Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Michigan plan would fund road repairs with fuel taxes

Michigan plan would fund road repairs with fuel taxes

LANSING, Mich. — Two state lawmakers are proposing higher taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel to raise money to repair Michigan's roads.

Vermont panel OKs crackdown on truck idling

Vermont panel OKs crackdown on truck idling

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont legislative committee approved a bill that would crack down on the idling of trucks, a measure that proponents say will reduce air pollution and health risks while saving businesses money.

Nussbaum launches re-designed of enhanced Web site

Nussbaum launches re-designed of enhanced Web site

NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois-based trucking company Nussbaum Transportation Services has announced the launch of its re-designed and enhanced Web site www.nussbaum.com.

On HOS: drivers cite lack of flexibility, unrealistic delivery schedules

On HOS: drivers cite lack of flexibility, unrealistic delivery schedules

Although many, if not most, drivers are unable to attend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s listening sessions around the country to get opinions on Hours of Service regulations, it doesn’t mean they aren’t making their opinions known. Most cited a need for flexibility, and the problem with having to meet unrealistic delivery schedules was also noted.

OOIDA: too many questions remain before a finalized texting ban

OOIDA: too many questions remain before a finalized texting ban

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s goals of combating distracted driving, but voiced concerns about the DOT’s actions today.

DOT bans texting while driving CMVs, rulemaking on other cell phone use coming by summertime

DOT bans texting while driving CMVs, rulemaking on other cell phone use coming by summertime

WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced federal guidance to expressly prohibit texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses. The prohibition is effective immediately and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Department to combat distracted driving since the Secretary convened a national summit on the issue last September.

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