Posts Tagged ‘Regulations’

New act to extend HOS propane exemptions

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation to extend the hours of service exemptions for haulers of propane and other home heating fuels. The bill [...]


Industry shouldn’t endorse more fuel regs

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Allies or Adversaries? Perhaps the most important element to winning, or just surviving, a battle is to first recognize that the battle exists. For far [...]


Magical Thinking

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Calls for additional fuel economy regs not practical In yet another example of bypassing the legislative branch, earlier this week the President ordered his administration [...]


Government carries license to (over)kill

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Regulatory Targeting of Trucking Industry Goes Deeper than Safety or Fear It’s no secret to anybody involved with trucking that the industry seems to be [...]


Handling HOS regs in the real world

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by beccaallison No Comments

As of July 1, 2013, two new Hours of Service (HOS) regulations were handed down from the FMCSA. One now requires drivers to take a [...]


Not So Fast On Apnea Regs

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA Shifts Gears To Formal Rulemaking Process On Apnea    Last month, it looked as though the FMCSA was about to address sleep apnea through its [...]


Congress questions HOS regulations

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

A letter, signed by 51 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, was written to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx expressing concerns about the Hours of [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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