Here we are at the end of the year again We hope you are all enjoying the holiday season as much as we are. It is amazing how quiet it gets in this industry at this time of the year. Is anyone working? Our year in review will be coming in January so we will keep this short.
DRIVER INSPECTION REPORTS – The FMCSA has delayed implementation of driver inspection reports required under the agency’s new regulations for intermodal chassis. The deadline for having a process to handle reports has been pushed to June, 2010, although all other rules went into effect December 17, 2009.
CONGRESSIONAL MOVES – Before departing for any holiday break, Congress approved more than $40 billion in new highway spending for 2010. They also approved a truck-weight exemption which allows trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to use interstate high-ways in Maine and Vermont. They also dropped the prohibition for funding the federal pilot program allowing trucking across the U.S./Mexico border. Of course as the program is no longer in place funding it is not important. Read More