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12 06, 2015

Could-Be Continuation of HOS Restart Suspension

The House of Representatives has approved the transportation funding bill, HR 2577, for 2016. […]

9 06, 2015

Opinions Swirl Regarding Legal Tractor-Trailer Weight

The Department of Transportation (DOT), on June 5, released the controversial results of the congressionally mandated study regarding size and weight limits for trucks. […]

2 06, 2015

New Driver Training Affects Industry

Weigh in and let us know what you think – should entry-level training standards be performance-based or hours-based? […]

21 05, 2015

Speed Limiter to Become Federally Mandated

The long-delayed speed limiter proposed rule has been sent to the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB). That’s the latest in a long line of steps to bring this rule into place. While it is still unclear when the rule will actually go into effect, a lot of people have some big opinions about it. […]

19 05, 2015

33-Foot Vs. 28-Foot

As controversy around this topic ensues, have you thought about which side of the fence you’re on? […]

14 05, 2015

Record-Breaking Year

For the first time ever, the trucking industry brought in more than $700 billion in revenue in one year. What do you think this is chalked up to? […]

28 04, 2015

The Battle of the Speed-Limiter Mandate

Two leading industry groups shed some light on why or why not the speed-limiter mandate should in fact be put into place. […]

29 08, 2012

Industry Reactions to CSA Change

With the new CSA changes announced by FMCSA, we look at the reaction from major industry insiders and ask Transportation Ticker readers to voice their opinion about the compliance monitoring system. The American Trucking Associations said that it applauds the changes that FMCSA made to the program but that further improvements needed to be made. “It [...]

26 07, 2012

ATA, OOIDA Sues FMCSA Over Hours of Service

Wow! It’s a bad week to work in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s legal department. For the second time in a week, FMCSA has found itself the target of a lawsuit, this time about hours of service. A coalition of motor carrier associations including ATA and OOIDA has launched an attack on a number of the new provisions due to go into effect in 2013. […]

21 06, 2012

FMCSA Under Pressure Over CSA

Pressure is building against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s signature compliance monitoring program, CSA. Already under fire from truckers, the agency is now experiencing push-back from shippers and brokers. […]