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Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 23: Denham Amendment

Rep. Jeff Denham U.S. Representative Jeff Denham via YouTube

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) are seeking consideration on the House floor for an amendment that aims to clarify regulations related to motor carriers in a 1994 aviation policy law. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Several Members of Congress Send Letters Asking EPA to Drop Proposal to Repeal Glider Kit Regulation

Glider John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have written three letters to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asking him to reconsider his proposal to repeal an Obama administration regulation that would limit the number of glider kits manufactured each year.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 20, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Dogged Pursuit Helps Ronnie Luckadoo Again Become South Carolina’s Top Trucker

South Carolina Grand Champion Ronnie Luckadoo (center) South Carolina Grand Champion Ronnie Luckadoo of UPS Freight (center) with 2018 SCTDC Chairman Casey O’Dell (left) and 2018 SCTDC Course Marshall Jerry Peterson. (Denise McGill)

Winning South Carolina’s truck driving championships for the fifth time last weekend feels, well, very satisfying, Ronnie Luckadoo of UPS Freight told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Could Truck Electronics Be the Next Cybersecurity Threat?

USB Getty Images

Welcome to a potentially new world of cybercrime: trucks targeted for theft or sabotage by hacking into engine control modules and planting malicious code.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

Hacker Getty Images

Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
April 20, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

House Consideration of Meal-and-Rest-Break Provision Possible Week of April 23

trucker taking a break Getty Images

Three lawmakers are sponsoring an amendment to an aviation reauthorizing bill aimed at ensuring nationwide uniformity for meal-and-rest break rules for truckers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government, Safety

North Carolina Truckers to See 14.61% Surcharge on Liability Insurance

NC Insurance NCRF Annual Report

North Carolina motor carriers are being slapped with a 14.61% surcharge on their liability insurance policies to plug a $96 million shortfall in the state’s insurance risk pool.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Ex-Trooper Sentenced in Dallas Trucking Company Inspection Fraud

FMCSA

A former Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison April 16 for accepting bribes from a Dallas trucking company in exchange for top-level inspection decals.

Claire Z. Cardona | The Dallas Morning News
April 19, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Keep Rolling Out Driver Pay Raises

Driver in Peterbilt truck Driver photo by John Ballance

The need for truck drivers has spurred a number of carriers recently to raise compensation and entice qualified drivers to stick around.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government, Safety

FMCSA Assigns CSA Severity Weights to ELD Violations

ELD check Rand McNally

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has assigned severity weights to each of about a dozen electronic logging device-related violations that are being recorded on a driver’s or motor carrier’s safety profile score.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018

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