4 Major Changes Proposed for HOS Regulations

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4 Major Changes Proposed for HOS Regulations

            Truck drivers and carriers have complained that many of the existing hours of service (HOS) regulations are too restrictive if not outright impossible to adhere to while maintaining customer expectations for deliveries. However, it is not these complaints that sparked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s interest in revising

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Cyber Security for Your Small Business

Cyber Security for Your Small Business High-profile cyber attacks on companies such as Sony, Target and Zappos have generated national headlines and have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, Symantec and the National Cybersecurity Alliance suggest that many small business owners are still operating

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Transportation Regulatory Updates: MAP-21, FAST Act, CSA Data, and GHG Emissions

Several potentially significant transportation regulatory items have recently surfaced in the news causing much discussion and preparation for motor carriers across the country. These include: CSA raw data once again available to public Highway safety improvement reporting requirement for states removed High risk rural roads provision removed Greenhouse gas regulatory documents released EPA & NHTSA

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Webinar: ELD Final Rule Published – Overview & Impact

Interstate Motor Carriers and Sentry Insurance invite you to a complimentary, educational web seminar to learn how the new ELD Final Rule will impact your transportation business. Subject matter expert speaker Daniel Grant, Director of Safety Services at Sentry Insurance, will provide an overview of the ELD mandate, including compliance requirements and implementation timelines. Mr.

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Making Your Move on ELDs

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) missed its October 30 deadline for issuing its final rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), the new regulation should be out soon. Dave Osiecki, senior vice president of policy and regulatory affairs for American Trucking Associations (ATA), told attendees at a recent conference he’s “pretty confident” the

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URS Extends Implementation Effective Dates

Any motor carrier that must comply with MCA80 and attach MCS90 will have to file for proof of financial responsibility under the new regulations. The effective date these regulations has been pushed back to a 9/30/16 implementation and 12/31/16 for enforcement. At present, only for-hire motor carriers who have applied for authority to haul processed goods of

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National “SmartPark” System Could Save Industry $4.4 Billion Annually

Could a national “SmartPark” initiative for the trucking industry become a reality soon? Pilot programs that give truckers real-time information about parking availability are well underway in Tennessee and Michigan. The goals of the projects are to reduce driver fatigue, better adhere to hours of service requirements, and improve drivers’ work conditions. Commercial truck drivers

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