Since you are all, hopefully, spending time digesting the annual report which also went out this week we are going to keep the “Bits and Pieces” extra short. There is not much news to report as the first part of the month was spent recapping last year and the second half of the month was consumed with the inauguration. President Obama is now in charge and Ray H. LaHood is now the sixteenth U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Change is on the way.
We also remind you that our annual seminar is now open for registration. The seminar is generally oversubscribed and we recommend that you register as soon as possible. You can get to the registration and program information by clicking here.
HOURS OF SERVICE – As one of his last actions before leaving the office at the FMCSA, John Hill rejected the appeal filed opposing the final hours of service rules. Mr. Hill indicated that the FMCSA data has not revealed any increase in accidents since the implementation of the rules in 2003. Don’t think that this is the end of the story. It is expected to be brought before the new governing body at the FMCSA. Read More