Regulations http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en FMCSA, FRA drop proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-fra-drop-proposed-rulemaking-obstructive-sleep-apnea <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) withdraw the March 10, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and its potential consequences for the safety of highway and rail transportation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-fra-drop-proposed-rulemaking-obstructive-sleep-apnea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-fra-drop-proposed-rulemaking-obstructive-sleep-apnea#comments Regulations News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0000 55691 at http://bulktransporter.com AFTC teams with AFFI on food safety compliance self-assessment tool http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/aftc-teams-affi-food-safety-compliance-self-assessment-tool-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations&#39; Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, along with the American Frozen Food Institute, launched a new online self-assessment tool to help motor carriers evaluate their processes and procedures for complying with the Food and Drug administration&rsquo;s Food Safety Modernization Act.</p> <p>&quot;The changing regulatory environment can be a challenge for motor carriers,&quot; said AFTC Executive Director Jon Samson. &quot;This tool can help fleets ensure they are complying with these rules related to the transportation of food.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/aftc-teams-affi-food-safety-compliance-self-assessment-tool-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/aftc-teams-affi-food-safety-compliance-self-assessment-tool-0#comments Regulations News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:19:00 +0000 55611 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA offering overview of Crash Preventability Demonstration Program http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-offering-overview-crash-preventability-demonstration-program <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On August 1, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will begin accepting Requests for Data Review (RDRs) into its Crash Preventability Demonstration Program through DataQs.</p> <p>Crashes eligible for the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program must have occured on or after June 1, 2017. The Crash Preventability Demonstration Program is expected to last a minimum of 24 months.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-offering-overview-crash-preventability-demonstration-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-offering-overview-crash-preventability-demonstration-program#comments Regulations Hazmat/Safety News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 01:00:00 +0000 55491 at http://bulktransporter.com PHMSA clarifies requirements for cargo tank accident damage protection devices http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-clarifies-requirements-cargo-tank-accident-damage-protection-devices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a letter of clarification on cargo tank accident damage protection devices. The clarification relates to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to the manufacture of Department of Transportation (DOT) specification cargo tanks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-clarifies-requirements-cargo-tank-accident-damage-protection-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-clarifies-requirements-cargo-tank-accident-damage-protection-devices#comments Regulations News Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:08:00 +0000 55301 at http://bulktransporter.com Trucking groups offer opposing views on efforts to delay ELD deadline http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-groups-offer-opposing-views-efforts-delay-eld-deadline <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations recently sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expressing ATA&rsquo;s staunch opposition to any effort that would delay the December implementation deadline for electronic logging devices.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-groups-offer-opposing-views-efforts-delay-eld-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-groups-offer-opposing-views-efforts-delay-eld-deadline#comments Regulations News Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:06:00 +0000 55291 at http://bulktransporter.com OOIDA says Senate bill on human trafficking unfairly attacks truck driver community http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-says-senate-bill-human-trafficking-unfairly-attacks-truck-driver-community <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports efforts to combat human trafficking but opposes the recently proposed S 1532 legislation, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act.</p> <p>The bill, introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD), would disqualify individuals from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for their lifetime if they used a commercial motor vehicle to commit a felony involving human trafficking. The Association says the bill unfairly singles out truckers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-says-senate-bill-human-trafficking-unfairly-attacks-truck-driver-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-says-senate-bill-human-trafficking-unfairly-attacks-truck-driver-community#comments Regulations News Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:16:00 +0000 55171 at http://bulktransporter.com PHMSA preempts NYC permit scheme for truck transport of hazardous materials http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-preempts-nyc-permit-scheme-truck-transport-hazardous-materials <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced in the <em>Federal Register </em>that federal hazardous materials&nbsp; transportation law preempts the controversial Fire Department of the City of New&nbsp; York&#39;s permit and inspection requirements, FC 2707.4 and 105.6 (transportation of hazardous materials), with respect to trucks based&nbsp; outside the inspecting jurisdiction, because scheduling and conducting&nbsp; a vehicle inspection (as required for a permit) may cause unnecessary&nbsp; delays in the transportation of hazardous materials from locations outsid</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-preempts-nyc-permit-scheme-truck-transport-hazardous-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-preempts-nyc-permit-scheme-truck-transport-hazardous-materials#comments Regulations News Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:57:00 +0000 55091 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA planning ELD implementation national tour http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-planning-eld-implementation-national-tour <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The US Department of Transportation&rsquo;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced dates for its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour--a public education and outreach campaign geared towards helping commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transition to ELDs.</p> <p>In several cities across the country, FMCSA subject matter experts will lead driver-focused presentations and panel discussions on ELD implementation.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-planning-eld-implementation-national-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-planning-eld-implementation-national-tour#comments Regulations News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:28:00 +0000 55071 at http://bulktransporter.com PHMSA adjusting to new political landscape http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-adjusting-new-political-landscape <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DR Rachel A Meidl, deputy associate administrator in the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), doesn&rsquo;t know the exact nature of the budget that Congress will ultimately pass.</p> <p>But based on President Trump&rsquo;s &ldquo;skinny budget&rdquo; released in March and the revised budget released in late May&mdash;both of which proposed the elimination of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB)&mdash;she says that &ldquo;certainly there will be some sort of decrease in our budget.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-adjusting-new-political-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-adjusting-new-political-landscape#comments Fleet Management Regulations Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:37:00 +0000 54671 at http://bulktransporter.com Huntstock/Thinkstock New Saskatchewan law allows wide-base single tires for heavy trucks http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/new-saskatchewan-law-allows-wide-base-single-tires-heavy-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Michelin North America (Canada) Inc recently recognized the leaders of the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, and the Saskatchewan Trucking Association, who worked collaboratively for the province to become Canada&#39;s fourth to enact regulations that permit the trucking industry to increase hauling and payload capacity, while reducing its carbon footprint.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/new-saskatchewan-law-allows-wide-base-single-tires-heavy-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/new-saskatchewan-law-allows-wide-base-single-tires-heavy-trucks#comments Trucks Regulations News Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:53:00 +0000 54941 at http://bulktransporter.com