Topics: Trucking

Lawmakers Press FMCSA to Finish HOS Field Study

A group of four Republicans is urging Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to set a firm date for finishing a field study on the newly revised 34-hour restart provision in the hours-of-service rule. More

FMCSA Proposes to Eliminate Daily Paperwork Burden for Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to eliminate a burdeonsome daily paperwork requirement associated with filing Driver Vehicle Inspection reports (DVIRs). More

Court Upholds Hours-of-Service Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today upheld all but one provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) truck driver hours-of-service rule (HOS), denying the petitions of both the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and several safety groups, which sought to block its implementation. More

Congress Likely to Debate Truck Weight

Truck size and weight legislation passed this week in the House continues to shine a spotlight on the issue and further strengthens the probability that size and weight will be a hotly debated issue when Congress begins working to reauthorize surface transportation programs next year. More

PHMSA Seeks Hazardous Materials Carriers for Pilot Program

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is seeking hazardous material carriers and shippers willing to participate in a paperless hazard communication system pilot program. More

Reminder: New HOS Rule Effective July 1

Despite pending litigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Association's revised Hours of Service (HOS) rule went into effect July 1. More

House HOS Hearing Contentious

With new truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) rules scheduled to take effect July 1, the House Highways Subcommittee last week held a contentious hearing on the topic. Several members of Congress took Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) Administrator Anne Ferro to task for putting the rule into effect when the court is expected to rule any day on a pending legal challenge. More

FMCSA to Clarify CSA Scores

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it will propose changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program later this year in an attempt to make clearer that the rankings are not necessarily safety scores. More

VDOT To Launch Truck Parking Pilot Program

VDOT plans to conduct a truck parking pilot project designed to direct truck drivers to open parking spaces in real-time via message signs. More

States Consider Charging Fees for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Lawmakers tasked with finding new revenue streams to fund infrastructure projects increasingly are asking drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles to pay their fair share of infrastructure fees. More

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