Bits & Pieces

Volume 12, Edition 1

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

Volume 11, Edition 12

Volume 11, Edition 12 (posted 12/29/2008)

Well here we are at the end of the year.  Time does fly. We are keeping this one extra short as our year in review report will be coming to you shortly.  Hope your holidays were pleasant and we wish you prosperity and peace in the coming year.

NEW DOT LEADER – President Elect Obama has tapped Illinois Representative Raymond Lahood as the next head of the DOT. If confirmed he should be a busy man, as President Elect Obama has called for $500 billion to be invested into roads, bridges and other infrastructure as part of a plan to improve transportation and create 2.5 million jobs by 2011.
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