Another legislative proposal was introduced in the US House to address HOS issues. The bill entitled Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety (HOURS) Act (HR6178) will provide hours-of-service (HOS) relief, according to the information released by the American Trucking Associations. Read more

 

FMCSA has extended the comment period for the Small Business in Transportation Coalition request for an exemption from the electronic logging requirement., which includes carriers with fewer than 50 employees. The comment period is being extended to July 16, 2018. Read more

 

In 2016 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a proposal to conduct a pilot program to allow 18 – 20-year old drivers with verifiable military driving experience to operate trucks in interstate commerce. The proposal included a comment period, with comments submitted both in favor, and against the proposed program. Read more

 

Veteran trucking executives know that good times will not last forever. Whether it is public policy, the economy, or technology innovations, the freight market is always changing. Read more

 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will take place July 15-21, 2018. Traffic safety and enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers as they work toward zero deaths on our roadways. Read more

 

Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards. Read more

 

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the state Department of Transportation’s outline for projects that will be conducted over the next several years. Read more

 

The SBA Office of Advocacy is an independent office that serves as a voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Read more

 

Kirkwood’s Continuing Education and Training center will be hosting their first “Rollin’ Rally” on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00AM-2:00PM at their location, 101 50th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA. Read more

 

Yet another bill intended to bring about reforms to hours of service and electronic logging rules for drivers hauling livestock and ag commodities has been filed in the U.S. Senate. Read more