Archive for the ‘Road Rules’ Category

Study backs HOS restart provisions…sort of

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The FMCSA recently released the results of a study that, on the surface, supports the provisions of the 34-hour restart in the new HOS rules. [...]


HOS Waived Again

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA waives HOS limits for drivers hauling heating fuels This week’s widespread cold snap has led to yet another waiver on HOS limits, proving once [...]


FMCSA Targets Repeat Offenders

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

By the end of this month, the FMCSA is expected to publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule aimed at shutting down transportation operators with [...]


Self-certification Deadline Remains

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Medical Cards Required For Another Year, Certification Required Now Last week there was some confusion about a delay in the elimination of paper medical cards [...]


Have you filed your operating status?

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Check Your Records If you haven’t had to renew or update your CDL in the past two years, you’ll need to certify your operating status [...]


Holiday Disaster Averted?

Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

A Regulatory Tale Earlier this week, it appeared as though the Christmas holiday was in peril due to an ill-timed enforcement action. Santa was nearly [...]


Congressman offers bill to reset HOS rules

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

HOS rollback? Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) recently met with members of the trucking industry to discuss the negative impacts of the new HOS rules implemented [...]


VMT tax back on the table

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Last week’s highway funding proposal by Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon gained considerable attention for addressing a long needed increase in fuel taxes. However, the [...]


New Tax Proposed for Highway Funding

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Tom Kelley 1 Comment

Right Topic, Wrong Idea Earlier this week, Oregon’s Representative Earl Blumenauer reintroduced legislation regarding funding for federal highway programs. The bill requires the government to [...]


New HOS Costs Drivers Billions

Posted on: November 29th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

ATRI survey results show HOS impact on productivity & wages Last week, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) posted the results of its survey detailing [...]


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