Regulations en EPA, NHTSA publish Phase 2 fuel efficiency rule <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s official: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Tuesday published in the Federal Register 2,762 pages of the next truck fuel efficiency rule, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles - Phase 2.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:20:00 +0000 204071 at <p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="NHTSA">NHTSA</span>&nbsp;projects the trucking industry should save somewhere between $7.8 billion to $8.5 billion per year due to the Phase 2 GHG rules.</p> OOIDA continues pushback against speed limiters <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) continues to push back against federal government attempts to mandate speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks, asking members of the House to oppose legislation the Senate tucked into a Veterans Affairs funding bill.</p> <p>In a letter to the leadership of the House Transportation committee, OOIDA points out that the Dept. of Transportation has already published a rulemaking on speed limiters&mdash;so Congress needs to back off.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:05:00 +0000 203911 at PIT Group offers ELD testing, verification <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PIT Group announced plans to offer <a href="" target="_blank">testing and verification of Electronic Logging Devices</a> (ELDs). The testing will follow the latest version of the ELD Test Plan and Procedures issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Technology Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:20:00 +0000 203891 at <p>PIT Group recently announced it will offer ELD testing and verification.</p> CVSA releases 2016 Roadcheck results <div class="field-deck"> Agency reports that brake adjustment and brake system violations combined to represent 45.7 percent of out-of-service vehicle violations this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A total of 62,796 inspections were conducted during this year&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">International Roadcheck enforcement campaign</a>, of which 42,236 were Level I inspections, the most comprehensive vehicle inspection level. Of Level I inspections, 21.percent of vehicles and 3.4 percent of drivers were placed out of service due to critical item violations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:03:00 +0000 203851 at FMCSA awards $1M to help train veterans as commercial truck, bus drivers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation&rsquo;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it has awarded nearly <a href="">$1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges</a> across the country to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.&nbsp; The funding is provided through FMCSA&rsquo;s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) grant program.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:26:00 +0000 203761 at CBS report goes after older truckers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Like most popular media reports, the CBS News story on trucking, “Big Rigs, Big Problems,” opens with the sad remembrance of a crash victim and then proceeds to build the case that the industry, desperate for drivers, is recruiting the elderly to fill seats—and the crash rate for truckers 70+ years of age is on the rise.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Safety Running Lights Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:40:00 +0000 203631 at Getting at the ELD rule's mystifying byproduct: personal conveyance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The ELD final rule is full of specs and particulars, but the ones that consistently seem to raise the most questions with motor carriers deal with personal conveyance. FMCSA's enforcement and compliance chief discussed the topic and made an important announcement in that regard.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:51:00 +0000 203411 at <p>It&#39;s been awhile since Fleet Owner caught up with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the FMCSA Office of Enforcement and Compliance, for an update on ELDs. He recently discussed a practical approach to what&#39;s turned out to be one of the ELD mandate&#39;s most confounding issues for carriers: personal conveyance.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner FMCSA issues final rule to help military personnel obtain CDLs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a <a href="" target="_blank">final rule amending its commercial driver&rsquo;s license</a> (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by simplifying the process of obtaining a commercial learner&rsquo;s permit (CLP) or CDL.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:43:00 +0000 203191 at Truck groups question RI's plans to restrict truck access to roads <div class="field-deck"> RIDOT providing strategies to prevent trucks from using alternative routes in state </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Late last week, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced that it executed 13 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the Federal Highway Administration regarding the <a href="" target="_blank">state&rsquo;s plan to implement bridge tolls on large commercial trucks</a>. Trucking groups, which have vocally opposed truck-only tolls from the governor&rsquo;s initial proposal, are concerned about how the state plans to police trucks that end up using secondary roads to avoid tolls.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:16:00 +0000 202991 at More regs: What to expect, when, why <div class="field-deck"> New highway bill calls for 20 FMCSA rulemakings; here's what coming </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A high-ranking official with FMCSA assured fleet executives that "we don’t just make things up" and that the "vast majority" of the agency's rulemakings are mandated by Congress. Indeed, the five-year highway bill enacted last December calls for 20 rulemakings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:00:00 +0000 202971 at