Bits & Pieces

Volume 12, Edition 12

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

Volume 12, Edition 11

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We hope you all had a pleasant Thanksgiving break.  How did we get to the end of the year once again?  With the holiday season upon us, we wish you all health and happiness.

This month we report:

HOURS OF SERVICE RULES.  As we reported last month there is some movement underway to modify the hours of service rules.  The DOT has advised that it will have new hours of service rules to the White House in 9 months and publish a final rule within 21 months. Perhaps the hours of service rules will be finalized by the time they open the border, as they both seem to have taken a extraordinarily long time. Read More

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