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Trucking Industry Prepares For Upcoming Regulatory Action
The trucking industry is constantly adjusting to and preparing for new regulations, and the coming years are no different. Two of the primary regulatory issues the trucking industry is monitoring are requirements to use speed limiters and electronic logging devices. The Department of Transportation is also considering altering regulations related to driver health.

  • Speed Limiters: Nearly every Class 8 heavy-duty truck that rolls off the production line has a speed limiter built in, but use of the devices is voluntary. However, a proposed federal rule being produced via a joint rulemaking by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would require carriers to use speed limiters. The rule was slated to be released in the Federal Register in August but was delayed. As of press time it was undergoing an extended review by the Office of Management and Budget. Once the rule is published, the public will be able to comment on it for 60 days. Once the public comment period closes, FMCSA and NHTSA will create a final rule, which will likely go into effect two years after it is published...

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Before launching a full-time freelance career, Long edited NATSO's Stop Watch magazine. Prior to that Long worked as a staff reporter for Transport Topics, a weekly trade newspaper, covering freight transportation, fuel and environmental issues. In addition to covering the transportation sector, Long has written, reported and edited for a variety of media outlets. She was the Washington correspondent for WCAX-TV (CBS) in Burlington, Vt., a criminal court reporter in Chicago and a freelance copy editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington D.C. Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.More
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