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House to Consider Delaying ELD Mandate

The U.S. House is slated to consider this week an amendment to halt enforcement of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate at least through September 2018 (overdriveonline.com – 9/6/17). The amendment, filed by a bipartisan group of five representatives, would be attached to a larger 2018 appropriations package. It would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from Read More…

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Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

According to truckinginfo.com (8/14/17) trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week -particularly those involved in the automotive industry. Talks are scheduled to start Wednesday and expected to last six or seven months. President Trump, who on the campaign trail called Read More…

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FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault

On August 1, following up on a two-year-old proposal, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a demonstration program that will enable motor carriers to dispute the determination of certain truck crashes as “preventable,” according to truckerinfo.com (7/27/17). The program could lead to improved Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores for carriers if the agency reclassifies the Read More…

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DOT’s Chao Wants Help to Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has announced via a blog post that she was marking the end of the White House-proclaimed “Infrastructure Week” on June 9 by asking the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the Read More…

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Supreme Court Rejects ELD Appeal

In a victory for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will not hear a lawsuit challenging a DOT rule requiring truck operators to use electronic logging devices to track hours of service. According to Overdrive.com (6/12/17), the Supreme Court’s June 12 decision leaves in place a lower court ruling Read More…

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Trump Regulatory Freeze Further Delays

A January-issued memo from President Trump directing federal agencies to reassess certain regulations has again delayed the effective date of a rule establishing minimum training standards for new truck drivers. (overdriveonline.com) In a notice published on May 23, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay the rule’s effective date to June 5 — the Read More…

Trump, Trucking and Regulations

In a January 29, One-Stop Talk post, we revealed how Trump’s regulatory freeze could delay a new FMCSA driver training rule. The latest news is that the FMCSA has, in fact, delayed the effective date of this rule from February 6 to March 21, pending a new review by the new administration.   Following is Read More…

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Trump’s Regulatory Freeze Could Delay FMCSA Driver Training Rule

According to James Jaillet in his January 25, 2016 Overdrive article, a January 20 order issued by President Trump to federal agencies directing them to halt publication of new and pending regulations could affect a freshly published rule setting training standards for new truck drivers. Trump’s memo, distributed to staffers by Trump’s Chief of Staff Read More…

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Trucking Needs More W.i.T!

That’s the Women in Trucking Association (W.i.T) – a non-profit organization (http://www.womenintrucking.org) founded in 2007 that focuses on the transportation and logistics industry with the mission “to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.” Last September, via its Facebook Read More…

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Trucking with Trump

According to Truckinginfo.com (11/10/16), economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for at least six months. Not because the 45th President of the United States won’t accomplish anything right away, but because the wheels of government don’t spin any Read More…