Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Nation
FMCSA wants approval to do a survey on safety of long CMV driver commutes

FMCSA wants approval to do a survey on safety of long CMV driver commutes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget for a survey about the amount of time a commercial vehicle operator should be allowed to commute to work.

House panel OKs two trucking-related anti-trafficking bills

House panel OKs two trucking-related anti-trafficking bills

WASHINGTON — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Thursday approved two human trafficking bills related to commercial vehicles.

Indiana AG Curtis Hill writes letter to FMCSA asking for ELD delay

Indiana AG Curtis Hill writes letter to FMCSA asking for ELD delay

INDIANAPOLIS — In a letter mailed this week to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Wednesday urged a delay in implementing new rules requiring use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by commercial drivers. To immediately impose the new rules — set to take effect December 18 — would place undue burdens on drivers and operators, he wrote.

Small-trucking representatives make case against ELDs before House panel

Small-trucking representatives make case against ELDs before House panel

WASHINGTON — With the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate less than three weeks away, The U.S. House Committee on Small Business met Wednesday for a hearing titled, “Highway to Headache: Federal Regulations on the Small Trucking Industry.”

Drivers, carriers asked to step up, help haul to complete loads for Wreaths Across America

Drivers, carriers asked to step up, help haul to complete loads for Wreaths Across America

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — The date is drawing closer and closer for the annual Wreaths Across America Day on December 16 and the Wreaths Across America organization is feeling a capacity crunch and needs professional truck drivers to step up and volunteer to help complete its finals loads.

NTSB: Enforcement of ag transport safety laws ineffective

NTSB: Enforcement of ag transport safety laws ineffective

MIAMI — Three fatal crashes involving vehicles transporting migrant farmworkers have revealed the government is ineffective in enforcing agricultural transportation safety laws, federal investigators said Tuesday.

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