Regulations http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en FMCSA proposes easier, lower cost CDL process http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-proposes-easier-lower-cost-cdl-process <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on June 9 two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers. These proposed processes would simplify obtaining a commercial driver&rsquo;s license (CDL) for many individuals and reduce administrative expenses to both the driver applicant and state driver licensing agencies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-proposes-easier-lower-cost-cdl-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-proposes-easier-lower-cost-cdl-process#comments Regulations News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:56:00 +0000 54371 at http://bulktransporter.com Vopak Terminal Deer Park reaches agreement on improved emission controls http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/vopak-terminal-deer-park-reaches-agreement-improved-emission-controls <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Vopak Terminal Deer Park announced it has reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Justice, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Attorney General regarding emissions controls at its Deer Park TX facility.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/vopak-terminal-deer-park-reaches-agreement-improved-emission-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/vopak-terminal-deer-park-reaches-agreement-improved-emission-controls#comments Transloading Regulations News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:53:00 +0000 54361 at http://bulktransporter.com CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck now underway http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/cvsa-s-annual-international-roadcheck-now-underway <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year. CVSA&#39;s 30th annual International Roadcheck inspection week is underway.</p> <p>Last year during this enhanced inspection period, more than 21% of vehicles inspected were placed out of service, causing significant revenue losses. Shockingly, most violations were completely preventable.</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t be an out-of-service statistic. Here&rsquo;s what you need to know to protect yourself:</p> <p>&bull; Inspections are taking place for 72 hours between June 6-8.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/cvsa-s-annual-international-roadcheck-now-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/cvsa-s-annual-international-roadcheck-now-underway#comments Tank Fleets Regulations Hazmat/Safety Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:02:00 +0000 54331 at http://bulktransporter.com OOIDA cheers FMCSA decision to drop proposed insurance hike http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-cheers-fmcsa-decision-drop-proposed-insurance-hike <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced success in helping to force the withdrawal of a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rulemaking that would have arbitrarily increased insurance minimums for commercial motor carriers. In 2014, the FMCSA proposed increasing federally mandated levels of insurance coverage for property and passenger motor carriers from $750,000 to $4 million.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-cheers-fmcsa-decision-drop-proposed-insurance-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-cheers-fmcsa-decision-drop-proposed-insurance-hike#comments Regulations News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:01:00 +0000 54271 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA announces split sleeper berth pilot program http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-announces-split-sleeper-berth-pilot-program <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed a pilot program for 200 drivers who have their commercial driver&#39;s license and operate in sleeper berths. The study will last 90 days. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute as well as Washington State University will conduct this study in cooperation with FMCSA.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-announces-split-sleeper-berth-pilot-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-announces-split-sleeper-berth-pilot-program#comments Regulations News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:55:00 +0000 54261 at http://bulktransporter.com Presidential permit jump starts Presidio TX international bridge http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/presidential-permit-jump-starts-presidio-tx-international-bridge <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has received a Presidential Permit authorizing the State of Texas to proceed with construction of a bridge between Presidio TX and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Signed by the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, the permit allows for the building of a new two-lane second bridge structure to complement the existing two-lane bridge.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/presidential-permit-jump-starts-presidio-tx-international-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/presidential-permit-jump-starts-presidio-tx-international-bridge#comments Regulations News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:52:00 +0000 54251 at http://bulktransporter.com Construction group says President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget provides important first step http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/construction-group-says-president-trump-s-fiscal-2018-budget-provides-important-first-st <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A construction industry official urged members of Congress and the Administration to work together to adopt the right mix of public and private investments in infrastructure and identify long-term spending priorities</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/construction-group-says-president-trump-s-fiscal-2018-budget-provides-important-first-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/construction-group-says-president-trump-s-fiscal-2018-budget-provides-important-first-st#comments Regulations News Tue, 30 May 2017 19:22:00 +0000 54091 at http://bulktransporter.com NATSO knocks Trump Administration’s proposal calling for Interstate tolls, commercial rest areas http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/natso-knocks-trump-administration-s-proposal-calling-interstate-tolls-commercial-rest-ar <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NATSO President and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Mullings said the the Trump Administration&rsquo;s budget proposal would move in the wrong direction by proposing to &ldquo;liberalize tolling policy and allow private investment in rest areas.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/natso-knocks-trump-administration-s-proposal-calling-interstate-tolls-commercial-rest-ar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/natso-knocks-trump-administration-s-proposal-calling-interstate-tolls-commercial-rest-ar#comments Regulations News Tue, 30 May 2017 19:18:00 +0000 54081 at http://bulktransporter.com ATA praises Senate efforts on federal hair testing standards http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ata-praises-senate-efforts-federal-hair-testing-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations is applauding US Senator John Thune (R-SD) and a bipartisan group of senators for sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, urging federal guidelines for hair-test drug screening standards be expedited.</p> <p>Thune, chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, was joined by Senators John Boozman (R&ndash;AR), Joe Manchin (D&ndash;WV), Deb Fischer (R&ndash;NE) and Ron Johnson (R&ndash;WI) in signing the letter.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ata-praises-senate-efforts-federal-hair-testing-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ata-praises-senate-efforts-federal-hair-testing-standards#comments Regulations News Mon, 22 May 2017 14:55:00 +0000 53881 at http://bulktransporter.com NTTC, US DOT schedule 2017 Cargo Tank Test and Inspection Workshops http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/nttc-us-dot-schedule-2017-cargo-tank-test-and-inspection-workshops <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NTTC, US DOT schedule 2017 Cargo Tank Test and Inspection Workshops</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) has released the 2017 Cargo Tank Test &amp; Inspection Workshops schedule in partnership with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These co-sponsored workshops are designed to help cargo tank repair technicians, testers and inspectors comply with the regulations--whether as a bulk motor carrier or for a commercial tank repair facility.</p> <p>Cargo Tank Workshops for 2017 will be held:</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/nttc-us-dot-schedule-2017-cargo-tank-test-and-inspection-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/nttc-us-dot-schedule-2017-cargo-tank-test-and-inspection-workshops#comments Tank Repair Regulations News Wed, 10 May 2017 15:18:00 +0000 53701 at http://bulktransporter.com