Megacarriers will get more grist for their mills if a proposed under-21 pilot program becomes a reality. And drivers and safety will suffer.
Next week, changes to the hours of service go into effect; we’ll offer some details, plus an update on another possible stimulus bill.
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Earlier this week, an hours of service exemption request filed by a coalition of livestock and animal haulers caught our attention. No, it wasn’t the fact that yet another group was seeking relief from the one-size-doesn’t-fit-all regulation that made us take notice. It was the following paragraph: “The applicants cite the following negative impacts to […]
During a House hearing, officials backed an increase in the fuel tax now and preparing for a transition to a vehicle miles traveled tax.
Some of the biggest ocean carriers have begun charging container truckers for “street turns.” Think of it as a tax on efficiency. What’s a street turn? It simply means delivering a load, then using the empty container to pick up another load. Without a street turn, you would return the empty container to the port, […]
The U.S. DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in November trucks moved more than 63 percent of NAFTA freight.
Elected officials in states from the West Coast to the Midwest are looking into changes to speed limit rules.
A day after the Teamsters sued the FMCSA for pre-empting California’s meal and rest break laws, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office did the same.
Florida lawmakers grilled the state Department of Transportation over the actions of Conduent State and Local Solutions, the contractor behind the SunPass debacle last year. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, members of the Senate’s Infrastructure and Security committee suggested that more action should be taken, including cancelling the contract. The Florida Senate Infrastructure and Security committee […]
Florida lawmakers recently grilled FDOT over the actions of Conduent, the contractor behind the SunPass debacle last year, some even suggesting cancelling the contract.
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Many conclusions are being drawn from preliminary data about ELDs and hours of service, but remember an ELD is just a clock and we’re talking about safety.