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Truckers petition to stop ELD mandate

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

An anti-electronic logging device mandate petition was set into motion March 19 on the White House website, We the People, which was created so ordinary citizens could lobby the executive branch directly. The petition is in response to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposal to require interstate commercial truck drivers to use electronic […]

FMCSA Revokes Cross-Border Carrier’s Operating Authority

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by Holley Young No Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced its decision to revoke the operating authority of one of the 14 carriers in the United States-Mexico cross-border long-haul trucking pilot program. After a “conditional” rating during a compliance review, Sergio Tristan Maldonaldo dba Tristan Transfer received notice that the company was being discharged from the […]

FMCSA’s Study Criticized by Industry

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

The recently released Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) study on the efficacy of its new 34-hour restart provision in its Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations has already received a barrage of criticism. The study was required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which set a deadline of September 30, 2013 […]

More HOS Exemptions?

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by Josh Grammer No Comments

HOS rules are working well for everyone. Wait…no they are not! Several trucking organizations have applied for exemptions from the 30 minute break rule. This is not the only issue with the new HOS rules, but it is causing a lot of trouble for truck drivers. For example, right when the new rules passed in […]