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Government, Business

Senate to Consider Transportation Bill, HOS Amendment June 19

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The Senate will reconvene on June 19 and continue its consideration of an expansive fiscal 2015 funding bill that, among other things, would suspend for a one year a rule that puts limits on the time truckers can operate on roadways.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2014
Government, Business

CVSA Head: Study HOS Impact, But Don't Make Changes Now

Congress should not make changes to the current hours-of-service rule, the executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said June 16.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2014
Government, Business

Booker, Menendez Aim to Repeal HOS Suspension

Booker and Menendez/Bloomberg

New Jersey’s senators said Monday they will lead a coordinated effort to undo a provision in a fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill that calls for the one-year suspension of last year’s changes to the hours-of-service restart rules.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2014
Government, Business

Feinstein Emboldened by Wal-Mart Crash to Fight HOS Suspension Provision

Pete Maravich/Bloomberg

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she would “continue to fight” provisions in a fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill that would suspend for one year changes to the hours-of-service restart provision implemented last year by federal truck safety regulators.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2014
Government, Business

NTSB: I-5 Bridge Collapse Driver Complied With HOS Rules

NTSB

A review of a logbook kept by the truck driver who struck a bridge in Washington state in 2013 found no violations of federal hours-of-service rules, according to documents released June 11 by federal transportation safety investigators.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2014
Government, Business

Graves, ATA Respond on Turnpike Fatality

John Sommers II

In the wake of a much-publicized turnpike crash in New Jersey involving a truck and TV celebrity, ATA President Bill Graves appeared on NPR and CNN; he also wrote an opinion piece in USA TODAY today discussing the hours-of-service rules for truck drivers and trends in highway safety.

Transport Topics
June 11, 2014
Government, Business

Senate Panel Takes Step to Fix HOS Restart

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel voted overwhelmingly June 5 to suspend for one year changes to the hours-of-service restart provision implemented last year by federal truck safety regulators, and also approved a fiscal 2015 transportation spending bill.

June 9, 2014
Government, Business

Panel Adopts HOS Amendment, Advances Transportation Bill to Full Senate

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Senate appropriators today adopted an amendment to suspend some provisions of the 'hours-of-service' rules for one year while a DOT study is conducted.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2014
Government, Business

Ferro Tells Senate Panel HOS Rules are Working

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro told a Senate panel that the agency knew its new hours-of-service rules would affect trucking’s productivity but that data is expected to show the HOS rules are increasing safety.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2014
Government, Business

Sen. Collins to Call for Changes to HOS Rule at Hearing Today

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is expected to offer an amendment today to a fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill that would address what her staff said are the unintended consequences of a federal truck safety rule that is opposed by much of the industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2014

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