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October 12, 2015
No Mercy

Arizona ground zero for truck enforcement...

Arizona has remained high on the list of the most intense states for inspection activity through the four years analyzed as part of Overdrive’s ongoing CSA’s Data Trail series, now in its third year.

In the 2011-’12 first analysis, it ranked fourth for inspection intensity. In subsequent years, it dropped to No. 5. As shown in the inspection-intensity chart below, Arizona Department of Public Safety and partner agencies have maintained a dizzying pace of nine inspections per lane-mile per year in recent years.

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October 02, 2015
34-Hour Restart Study Update

FMCSA ends data collection phase, begins analysis in 34-hour restart study...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Oct. 1 it has concluded the data collection phase of the Congressionally required study on 2013’s 34-hour restart rules. It has now begun the data analysis phase and says it hopes to produce a report by year’s end. The report must be sent to the DOT’s Office of Inspector General for review prior to its submission to Congress.

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September 14, 2015
91,000 lbs. Trucks?

Legislation proposed to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways....

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) introduced Thursday the latest version of his Safe, Flexible and Efficient Trucking Act (Safe Trucking Act), which would give states the flexibility to allow 91,000-pound trucks with six axles on U.S. Interstate highways within their borders.

Ribble, at a press conference on Thursday, said increasing the weight limit to 91,000 pounds with six axles would increase the industry’s productivity by increasing capacity. It would also reduce congestion and boost safety, he said.

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