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2011-03-04 14:58:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments today in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding Hours of Service of Drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) In the comments, NACD expressed grave concerns about the FMCSA's December 29 proposed hours of service rule. The...

2011-02-28 16:51:00

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed initiative for reducing trucking accidents would limit driving time, adding driver availability to the list of in-demand capacity resources. Cutting just one hour from a driver's daily clock reduces their wages, adds to carrier costs and has a ripple effect the length of the international supply chain. This week, The Journal of Commerce Cover Story examines opposition on various sides of...

2011-02-16 15:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Hours of Service "Regulatory Impact Analysis" has found the Agency wildly overstated the proposal's benefits. While the agency claims its proposal would result in up to $380 million in annual benefits, an Edgeworth Economics' independent review finds that proposal would result in net costs, and not benefits, of approximately $320 million a year. The...

2011-01-21 16:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting State Transportation Secretary Scott Christie has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. This step was taken to ensure that supplies of these products are quickly replenished following the below-normal temperatures and extreme weather Pennsylvania experienced during December. Governor Tom...

2011-01-19 11:50:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Graves, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations sent a letter today to President Obama concerning his new Executive Order and its applicability to this Administration's recently proposed Hours-of-Service rule changes. "Timing is everything Mr. President, and the timing of your 'Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review' Executive Order could not have been better," stated Graves in his letter. (Logo:...

2011-01-12 15:26:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a cause of truck crashes, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today. Without this, and several other ill-considered revised assumptions, the proposed rule would fail the...

2011-01-12 00:01:32

Making electronic on-board recorders mandatory in addition to the FMCSA's proposed tightening of its hours-of-service regulations would help to keep tired truckers off Georgia's highways and interstates, Atlanta truck accident lawyer Bruce Millar says. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Even though the trucking industry widely believes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has gone too far with recently proposed changes to its hour-of-service regulations, Atlanta truck accident...

2011-01-06 00:01:48

Proposed federal rules changes would guarantee that commercial truck drivers get needed rest and reduce the risk of truck wrecks, Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer Marion Munley says. Scranton, PA (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 Pennsylvania truck accident attorney Marion Munley says she fully supports proposed changes to the federal hours of service regulations because they would help keep drowsy truck drivers off the road and protect other motorists. "Our law firm has represented truck accident...

2010-12-29 15:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. This step was taken to ensure that supplies of these products are quickly replenished following the below-normal temperatures and extreme weather Pennsylvania experienced during December. Governor Edward G....

2010-12-23 14:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a self-described effort to get the hours of service rules "right" for professional truck drivers, the Obama Administration missed the mark in many ways with their December 23, 2010 proposal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) The Obama Administration's proposal is "overly complex, chock full of unnecessary restrictions on professional truck drivers and, at its core, would substantially reduce trucking's...