Regulations http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en FMCSA to hold ELD public meeting on device specs for ELD manufacturers http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-hold-eld-public-meeting-device-specs-eld-manufacturers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a May 9 public ELD meeting for discussing device specs with ELD manufacturers.</p> <p>The ELD mandate is set to take effect on December 18. There are over 3.5 million commercial truck drivers that would require electronic logging devices to stay compliant. And although there are many ELD manufacturers, there are concerns about how compliant their electronic logging devices actually are.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-hold-eld-public-meeting-device-specs-eld-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-hold-eld-public-meeting-device-specs-eld-manufacturers#comments Regulations News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:25:00 +0000 53561 at http://bulktransporter.com State of New York ordered to pay $44.4 million to truckers http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/state-new-york-ordered-pay-444-million-truckers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation&rsquo;s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, successfully wrapped up a class action lawsuit against New York&rsquo;s Department of Taxation and Finance on April 19.</p> <p>The state&rsquo;s Supreme Court--which is the state&rsquo;s trial court--ordered that New York pay a total of $44,429,473 for an unconstitutional registration and decal fee.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/state-new-york-ordered-pay-444-million-truckers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/state-new-york-ordered-pay-444-million-truckers#comments Regulations News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:14:00 +0000 53521 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA adjusts civil penalties assessed by the agency http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-adjusts-civil-penalties-assessed-agency <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended the civil penalties listed in its regulations to ensure that the civil penalties assessed or enforced by the Agency reflect the statutorily mandated ranges as adjusted for inflation. The changes were effective April 24.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-adjusts-civil-penalties-assessed-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-adjusts-civil-penalties-assessed-agency#comments Regulations News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:17:00 +0000 53501 at http://bulktransporter.com PHMSA raises fines for federal hazmat transport violations http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-raises-fines-federal-hazmat-transport-violations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced increases in the maximum and minimum civil penalties for knowing violations of the federal hazardous materials transportation law or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under that law. The penalty increases took effect April 19.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-raises-fines-federal-hazmat-transport-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/phmsa-raises-fines-federal-hazmat-transport-violations#comments Regulations News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:14:00 +0000 53491 at http://bulktransporter.com Trucking associations support Rhode Island legislature minority Leader’s bill to repeal toll law http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-associations-support-rhode-island-legislature-minority-leader-s-bill-repeal-tol <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Rhode Island Trucking Association joined the American Trucking Associations in praising State Representative Patricia Morgan&rsquo;s (R-District 26) bill to repeal the RhodeWorks toll law. Minority Leader Morgan introduced the legislation at the State House in mid-April.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-associations-support-rhode-island-legislature-minority-leader-s-bill-repeal-tol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-associations-support-rhode-island-legislature-minority-leader-s-bill-repeal-tol#comments Regulations News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:14:00 +0000 53391 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA will hold public listening session on highly automated commercial vehicles http://bulktransporter.com/technology/fmcsa-will-hold-public-listening-session-highly-automated-commercial-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The US Department of Transportation&rsquo;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it will hold a public listening session to solicit information on issues relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of highly automated commercial vehicles.</p> <p>Interested parties will have an opportunity to share their views and any data or analysis on this topic with Agency representatives.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/technology/fmcsa-will-hold-public-listening-session-highly-automated-commercial-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/technology/fmcsa-will-hold-public-listening-session-highly-automated-commercial-vehicles#comments Regulations Technology News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:09:00 +0000 53371 at http://bulktransporter.com OOIDA takes ELD fight to the US Supreme Court http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-takes-eld-fight-us-supreme-court <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), a national association of small-business truckers filed an appeal to the US Supreme Court regarding a lawsuit against a government mandate to electronically track commercial truck drivers.</p> <p>The appeal seeks a review of a ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The court had ruled against the association last year on its lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-takes-eld-fight-us-supreme-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-takes-eld-fight-us-supreme-court#comments Regulations News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:03:00 +0000 53341 at http://bulktransporter.com Update to international hazmat standards changes rules for cargo tank repairs in Canada http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/update-international-hazmat-standards-changes-rules-cargo-tank-repairs-canada <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although there is a general freeze on new regulations, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) was approved to issue<a href="https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/phmsa-final-rule-amends-hmr-to-maintain-consistency-with-international-regulations"> HM-215N</a> as a final rule. This rule updates the hazardous materials regulations to reflect changes in various international hazardous materials standards.</p> <p>Called the &ldquo;harmonization rule,&rdquo; it normally does not affect cargo tanks, but this year is different. Section 180.413 has been amended to:</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/update-international-hazmat-standards-changes-rules-cargo-tank-repairs-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/update-international-hazmat-standards-changes-rules-cargo-tank-repairs-canada#comments Tank Repair Regulations News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:03:00 +0000 53271 at http://bulktransporter.com Trucking groups encouraged by inclusion of TWIC reforms in security legislation http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-groups-encouraged-inclusion-twic-reforms-security-legislation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trucking groups, including the American Trucking Associations, National Tank Truck Carriers, and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association thanked the leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation to improve the efficiency and security of the trucking industry by moving the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program closer to a &ldquo;one-stop shop&rdquo; for security clearances.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-groups-encouraged-inclusion-twic-reforms-security-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/trucking-groups-encouraged-inclusion-twic-reforms-security-legislation#comments Regulations News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:19:00 +0000 53171 at http://bulktransporter.com OOIDA “Knock Out Bad Regs” campaign kicks off at MATS http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-knock-out-bad-regs-campaign-kicks-mats <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the organization representing US professional and small-business truckers, launched an energetic campaign March 23 at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY to encourage its members to push back against excessive trucking regulations.</p> <p>The &ldquo;<a href="http://www.fightingfortruckers.com">Knock Out Bad Regs</a>&rdquo; effort will give OOIDA members the tools to hold the Administration and Congress to their pledge to reduce regulations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-knock-out-bad-regs-campaign-kicks-mats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/ooida-knock-out-bad-regs-campaign-kicks-mats#comments Tank Fleets Regulations News Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:45:00 +0000 53051 at http://bulktransporter.com