remains the same in that nothing has been issued. But according to a research note issued by Jason Seidl, transportation analyst at Cowen and Company, the ELD implementation rule may be issued by mid-November.
Posted on 11/05 at 08:28 AM

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Our top trucking correspondent examines the daunting regulatory hurdles facing trucking—and gives shippers a clearer picture of what they can expect in terms of rates and capacity based on the cumulative effects.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:00 PM
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Monday, December 15, 2014

The biggest issue for transport in 2015 is funding for Interstate highways. That current funding will expire in May after a stop-gap nine-month continuing resolution expires. Whether the new Congress has the gumption to tackle the sticky problem of how to pay for much-needed highway and bridge reconstruction is an open question, however.
Posted on 12/15 at 10:31 AM
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A report issued this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for various changes to the much maligned Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.
Posted on 02/04 at 05:11 AM

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.
Posted on 03/26 at 10:43 AM
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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.
Posted on 08/01 at 10:55 AM
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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.
Posted on 02/03 at 02:52 PM
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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

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