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New FMCSA rule takes effect for HOS

Back on May 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules, and they are officially going into effect on Sept. 29. These changes came about after the FMCSA held multiple town hall meetings online to proactively get feedback from those that the HOS rules impact the most. After assessing all

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FMCSA proposes new under-21 commercial driver pilot program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The agency proposes a pilot program to allow drivers to participate if they fall within two categories: 18 to

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Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) Calls for FET Suspension

Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) sent a letter to the Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives July 21 calling for suspension of the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks and trailers until the end of 2021 in the next Coronavirus stimulus bill.  American Truck Dealers (ATD) leads the Modernize the Truck Fleet

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Compliance 10-4 launches with compliance and regulatory services

Compliance 10-4, a company built to assist transportation personnel and administrators to stay compliant with federal regulations, has launched with the debut of compliance104.com. The company provides professional and administrative services to Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant logistics firms including Driver Qualification File management, 49 CFR 395, 396 automation, MCS-150, IFTA, URC, HVUT | 2290,

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FMCSA updates hours of service regulations to improve safety, flexibility

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules. FMCSA’s final rule on hours of service offers four key revisions to the existing HOS rules, which are as follows: Flexibility has been added for the 30-minute break rule by requiring a break

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American Trucking Association calls on government to deem vehicle supply entities ‘essential’ amid Coronavirus restrictions

Six trade associations representing the transportation industry, including the American Trucking Association, called on state and local governments March 17 to consider the importance of motor vehicle supply and repair facilities in implementing orders to close nonessential businesses as a result of the coronavirus. According to the letter sent to the National Governors Association, National

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CARB suspends enforcement of new GHG Trailer Standards for at least two years

On Dec. 3, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) sent an advisory notice to the trailer OEMs indicating that enforcement of the new GHG Trailer Standards would be suspended for at least two years.

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EPA SmartWay Excellence Awards recipients announced

The recipients of the SmartWay Excellence Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2019 were recently announced. Awards are given for being leaders in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

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