Category: Political

Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice
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Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice

The carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year has been indefinitely delayed, according to a notice posted to the Unified Carrier Registration board’s website Friday. The governing UCR Board of Directors has recommended that all states delay the enforcement period of 2018 registration compliance until 90 days after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

October 31, 2017October 31, 2017by
Trump nominates Raymond P. Martinez to head FMCSA
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Trump nominates Raymond P. Martinez to head FMCSA

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Raymond P. Martinez to run the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to an update posted to the White House’s website. Martinez is the current chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. For Martinez to become the official head of FMCSA, he must be confirmed by the...

October 4, 2017October 4, 2017by
IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding
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IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Politicians in Washington agree on the dire need to modernize the ports, railroads and highways in the United States, but the “how do we pay for it” question sparks a debate between Democrats and Republicans. At the Intermodal Association of North American exposition here, stakeholders discussed two funding ideas that are...

September 27, 2017September 27, 2017by
ELD enforcement to be ‘phased in’ through April 2018
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ELD enforcement to be ‘phased in’ through April 2018

The US shipping community received a reprieve Monday from worst-case potential disruption caused by an electronic logging mandate for truck drivers that takes effect Dec. 18. An association representing state law enforcement agencies said it would postpone putting drivers out-of-service for not complying with the mandate until April 1, 2018. “Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
Trimble Registers FMCSA-Compliant ELD Solution
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Trimble Registers FMCSA-Compliant ELD Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its FieldMaster Logs application has been registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a self-certified Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution. FieldMaster Logs adds Hours of Service (HOS) and Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) functionality as part of its robust Fleet Management...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3
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ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3

With efforts to derail or delay the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-in-process electronic logging device mandate having taken yet another hit with the defeat of the House appropriations bill amendment that would have delayed the Dec. 18 deadline, some truckers are determined to raise the profile around the issue on their own. As you’ll...

September 19, 2017September 19, 2017by
Funding for freight transportation infrastructure needed to keep U.S. economy moving
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Funding for freight transportation infrastructure needed to keep U.S. economy moving

By: AJOT | Aug 17 2017 at 09:37 AM | International Trade Infrastructure is the backbone of developed nations. Our ability to move raw materials and finished products between domestic and world markets is critical to economic success. Right now, the U.S. freight transportation industry is at a crossroads and infrastructure funding is urgently needed...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
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