Despite a lawsuit challenging the FMCSA’s hours-of-service final rule, all signs point toward the changes going into effect on Sept. 29.
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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Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.
Fall ballots in communities and counties throughout California will include questions to raise revenue for transportation purposes. Marin County is among those locales with voters casting ballots on such questions. Voters in the Northern California location will decide whether to renew a local sales tax to fund roads and transportation. A half-cent sales tax has been […]
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Voters throughout Utah will weigh in this fall on whether they would be willing to pay more at the pump to support schools. The state now collects 29.4 cents per gallon on fuel purchases to help cover transportation costs. A portion of revenue from the state’s general fund – $600 million annually – also is […]
Truck drivers have until Oct. 10 to voice their opinion on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding potential changes to hours-of-service regulations. The comment period was extended by 16 days, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Wednesday, Sept. 19. A day earlier, Land Line confirmed that the comment period would be extended by fewer […]
Calling the plan to implement a 35 percent truck-only toll increase in Indiana “ill-advised” and “burdensome and discriminatory,” Todd Spencer, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, asked Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to pump the brakes on the plan. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Holcomb announced his infrastructure plan for 2019 called the Next Level Connections program. […]
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A total of 57,405 citations and 87,907 warnings were issued to commercial and passenger vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Member law enforcement agencies of CVSA spent the week of July 15-21 participating in the safety campaign, which aims to call attention to driver behaviors, the main cause of […]
Every September for the past 22 years, tiny St. Ignace at the southern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has welcomed a host of big rigs for the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show. The weekend’s highlight is the Saturday evening Parade of Lights across the Mackinac Bridge into Mackinaw City on the southern “mainland” and back […]
On the same day Volkswagen announced a nearly $1 billion fine for its diesel emissions scandal, Volvo Group revealed that an unexpected degradation of emissions control components is causing engines to exceed emissions limits for nitrogen oxides. The scope of the defect is not yet known. According to a Volvo Group news release on Tuesday, […]
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will grant a “short” extension to the comment period for an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding potential changes to hours-of-service regulations, Land Line confirmed on Tuesday, Sept. 18. In addition, sources confirmed that FMCSA scheduled public listening sessions concerning its hours-of-service rules on Sept. 28 at the Guilty By Association Truck Show […]
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It’s taken more than a decade, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cut the last bit of regulatory red tape that stood between insulin-dependent diabetics and a life on the road behind the wheel of a truck. FMCSA announced Tuesday it will no longer require insulin-dependent truckers to acquire an exemption from the agency […]
Fuel prices, News
On average across the U.S., it cost a penny more for a gallon of diesel fuel on Monday than a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. It is the fourth consecutive weekly diesel price increase. On Monday, Sept. 17, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.268. Only […]