Sean McNally

ATA Cites ‘Misleading’ Claims In HOS Opponents’ Arguments

A transportation industry coalition defending the federal driver hours-of-service regulation said consumer and labor groups challenging the rules made misleading statements and misinterpreted data in arguments they made in court.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2006

Appeals Court Refuses to Allow Suit Over Delaware Bridge Tolls

A coalition of trucking groups, led by American Trucking Associations, does not have a right to sue a Delaware River toll agency to roll back a 300% toll increase, a federal appeals court ruled, upholding a lower court decision.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2006

FMCSA Says HOS Rule Reflects Safety, Cost Issues

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asserted in a court brief that the revised hours-of-service rule for truck drivers is based on safety concerns, research and the potential cost to the industry.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
August 23, 2006

FMCSA’s Hill Says EOBR Rule to Be Released Soon

WASHINGTON — John Hill, the new head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency would soon publish several overdue regulations, including rules governing the use of electronic onboard recorders.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
August 21, 2006

Senate Panel Agrees to Extend Single-State Registration

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure extending the Single-State Registration System, giving the board of the newly formed Unified Carrier Registration program time to agree on how to replace SSRS, which collects and apportions state truck registration fees.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2006

New Stopping Rule May Spur Larger Drums

New, stricter federal stopping distance rules on the horizon may push growth in the market for disc brakes but not enough to surpass drum brakes as the dominant equipment in the market.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2006

Industry Sees Problems With TWIC Proposal

Trucking industry and labor groups expressed concern about the recently proposed Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, especially about its lack of coordination with other security programs that would lead to conflicts and higher costs.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2006

DOT Initiatives to Proceed Despite Exit, Mineta Says

Potentially controversial initiatives aimed at reducing congestion and changing the structure of highway financing that Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta launched before his recent departure will keep moving forward, Mineta told Transport Topics in a July 6 interview.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2006

Group Slams Revised HOS Rule as Nearly Identical to the Last

The lead group challenging the federal government’s new truck driver work rule told an appeals court that the revised version was so similar to the rule courts already have rejected that the current incarnation should also be invalidated.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2006

DOT Won’t Post Safety Scores Until Probes Are Completed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will not follow through with its previously announced plan to repost the safety scores of motor carriers through its SafeStat system until after a pair of investigations are completed.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2006