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Category Archives: FMCSA

FMCSA controversy and the flip flop dilemma

Apr
4,
2019
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation that regulates the U.S. trucking industry and is  the lead government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles … Continue reading

In spite of losing in Courts and Congress FMCSA grants ATA petition

Feb
12,
2019
1

After years of losing in courts and losing in Congress, on September 24th, the ATA made a last attempt to petition the FMCSA to preempt the California labor laws applying federal Hours of Service regulations. On December 21st, the FMCSA … Continue reading

On and off the Road Again

Dec
14,
2018
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A popular phrase of the 1970s was “Keep on Trucking.” Like many catchphrases, this one did not account for all the exceptions to the rule. While large semis traveling down America’s highways are a vivid symbol of robust commerce and … Continue reading

Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Petition against truckers

Oct
27,
2018
2

Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Meal and Rest Break Petition against truckers. A Guide- Facts to Make Comments to ATA Meal and Rest Break Preemption Petition to FMCSA  Drivers, we have been informed by TruckerNation.org  that the … Continue reading

Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill BUT it’s not over- ATA sends petition to FMCSA

Sep
29,
2018
3

Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill but it’s not over- ATA sends petition to DOT Petition from American Trucking Associations sent to FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez on Sept. 24, 2018, regarding meal and rest break requirements. Docket ID: FMCSA-2018-030  Make … Continue reading

Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues

Sep
12,
2018
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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues 1) Advanced Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS 2) The Denham Amendment in the FAA Reauthorization bill If you ask truckers what is your focus right now and what are your priorities to … Continue reading

The big connection: driver shortage, ELD’s, and trucker wages

Jul
22,
2018
5

I’m  tired of hearing the term  “driver shortage”! I’ve been listening to this now for 3 decades or more and frankly, myself and just about every other veteran driver, knows that the driver shortage has been just a way to … Continue reading

Does Rest bill modify HOS to relieve drivers or allow them to now work a 17 hour day?

Apr
5,
2018
2

In a recent Press Release_ Babin Introduces Legislation to Improve Hours-of-Service Regulations,  U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36), attempts to relieve truckers from the negative effects of the ELD mandate which went into enforcement mode on April 1st. The ELD mandate … Continue reading

ELD trucker protest heading to D.C.

Oct
2,
2017
3

As part of the ongoing fight against the December enforcement of the ELD mandate ( electronic logging devise), there is expected to be large numbers of drivers heading for the ELD Trucker protest to Washington D.C. scheduled for Oct 3rd … Continue reading

ELD Mandate DOES affect ALL drivers

Jul
5,
2016
3

The ELD Mandate Appears to Affect Only the Few BUT Actually Affects US ALL!! Concerning ELD’s and OOIDA’s court battle against the FMCSA, I think we need to break things down to better understand the nature of the issue. ANALYSIS: … Continue reading

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