Archive for the ‘Road Rules’ Category

EPA Eases Renewable Fuel Standards

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Under the heading of “better late than never,” the EPA recently announced that it was easing the mandate for production of renewable fuels, including biodiesel [...]


Delayed transportation bill blocks HOS amendment

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

An amendment to the House transportation bill, supported by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), was introduced this week that would have helped the trucking industry. The [...]


Prevent, Don’t Punish

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Regulators Finally Promote Fatigue Prevention It may be a case of the cart getting way too far ahead of the horse, but just after releasing [...]


HOS – Let me be clear…or not

Posted on: July 19th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA releases clarification of rest breaks Amidst a growing list of exceptions to the 30-minute rest break mandated by the new HOS laws, the FMCSA [...]


Hours of Service Rules – Not So Settled

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Tom Kelley 1 Comment

So It Begins…HOS Version 3.0.1 Just when you thought it was safe to consider the HOS rules finalized, the first change comes along less than [...]


HOS – Lemons, Lemonade, or Lemon pie?

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

While some measure of finality is a welcome feature of new HOS rules, the change is far from 100% positive. Between serious potential for inconsistent [...]


Crashes lead to enforcement, fair or otherwise

Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Skagit River Bridge Collapse Leads To Additional Enforcement & Scrutiny Recently reopened with a temporary replacement span in place, the Skagit River Bridge on I-5 [...]


HOS – It’s time

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Long-Debated Hours of Service (HOS) Rules To Take Effect July 1st   After decades in the making, the much debated and litigated Hours of Service [...]


NTSB Takes Closer Look at Straight Trucks

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Truckers ask, “Can you see me now?” The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released the results of a study of single-unit truck crashes. More [...]


Drivers to be made obsolete?

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

NHTSA Debuts Rules For Driverless Vehicles Those who follow the world of high-tech are likely aware of Google’s real-world testing of autonomous vehicles. While widespread [...]


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