Regulations

Government, Business

Trump Deregulatory Efforts Flounder in Court

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A year and a half into the Trump administration’s war against what it deems unneeded regulation, the legal record is coming into focus. And, according to law professors who follow regulation, it ain’t pretty.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Technology, TCA

Online System to Improve Michigan County’s Trucking Permit Process

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The permitting process will get faster and more convenient next month for Michigan’s Lenawee County Road Commission staff and trucking firms.

Dmitriy Shapiro | The Daily Telegram (Adrian, Mich.)
July 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Bid to Restrict Lanes for Big Trucks in Baton Rouge Area Dies in House

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A bid to ease Baton Rouge traffic problems by requiring big trucks to stay in the right lane during evening rush hour died April 25.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
April 26, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Montana Rodeo Cowboys Worried They’ll Need Commercial Driver Licenses Under New Regulations

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Montana cowboys are asking Congress to tap the brakes on federal horse trailer regulations they say could all but shut down participation in rodeos.

Tom Lutey | Billings (Mont.) Gazette
February 15, 2018
Government, Business

Stakeholders Respond to DOT Request for Comment on Rules, Regulations

From burdensome and outdated record-keeping to hazardous materials handling to an electronic logging device mandate soon to go into effect, truckers and an array of transportation-related trade associations have handed federal regulators a list for tweaking or eliminating dozens of rules and regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Boston’s Self-Driving Vehicle Startups Fed Up With Regulations

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Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Positive Drug-Test Rate Up to 7-Year High, DOT Says

A new U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing report shows that the overall 2016 lab-reported positive drug test rate for truck drivers and other DOT security-­sensitive employees rose to its highest level since at least 2009, including year-­over-­year increases in three of five drug categories.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Europe’s Truck Makers Offer Detailed Timeline to Run Truck Platoons Before 2025, Scania Says

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Truck maker Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. At the same time, similar U.S. efforts are emerging.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

Regulatory Framework for Automation Begins to Emerge

As truck makers and tech companies continue to develop automated driving systems for commercial trucks, the federal government is taking early steps toward creating a regulatory framework for this technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 16, 2017
Government, Safety

Ordered to Cut Regulations, FMCSA Panel Identifies 12 'Nothing Burger' Rules

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WASHINGTON — A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee gave its blessing to a preliminary plan by the agency to eliminate 12 mostly outdated “nothing burger” commercial vehicle regulations to comply with President Donald Trump’s executive order to ease regulatory burdens on businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2017

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