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U.S. Likely to Miss Deadline on HOS Rule, Officials Say

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s top official said the agency is working feverishly to complete a controversial final hours-of-service rule, but trucking executives predicted last week that FMCSA won’t finish by an Oct. 28 deadline set by a U.S. court.

October 24, 2011
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ATA, TCA Forge United Front on Increasing Truck Weights

GRAPEVINE, Texas — American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association last week created a united front in the industry’s drive to raise truck weight limits by endorsing both an 88,000-pound limit for 5-axle tractor-trailers and a 97,000-pound limit for 6-axle configurations.

October 24, 2011
Business

DOT to Consider Exempting 20 Deaf Drivers From Minimum Hearing Rule for Their CDLs

Twenty deaf or hard-of-hearing people are being considered for exemptions from a federal regulation setting minimum hearing requirements for commercial drivers, the first exemption applications to be considered in more than two decades, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said.

October 24, 2011
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Teamsters Call on Obama to Move Forward on HOS

The Teamsters union and highway safety advocates have asked President Obama to “expeditiously more forward” on the new hours of service rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

October 17, 2011
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NTTC Asks LaHood to Halt Rulemaking On Wetlines Procedures, Tanker Design

The National Tank Truck Carriers has asked the U.S. transportation secretary to stop the rulemaking process on two cargo-tank regulations it said are not needed and “would actually harm the safe transportation of hazardous materials.”

October 10, 2011
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NTTC Asks DOT to Halt Two Tank Truck Rulemakings

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National Tank Truck Carriers said Wednesday it has asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to stop two rulemaking processes aimed at tank trucks.

October 5, 2011
Business

Law Enforcement Officials Reluctant to Back National Heavy-Truck Speed Limiter Mandate

AUSTIN, Texas — Law enforcement officials were reluctant to endorse a safety group’s push to require speed limiters on all heavy trucks in the United States, in part because of the speed differential it could create on highways.

October 3, 2011
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FMCSA Silent on Plans for EOBR Rule; Agency Could Restart Process Entirely

More than five weeks after a federal appeals court threw out a 2010 federal electronic onboard recorder rule, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials remain silent about whether they will restart the regulatory process outright with a new proposed rule, or issue a supplementary rule.

October 3, 2011
Business

HOS, EOBR Rules Among Costliest

Proposed regulations to change maximum truck driver hours and require electronic onboard recorders for almost all trucks are among the most costly rules currently being considered by the Obama administration, the president wrote in a letter.

September 6, 2011
Business

Trucking Opposes New Federal Regulations Requiring Workplace Posters About Unions

Trucking is attacking a federal regulation issued last month that will require employers to hang posters informing workers about their rights to form and join unions.

September 5, 2011

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