The results of ATRI’s analysis “appears to support the contention that the July 1, 2013 restart rule did, in fact, have the outcome intended by FMCSA; that being the shift of truck trips from nighttime driving to daytime driving,” stated the authors, Daniel Murray, vice president of research, and Jeffrey Short, senior research associate.
With a proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks looming in the coming months, two of the trucking industry’s biggest lobbying groups reiterated last week their stances on the rulemaking.
ATA & OOIDA disagree on speed limiters. The American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, both of which separately sent letters to the Department of Transportation about the issue last week, stand on opposite sides of speed limiters.
Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their wages and employee status, months after another West Coast labor conflict cost major delays in billions of dollars of trade.
The move comes after a weekend vote from the Teamsters. Drivers from four companies are striking, but it wasn't immediately clear how many of the 16,000 truckers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would walk off the job. The strike is not expected to shut down all port business.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is yesterday (April 23) published a request for comments on a proposal to incentivize carriers to implement “practices and technologies” that go beyond simple adherence to federal safety regulations.
Incentives proposed by FMCSA include credit on CSA scores, credit on ISS scores and fewer roadside inspections.