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Rep. DeFazio Urges Repeal of NAFTA Mexican Truck Program

On April 14, 2010, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) headed a bi-partisan group of seventy eight Members of Congress who sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk, asking them to renegotiate the section of the North American Free Trade Agreement that deals with the permitting of access …

More than Six Years in the Making: FMCSA Agrees to Reconsider Hours-of-Service Rule

The agreement filed today, October 26th, by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration [FMCSA] to reconsider its hours-of-service rule for commercial drivers comes after years of seemingly interminable posturing. For more than six years, the FMCSA has chosen not to take into account crucial criteria mandated by the courts. This included considering the working conditions of truckers in order to make them and …

New Rule Aims to Reduce Truck Accidents Involving Intermodal Transport

A new regulation, the Intermodal Equipment Final Rule, will be enforced as of December 17, leaving some companies scrambling to make sure they are in compliance. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the new rule: adopts regulations to implement section 4118 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy …

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