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Hours of service changes, driver pay reform could come before Congress soon, defense to both already begun

Both chambers of Congress are expected to begin work soon on federal appropriations bills for the 2017 fiscal year, and lawmakers will likely, as in recent years, use their 2017 DOT funding bills as vehicles to implement hours of service changes or other trucking industry-related policy reforms. Two key trucking items likely to see action in the appropriations process include a fix to the hours of service legislative screw-up from […]

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DOT unveils proposal to tackle traffic congestion

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration issued a notice of proposed rule making on Monday that outlines new requirements for state transportation agencies to collect and use better data on travel times and to monitor the performance of the nation’s highways. The move is part of the agency’s effort to improve congestion. DOT said the proposal will provide greater consistency in how states measure traffic congestion, which can benefit […]


Potholes Can Be Avoided

A recent study released by AAA estimates that potholes cost drivers more than $3 billion annually. The costs come in the form of bent wheels, blown tires and suspension damage and, over the past five years, have impacted more than 16 million drivers. “Potholes can cause extensive damage to your vehicle and create unsafe conditions for everyone on the road,” said Share the Road Professional Truck Driver Byron Bramwell (YRC […]

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CVSA’s 2016 International Roadcheck to be held June 7-9

International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors  in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections. International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9. During International Roadcheck, inspectors primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and […]


OOIDA files suit challenging electronic logging device mandate

As expected, the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association has filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule. The association argued in its appeal of the ELD mandate that is requiring electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles does not advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. If you are interested in […]

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Happy Holidays

During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. To our owner-operators and drivers for their dedication and hard work, and to our customers for their continued loyalty: Thank You and Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year


34-Hour Restart Rule Rollback

RTSI has worked diligently with the ATA to help get HR83 through Congress. Signed into law last week, the bill suspends certain restrictions that went into effect July 1, 2013: “Section 133 temporarily suspends enforcement of the hours-of-service regulation related to the restart provisions that went into effect on July 1, 2013 and directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the operational, safety, health and fatigue aspects of the […]

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