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    FMCSA names BakerHostetler partner as lead counsel

    The agency noted Melody Drummond Hansen's experience in emerging transportation technologies, such as fleet management to electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Advisory committee split on underride guard guidance

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association criticized the divided viewpoints and called for more research.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Trucking Dive

    These five stories detail the top trends and issues facing the trucking and transportation industry. 

    By Trucking Dive staff
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    Emergency waivers extended for Baltimore truckers

    The FMCSA will continue to relax ELD and hours of service rules until July 15.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Speed limiter rulemaking postponed to 2025

    The latest delay will push any potential rule until after the presidential election this fall.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Cannabis rescheduling won’t affect truck driver testing, Buttigieg says

    The transportation secretary detailed the department’s stance on potential effects of a pending policy shift by the Biden administration.

    By July 1, 2024
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    DOT appoints acting AI chief to lead FMCSA

    The selection of Vinn White as acting administrator highlights the growing role of automation in transportation.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Corn growers file legal challenge against EPA’s trucking emissions rule

    Industry groups argue that a transition to battery-powered trucks would have unintended consequences for the biofuels and agricultural industries.

    By Nathan Owens • June 25, 2024
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    Paccar recalls thousands of trucks due to potential loss of steering

    A ball stud could break, and owners should not drive the vehicles until they’re fixed, safety officials said.

    By June 24, 2024
  • Chamber of Commerce decries nuclear verdicts, Werner case

    Such cases leave carriers liable for upwards of $10 million, drive up insurance fees and increase consumer prices, the chamber wrote in a filing Tuesday.

    By June 21, 2024
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    FMCSA approves 25% registration fee increase

    An annual fee for the smallest entities will rise to $46, and the largest entities’ rate will reach $44,836.

    By June 17, 2024
  • A truck hauls a red Textainer shipping container on a blue chassis with Port of Virginia mudflaps on tree-lined Interstate 95 North in Maryland.
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    FMCSA extends Baltimore bridge collapse emergency waivers

    The second, and likely final, extension of ELD and hours of service rules ends June 22.

    By June 13, 2024
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    FMCSA to hold in-person listening session on potential safety fitness test changes

    The agency will also hold additional virtual-only sessions and accept written comments on the subject.

    By June 12, 2024
  • A safety driver monitors a self-driving Kodiak tractor-trailer navigate a turning ramp of a highway.
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    ‘A totally different world’: Autonomous trucks prepare to go driverless in Texas

    Trucking Dive rode in a heavy-duty AV and toured Aurora and Kodiak sites to experience the developing technology firsthand.

    By June 11, 2024
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    How climate change is hitting highways

    Resilience is a key consideration for road builders amid a slew of new environmental conditions, said a Federal Highway Administration official at the recent 2024 NIBS conference in Washington, D.C.

    By Julie Strupp • June 10, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By June 7, 2024
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    FMCSA announces $479M in safety grants

    The funding to state agencies pays for law enforcement to conduct commercial vehicle inspections, investigations and audits.

    By June 6, 2024
  • (From left to right) FMCSA head Robin Hutcheson, Executive Director Jack Van Steenburg, Chief Counsel Earl Adams Jr. and Director of External Affairs Kala Wright take questions at ATA MCE 2022.
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    Former FMCSA chief safety officer opens trucking consulting firm

    Jack Van Steenburg announced the establishment of CMV Consulting Experts on LinkedIn. 

    By June 6, 2024
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    NY governor stops Manhattan congestion pricing plan ‘indefinitely’

    The plan to help fund the transit authority by charging drivers entering Manhattan’s central business district faced fierce opposition from a trucking group, labor unions, taxi drivers and commuters.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 6, 2024
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    Execs from Cummins and J&M Tank Lines join ATRI board

    Cummins’ Brett Merritt and J&M Tank Lines’ Harold Sumerford Jr. were appointed by Board Chairman Derek Leathers, Werner’s CEO.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Delaware bill seeks to require safety operators aboard large AVs

    An updated proposal also would require a state transportation report be sent to legislators.

    By June 3, 2024
  • American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear addresses attendees of the 2023 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition on Monday.
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    ATA extends CEO’s contract through 2029

    The trucking industry group’s board voted to add another three years to Chris Spear’s term as president.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Lawmakers propose crash victim advocate role

    The federal DOT job would connect stakeholders with the transportation secretary.

    By May 31, 2024
  • An AiLogistics-branded Nikola fuel cell electric truck without a trailer is parked on a lot in Las Vegas.
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    AiLogistics orders 100 Nikola fuel cell electric trucks

    The zero-emission vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to the California drayage provider next year.

    By May 30, 2024
  • A truck travels along Interstate 80 on March 29, 2024 in Berkeley, California, in heavy traffic.
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    California State Assembly advances revived AV safety operator bill

    The proposal repeats a nearly identical version that Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected last September.

    By May 29, 2024
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    FHWA promotes chief counsel to deputy administrator

    Kristin White, former COO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, was the agency’s top attorney for less than a year.

    By May 28, 2024