OOIDA says FMCSA’s hours-of-plan is a good step but also would like to see amendments to prevent coercion and eliminate the 30-minute rest break.
OOIDA’s message this week to FMCSA is that flexibility is the key to hours of service. Also, a well-known trucker checks one off her bucket list.
Time spent in traffic in urban areas has not improved much, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s Urban Congestion Trends report.
Michigan legislators are busy taking up pursuit of changes to help improve effectiveness by state and local governments to fund road and bridge repairs.
Engineers at the TMC fall meeting discussed changes brought by new tech, such as cameras replacing rearview mirrors and the potential of autonomous trucks.
Nearly 7,200 people have submitted comments on FMCSA’s hours-of-service proposal. Are you one of them?
A congressman who introduced a bill to raise motor carriers’ minimum insurance requirement has been accused of failing to disclose his wife’s income.
Completion of toll lanes near Atlanta has been delayed by a few years. However, truck lanes on I-75 south of Atlanta will open sooner than planned.
News, Safety & Security
Louisiana State University was recently awarded more than three-quarters of a million dollars to study the causes of commercial motor vehicle crashes.
After less than two years on the job, FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez is leaving the position.
Crime & Courts, News, Tolls
ATA and RIDOT presented their oral arguments in a federal appeals court, which were based on whether tolls are taxes or fees under the Tax Injunction Act.
A petition from the Washington Trucking Associations to the FMCSA requests a determination to preempt the state’s rest break rules.