Regulations en ODFL’s Congdon floats 20-cent infrastructure fee <div class="field-deck"> Per-gallon levy on rack cost of fuel could be part of federal proposal. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>David Congdon, CEO of <a href="">Old Dominion Freight Line</a>, said a 20-cent &ldquo;build America infrastructure fee&rdquo; added to the per-gallon rack cost of motor fuels could be included in a federal infrastructure bill this year.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:23:00 +0000 216621 at <p>The 24.4-cent tax on diesel and 18.8-cent levy on gasoline has not been raised for 24 years. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Manufacturing groups ask Trump to raise truck weights <div class="field-deck"> ELD exemptions also requested in response to executive order. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Increasing federal truck size-and-weight limits and granting more exemptions from the <a href="">electronic logging device</a> (ELD) mandate were among the recommendations manufacturing groups sent to the Trump administration.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:11:00 +0000 216431 at <p>One group stressed that a truck weight increase to 91,000 lbs. would cut as many as 1.4 million truck trips annually and reduce annual truck miles by as much as 250 million.</p> OOIDA to Supreme Court: ELD mandate violates 4th amendment <div class="field-deck"> E-log requirement "equivalent of warrantless surveillance" of truckers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>OOIDA is taking its opposition to the electronic logging device mandate to the highest court in the land. The small business trucking group this week filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States, arguing that a federal appeals court was wrong when it ruled that the e-log requirement does not violate Fourth Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:25:00 +0000 216141 at Trump and Trucking Regulation: What it means for your fleet (webinar) <div class="node-body link-body"><div></div><p>Marking a major shift in government after eight years, President Trump and his administration have come onto the scene promising changes and a different approach. What will it mean for fleets and trucking? What's coming on the regulatory front this year — and what's likelier to see any adjustment? How about regulations being developed? Fleets can't leave this to guesswork. Get the rundown from a former head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under a Republican administration and also hear from a leading carrier fleet's safety director what the company is doing to prepare this year.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:03:00 +0000 215971 at FMCSA to adjust penalty schedule for inflation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The penalties for violating federal trucking regulations are about to go up again, but not by much. The FMCSA on Wednesday will publish the 2017 schedule, with an adjustment multiple of 1.01636, or about 0.16%, as set by the White House Office of Management and Budget.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:15:00 +0000 215951 at Thinkstock NTEA adds resource for CV upfitters to comply with FMVSS <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NTEA recently released a test manual and kit to provide guidance in meeting the field of view requirements in the <a href="" target="_blank">new rear visibility portion of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard</a> (FMVSS) 111. These field of view rules, applicable to vehicles with a 10,000-lb. gross vehicle weight rating or less, will phase in for previously compliant vehicles that are altered starting May 1, 2017. Full compliance for all regulated vehicles is mandatory by May 1, 2018.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:11:00 +0000 215611 at Near-zero emission vehicles <div class="field-deck"> The cleanest HDVs are rolling into service </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>At the end of 2015, an ultra-clean heavy-duty engine was announced to have received an emissions certification that is 90% cleaner than the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Today, we are seeing trucks with these incredibly clean engines roll off the assembly line and into fleet operations across the nation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Regulations Running Green Silver Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:38:00 +0000 215531 at Senators quiz trucking execs on highway funding, truck size, driverless tech <div class="field-deck"> UP boss accuses regulators of keeping rail 'frozen in time' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Truckers took advantage of a wide-ranging Senate hearing Tuesday to push for sustainable, user-fee based highway funding, federal support of advanced truck safety systems, free trade, and tax relief—topics that found a sympathetic audience in the Republican-led Commerce subcommittee on surface transportation. Some members, however, did express safety and modal competitiveness concerns regarding a renewed call for twin 33-ft. trailers and the development of autonomous truck technology.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000 215491 at Another detention study <div class="field-deck"> Trucking is bombarded with reports. Isn’t it time for action? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Without dating myself too badly,&nbsp; I can say that if you had asked me what &ldquo;detention time&rdquo; meant when I was in high school, my answer would be drastically different than it is today.&nbsp;</p> <p>Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) concluded that it will be issuing a report in regard to the topic of driver detention, i.e.,&nbsp; drivers being detained at a shipper&rsquo;s facility or receiver&rsquo;s dock for a length of time that generally would cause a disruption in their efforts to comply with the hours-of-service rules.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Silver Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:19:00 +0000 215421 at Gorilla Safety tests compliance model for ELDs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Gorilla Safety</a> announced it is reviewing the current compliance model it uses to test its Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) products.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Technology Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:39:00 +0000 215241 at