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Federal

FMCSA seeks comment on company’s request for split sleeper berth exemption

Department of Defense transportation company PTS Worldwide Inc. seeks an exemption from the split sleeper berth provision of the hours of service regs.

Crime & Courts, News

‘Reptile theory’ loses in bid to reduce $26.5M truck crash verdict

A federal judge has upheld a $26.5 million verdict against two truck companies after attorneys employed the “reptile theory” argument to reduce the amount.

State

California lawmakers try to keep San Diego agency focused on roads

An effort underway at the California statehouse is intended to make it more difficult for a San Diego agency to reroute revenue from roads.

Truck Parking

Truckers invited to Kentucky truck parking workshop on Oct. 22

Truckers will get a chance to have their real-world insight heard during a truck parking workshop in Boone County, Ky., on Oct. 22. RSVP to attend.

Federal, OOIDA

Split sleeper berth options should be increased, OOIDA says

OOIDA says FMCSA’s plan to add a 7/3 split as a sleeper berth option is just a start. Comments on the proposed hours of service reform are due Monday.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA comments: Eliminate 30-minute break requirement

Responding to FMCSA’s proposed hours-of-service plan, OOIDA said the 30-minute break requirement should be eliminated, calling it “needless and unfounded.”

Federal

DeFazio requests investigation into DOT’s Chao

Rep. Peter DeFazio is requesting an investigation into possible conflicts of interest involving DOT Secretary Elaine Chao.

Crime & Courts

Florida Supreme Court will hear truck crash case centered on dash cam evidence

Can dash cam video exonerate a trucker in a fatal crash case without going to trial? That’s a question the Florida Supreme Court decided it will consider.

State

Louisiana laws address multiple truck issues

The Louisiana Legislature has acted to address truck issues that include compliance with federal rules, fair insurance coverage, and width restrictions.

Crime & Courts, News

Werner $40 million judgment centers on entry-level driver training

A New Mexico jury awarded a family $40.5M for a wrongful death suit against Werner Enterprises. The heart of the lawsuit was Werner’s driver training.