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FMCSA Updates Personal Conveyance Rule

Earlier this year the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued updated guidance on use of personal conveyance by commercial truck drivers. Previously, guidance had restricted the use of personal conveyance to “unladen” vehicles, which…

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NTTC Opposing ELD Exemption Request

National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), the leading trade association for the U.S. tank-truck industry, recently submitted a letter to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA)  regarding a busness group’s attempt to be exempted from new Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) rules.

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PHMSA Amends Rules

Last month U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended a previous rule-making (June 2, 2016) that made miscellaneous updates to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The rule-making responds to appeals from…

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Hazmat Haulers Must Follow EPA Rules

For transporters who haul caustic agents, here is a reminder of how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines hazardous waste transportation – and the basic rules pertaining to that process. Hazardous waste transporters, according...

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U.S. Funding Truck Parking Initiative

While many are dreading the new electronic logging device (ELD) regulations coming later this year, there is some good news regarding another major issue that has been concerning truck drivers for the past several...

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6 Safety Tips for Transporting Chemicals

by Abby Drexler As with any safety-sensitive occupation, chemical transportation requires training, skills and common sense. This means all who are part of the process must remember the risks involved, whether the chemicals are...

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Panel opposes biodiesel imports

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined in December in a unanimous vote that the U.S. biodiesel industry is materially injured by biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, which the U.S. Department of Commerce...