Government, Business, Logistics

New Jersey Beverage Distributor Seeks 14-Hour Workday for Its Drivers

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Allied Beverage Group, a large New Jersey beverage distributor, has requested that the company’s shorthaul drivers utilizing the record of duty status exception be allowed to return to their work-reporting location within 14 hours instead of the usual 12 hours, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Aug. 3.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2018
Safety, Autonomous

Federal Regulators, Industry Leaders Review Autonomous Vehicles’ Potential

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The utilization of automated technology in trucks could prevent thousands of fatalities along the highways and offer benefits to the national economy, the chief federal trucking regulator said July 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2018
Government, Safety

FMCSA Outlines New Data Model to Be Tested in September

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have withdrawn a slate of proposed “enhancements” to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Management System to make way for a small-scale test in September of a new statistical data model intended to better identify high-risk carriers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA to Host Autonomous Vehicles Listening Session July 12

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The country’s top trucking regulator wants to hear what you have to say about autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 9: Get Lyft’ed

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More than a flashy, pill-shaped light to be placed on the dashboard, it’s a tool to further advance the transportation sector’s culture of safety. We’re talking, of course, about the Lyft Amp. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Concrete Group Seeks 14-Hour Workday

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The American Concrete Pumping Association is asking federal regulators to extend allowable work hours in a day for shorthaul drivers from 12 to 14. 

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Federal Regulators Tout Autonomous Vehicles’ Potential Benefits

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Commercial vehicles utilizing automated technology have the potential to increase highway safety and provide a boost to the economy, the country’s top trucking regulator said June 19.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Three-Year Delay of Rule to Eliminate Need for Truck Drivers to Carry Their Medical Cards

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Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues Guidance Clarifying Personal Conveyance Rules

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 31 issued new regulatory guidance to clarify the agency’s personal conveyance regulation, as well as the applicability of the agricultural commodity 150-air-miles hours-of-service exemption.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Stoneridge to Move to New Facility in China With Room to Grow

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Vehicle component manufacturer Stoneridge reported it would move its operations in Suzhou, China, to a new and larger facility about 11 miles east.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2018