Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en House Dem's NAFTA redo would drop cross-border trucking provision http://fleetowner.com/regulations/house-dems-nafta-redo-would-drop-cross-border-trucking-provision <div class="field-deck"> DeFazio 'blueprint' calls for trade renegotiation to begin by June 1 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If President Trump wants to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, a group of House Democrats is ready and willing to provide the blueprint. Led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D.-OR), the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the resolution introduced Thursday includes a provision that would remove the cross-border trucking requirement—a long-problematic clause in the current trade deal.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/house-dems-nafta-redo-would-drop-cross-border-trucking-provision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/house-dems-nafta-redo-would-drop-cross-border-trucking-provision#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:49:00 +0000 212041 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock Trucking exec ‘stuns’ senator with safety stats http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-exec-stuns-senator-safety-stats <div class="field-deck"> Cooperation among trucking, Congress, regulators is ‘pathway’ to improvement </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A leading Senate proponent of more strict truck safety regulations called it “stunning,” after hearing the details of fleet-wide accident reductions through investment in advanced safety systems—but the CEO of one of the country’s largest trucking companies quickly explained that the trucking industry didn’t need more regulations, just the “right” ones.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-exec-stuns-senator-safety-stats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-exec-stuns-senator-safety-stats#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:42:00 +0000 211991 at http://fleetowner.com ATA task force meets with Chao, congressional leaders http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ata-task-force-meets-chao-congressional-leaders <div class="field-deck"> Intelligent Transportation Society of America releases public policy roadmap that provides recommendations for transportation technologies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>This week, members of the American Trucking Assns.&rsquo; Infrastructure Task Force traveled to Washington to meet with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and key members of Congress to urge swift action to move forward with a long-term infrastructure spending package to address the need for highway and bridge improvements.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ata-task-force-meets-chao-congressional-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ata-task-force-meets-chao-congressional-leaders#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:05:00 +0000 211431 at http://fleetowner.com <p>This week, members of the American Trucking Assns.&rsquo; Infrastructure Task Force met with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and key members of Congress to urge action to move forward with a long-term infrastructure spending package.</p> CarriersEdge addresses food safety training http://fleetowner.com/regulations/carriersedge-addresses-food-safety-training <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CarriersEdge announced <a href="http://www.carriersedge.com" target="_blank">Food Safety for Drivers</a>, a training module for preparing drivers to meet the requirements of the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fda-releases-final-food-transportation-safety-rule" target="_blank">Food Safety Modernization Act</a> (FSMA).</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/carriersedge-addresses-food-safety-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/carriersedge-addresses-food-safety-training#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:02:00 +0000 211221 at http://fleetowner.com ATRI updates online idling regulations http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-updates-online-idling-regulations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) continues to <a href="http://www.atri-online.org" target="_blank">update and maintain a listing of state and local idling regulations</a> on its website.&nbsp; The listing is provided in two forms, an online compendium which provides detailed information and links to each of the 60 state and local regulations which have been identified; and a cab card which provides a consolidated listing of the state and local limits.&nbsp; The cab card is designed to be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-updates-online-idling-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-updates-online-idling-regulations#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 211171 at http://fleetowner.com Closing the education gap http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/closing-education-gap <div class="field-deck"> Even among fleet technicians, proper safety practices are lacking </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s been a while since I taught a class on truck tire and wheel service to fleet technicians. Most of my time is spent in the office or in meetings, so getting out in the field to teach is a welcome break from the normal grind.</p> <p>Last summer, I met an executive with a state trucking association at a training program for nonprofits. Being the only two people in the room who represented &ldquo;blue collar&rdquo; industries, we naturally hit it off&mdash;and it eventually led to a pilot training program for members of the association.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/closing-education-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/closing-education-gap#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:47:00 +0000 211011 at http://fleetowner.com Exempt me, please http://fleetowner.com/regulations/exempt-me-please <div class="field-deck"> Based on exemption requests, FMCSA needs to look at HOS again </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year. We all dread it, but it is one of the few things in life that is guaranteed&mdash;and that is death and taxes.</p> <p>You definitely don&rsquo;t want Uncle Sam to come knocking at your door, so if you haven&rsquo;t already done so, you are probably getting ready to&nbsp; file your income taxes. You gather your paperwork, download one of the electronic tax prep programs, and begin searching for exemptions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/exempt-me-please" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/exempt-me-please#comments News Regulations Silver Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:12:00 +0000 210961 at http://fleetowner.com Pro & Cons: Electric VS. Diesel http://fleetowner.com/fuel/pro-cons-electric-vs-diesel <div class="field-deck"> New fuel product or tried-and-true? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><h3>Pro: Hydrogen, electricity are the future</h3> <p><em>by </em>Trevor Milton, CEO and founder, Nikola Motor Co.</p> <p>In December, Nikola motor unveiled the world&rsquo;s first hydrogen electric commercial truck to over 600 experts at our Salt Lake City headquarters. To date, more than 200,000 people have watched the reveal video at nikolamotor.com and 1.5 billion people read 700-plus stories in the mainstream media about this breakthrough product.</p> <p>Why the excitement?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/pro-cons-electric-vs-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/pro-cons-electric-vs-diesel#comments Fuel News Regulations Silver Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0000 210901 at http://fleetowner.com Must read: Court nominee’s lively dissent in trucking case http://fleetowner.com/blog/must-read-court-nominee-s-lively-dissent-trucking-case <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I am not a lawyer but I am a writer, and based on my quick read of a couple of his opinions, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is wonderful. I just can't tell whether he's a devout pedant or a sly and merry prankster. I'd like to think he's both. Regardless, he's concerned that the federal government is too big and too powerful.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/must-read-court-nominee-s-lively-dissent-trucking-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/must-read-court-nominee-s-lively-dissent-trucking-case#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Running Lights Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:08:00 +0000 210741 at http://fleetowner.com Senate green-lights Chao to lead DOT http://fleetowner.com/regulations/senate-green-lights-chao-lead-dot <div class="field-deck"> Experienced and well connected, she's cleared easily despite Trump grumps </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With little discussion and by a 93-6 vote, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed nominee Elaine Chao to be the next Secretary of Transportation. The only real surprise is that she picked up those half-dozen ‘no’ votes—although, considering the growing frustration with President Donald Trump, that number might have been even higher.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/senate-green-lights-chao-lead-dot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/senate-green-lights-chao-lead-dot#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:34:00 +0000 210721 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Chao, joined by her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and other family members, was sworn in Tuesday evening by Vice President Mike Pence.</p> U.S. DOT