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EPA Opens Probe of Navistar Engines; Alleges 2009 Units Assembled in 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether Navistar Inc. completed assembly of 7,600 heavy-duty 2009 model truck engines in 2010, thereby making them noncompliant with current emission regulations.

February 20, 2012
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ATA Files Lawsuit to Challenge FMCSA’s New Hours Rule

American Trucking Associations has asked a federal appeals court to throw out the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recently published hours-of-service rule and is likely to challenge specifically the rule’s 34-hour restart provision.

February 20, 2012
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FMCSA Officials Delay Final EOBR Rule; Say Process May Extend Into Early 2013

Federal regulators will not issue a final rule this year mandating electronic onboard recorders for nearly all interstate carriers, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokeswoman confirmed last week.

February 13, 2012
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Ferro: FMCSA in 2012 Will Mandate EOBRs, Revise CSA, Set Medical Examiner Standards

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will move forward in 2012 with regulations concerning medical examiners, a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for drivers and electronic onboard recorders, as well as changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, Administrator Anne Ferro said.

January 30, 2012
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Oregon Truck Anti-Idling Law Takes Effect

A new Oregon law that restricts truck idling took effect Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

January 3, 2012
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HOS Rule Keeps 11th Hour

Federal regulators retained the 11-hour driving limit for truck drivers, reversing their stated preference for 10 hours and rejecting arguments from labor and safety advocates that a change would reduce crash risk.

January 2, 2012
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NTSB Pushes Video Event Recorders for All Heavy Trucks

The National Transportation Safety Board pushed last week for a mandate that all heavy trucks have video event recorders to document crashes, reiterating a previous request.

December 19, 2011
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Stability System Mandate Sent to White House

A proposal to require electronic stability control systems in heavy vehicles has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

December 19, 2011
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EOBR, HOS Plans Garner Some Support, But Also Draw Criticism, Spark Lawsuit

The federal government’s regulatory agenda held trucking’s attention throughout 2011, with proposals including a requirement for electronic onboard recorders on all trucks — and a plan to revise hours-of-service rules for truck drivers.

December 19, 2011
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Paying Fine Is Admission of Guilt or Liability, FMCSA Says in Proposed Rules Clarification

Federal regulators last week took initial steps to clarify procedures that have created uncertainty as to whether motor carriers, intermodal equipment providers, brokers and freight forwarders can pay a civil fine for violations without admitting guilt or liability.

December 19, 2011

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