Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Trucking

DOT Issues Amendments to Truck/Bus Driver Hours of Service Rules

August 16, 2019 – This week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a proposed rule that would implement some long-expected changes in the federal rules that govern the consecutive and cumulative hours of service (HOS) that commercial vehicle drivers are allowed to work.

Transportation Opportunities for a Green New (Infrastructure) Deal

May 23, 2019 – Last week, transportation and infrastructure professionals convened around the country to discuss priorities for a national infrastructure agenda… While many conversations touched on opportunities to invest in resilient infrastructure or efficient transportation systems, there was a notable absence of discussion about another current major proposal of national significance: the Green New Deal resolution aimed at addressing climate change and economic inequality, of which infrastructure is a major component.

FMCSA Issues Order Preempting California State Law on Trucker Meal/Rest Breaks

December 21, 2018 – At 5:15 p.m. today – the Friday before Christmas – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has determined that California’s state laws requiring minimum meal and rest breaks for truck drivers are preempted by federal hours-of-service laws. The determination by FMCSA came in response to petitions filed by the American Trucking Associations and the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association.

Truck Sales Surge As HTF Tax Receipts Increase 5 Percent

October 19, 2018 – The booming economy and corporate tax cuts caused a surge in the sales of heavy trucks and trailers in fiscal year 2018, causing gross receipts of the Highway Trust Fund to increase by 5.0 percent over fiscal year 2017.

2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years

October 5, 2018 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the annual estimate of fatalities from highway accidents in the United States for calendar year 2017, showing that fatalities decreased slightly after two years of increases.

4-Bill “Minibus” Including DOT Appropriations Slips as CR Drama Unfolds

September 21, 2018 – Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill, could be signed into law before the elections are fading, despite more meetings of Appropriations Committee staffers to be held next week.

FAA Reauthorization In “Pre-Conference” – But What Does That Really Mean?

September 6, 2018 – The leaders of the House and Senate transportation committees told reporters this week that they are working to “pre-conference” their disagreements on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 4/S. 1405). The House passed its bill on April 27 but the Senate has been unable to bring its own version of the bill to the floor.

Shuster May Unveil Infrastructure Bill by July 31

July 13, 2018 – The infrastructure legislation that House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has quietly been working on for weeks could be unveiled by the end of this month.

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