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MMTA MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON HOS PROPOSALS

As most MMTA members already know, the U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled its proposed changes to federal Hours of Service. The rule, released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August, proposes several changes but maintains the regulation’s core principles. Federal rulemaking procedures are a long and in-depth process, and the MMTA will […]

ATA Tells Congress to Put Brakes on Spread of Tolls

YRCW Executive Testifies About Harm Tolling Does to Trucking Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations told a House subcommittee that the use of tolls to finance infrastructure construction and maintenance was inefficient, unsafe and damaging to the trucking industry. “While the trucking industry is willing to pay its fair share for infrastructure improvement, we […]

DOTAuthority.com ordered to refund businesses $757,946 (Landline)

LANDLINE ONLINE ARTICLE – CLICK HERE OR READ BELOW AUGUST 21, 2019 Small business owners who may have been duped by deceptive advertising by DOTAuthority.com may get some small relief. The Federal Trade Commission has ordered the company to issue refunds totaling more than $750,000. On Monday, Aug. 19, the Federal Trade Commission announced that […]

The Importance of Tire Safety – Guest Column

Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’…. By Jim McCurdy, CEO/Founder – Maine Commercial Tire And they “roll-on” whether attached to a truck or not.  While travelling along our highways watching opposing traffic, we don’t give much thought to dodging a flying wheel assembly. But a recent and heart wrenching tragedy brings wheel-end safety into sharp focus […]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers

FMCSA Press Release August 14, 2019 Contact: FMCSA Public Affairs Tel.: (202) 366-9999 Email: FMCSA.PublicAffairs@dot.gov    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations […]

FMCSA PROPOSING PERMANENT AND EXPANDED VERSION OF THE 2017 CRASH PREVENTABILITY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

Reprinted from ATA’s Dispatch The new program, announced earlier this month, seeks to adjust the crash types used in the original program as well as remove crashes deemed “not preventable” from the Safety Measurement System scoring methodology. The agency proposes combining two of the crash types: those resulting from infrastructure failure, falling trees, rocks and […]

ATRI Opens Industry Issues Survey

Reprinted from Transport Topics Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter July 29, 2019 1:30 PM, EDT The American Transportation Research Institute is accepting comments and concerns from trucking industry representatives. The nonprofit research organization launched its 2019 Top Industry Issues Survey on July 29. The survey, conducted every year, invites members of the industry to rank the […]