Archive for the ‘Road Rules’ Category

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 [...]


HOS flawed…who knew?

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

ATA calls for action on HOS rules Earlier this week the American Trucking Associations (ATA) once again called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [...]


Safety Site Sneak Peek

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA previews new SMS website Based on stakeholder feedback regarding the current Safety Measurement System (SMS) website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently [...]


Truck Crashes Increase, Long-Term Trend Down

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Although the number of truck-involved crashes increased slightly in 2011 (the most recent data available), that number has dropped dramatically over the last decade. According [...]


Road Rules | Whodunit?

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

CCJ Infographic Charts Cause Of Accidents What is the biggest highway safety threat? Our sister publication, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) lays out the answers in [...]


Road Rules | Hurry up & wait

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

HOS rules focus attention on cost of driver detention With the HOS rules’ 14-hour on-duty limit and ever-tightening competition in the trucking industry, fresh attention [...]


Road Rules | Detour Ahead

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Decaying Highway Network Increases Transportation Costs If we can’t rely on the government agencies that collect our road use taxes to perform the most basic [...]


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