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Hours of Service Regulations Upheld; A Decade of Court Battles Finally Over?

The Hours of Service battle in the courts has been going on for a decade. Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. upheld the bulk of the new HOS regulations. The court wrote that “the third time’s a charm,” referencing the fact that this court had overturned the regulations twice in the past. The …

Trucking Exec Raises Concerns over Higher Tolls and Safety

Speaking on behalf of the American Trucking Association, an NFI officer cautioned the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee recently that rising toll rates are a threat to consumers, the trucking industry, and the safety of travelers using our nation’s roadways. Work Truck Magazine reported in a recent issue that Steve Grabell, NFI Chief Financial …

HOS Rules Waived for Relief Trucks in 10 Storm-Struck States

Extreme weather has prompted governors to suspend hours-of-service rules for relief supply trucks in the following 10 states: Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia. Specifically, Hurricane Irene and Missouri River floods have driven these temporary HOS waivers. Some fuel taxes and special size and weight permit requirements …

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