Regulations en Product, services round-up offers fleets, shippers a sampling of systems available to help ensure compliance with FDA rules <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SINCE April, large food haulers were required to comply with the Food and Drug Administration&rsquo;s new sanitary food transportation rules that were developed under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Smaller food carriers must comply by April 6, 2018.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:41:00 +0000 56811 at EPA takes ‘big first step’ on trailer GHG reconsideration <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Jones </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Maybe trailers shouldn&rsquo;t be considered motor vehicles after all. The federal agencies responsible for implementing the next phase of heavy-duty fuel efficiency standards have notified the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association that the industry&rsquo;s concerns warrant a formal reconsideration of the regulation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:58:00 +0000 56771 at Comments sought on fuel transport request for exemption from 30-minute rest break requirement <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) is seeking comments regarding an application from the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc (NTTC) requesting exemption for fuel transport drivers from the requirement that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) take a 30-minute rest break. Comments must be received on or before October 26.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:03:00 +0000 56761 at Over 30 organizations calling for delay of electronic logging device mandate <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A diverse group of industries have formed a coalition that is growing in membership while making an appeal to delay a federal regulation requiring trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices.</p> <p>The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is just one member of the group of 31 organizations in the coalition (listed below). Industries represented include agriculture, pyrotechnics, utility contractors, livestock, and several others that will be negatively impacted by the mandate.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:28:00 +0000 56741 at FMCSA issues Emergency Declaration ahead of Hurricane Irma <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As it did for Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Regional Emergency Declaration as Hurricane Irma was nearing the coast of Florida. The declaration covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the US Virgin Islands.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:00:00 +0000 56431 at ATA applauds rejection of effort to delay ELD implementation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations thanked the House of Representatives for rejecting an 11th hour effort to delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate, slated for December.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:57:00 +0000 56421 at FMCSA addresses regional fuel shortages due to Hurricane Harvey <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) anticipates a broad regional shortage of fuel products, including gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, propane, and home heating oil. The shortages are due to refinery delays and interruption of delivery through pipelines as a result of damage from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:44:00 +0000 56161 at TSA issues Security Awareness Message on potential use of H2S in terrorist attack <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sent out a Security Awareness Message to industry partners (including tank truck fleets) to encourage them to be aware of the potential threat posed by homegrown violent extremists (HVE).</p> <p>Recent reporting in open source media has referred to the use of an improvised device designed to disperse hydrogen sulfide gas in enclosed spaces, possibly including transportation vehicles or venues.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Hazmat/Safety News Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +0000 55911 at ATA fears reopening of GHG Phase 2 rule could undermine federal uniformity <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations officials said they were concerned that by moving to reopen the second phase of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could be setting the stage for California to impose a de facto national standard, superseding federal rules.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:43:00 +0000 55881 at TRALA worried about fallout from EPA'S plan to review portions of GHG II rule for trailers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On August 17, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they would &quot;revisit&quot; portions of the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration&#39;s (NHTSA) joint rule on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Phase II.</p> <p>In its release, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the EPA will focus on portions of the rule affecting trailers and glider kits. Administrator Pruitt said that the EPA intends to initiate a new rule which &quot;incorporates the latest technical data, and is wholly consistent with our authority under the Clean Air Act.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Green Trends News Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:04:00 +0000 55871 at