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OSHA Proposes Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting

On Fri., Nov. 8, OSHA issued a lengthy, proposed rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” that will change injury and illness reporting by employers from paper means to an electronic method. OSHA also proposes to make this information available to the public, with a few limitations.

ATA’s “All About the Driver” Session at MC&E Also Very Well Received

On Tuesday October 22 at MC&E, ATA’s Senior Vice President, Dave Osiecki, moderated a comprehensive and candid panel discussion on a host of professional truck driver-related issues. Highlights from that session include Derek Leathers, President & Chief Operating Officer of Werner Enterprises commenting on Werner’s focus on performance-based driver pay; Steve Gordon, Chief Operating Officer of Gordon Trucking, Inc., discussing the complexities of the many different pay packages that for-hire truckload fleets utilize; Jeff Fackler, Wal-Mart’s Vice President of Transportation (Eastern Operations), emphasizing the retail giant’s focus on driver health and wellness, including sleep apnea screening for drivers; and Bob Costello, ATA’s Chief Economist, summarizing the results of ATA’s recent driver-related survey.

U.S. Appeals Court Hears ATA Challenge to HOS Rules

Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments from American Trucking Associations regarding changes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made to the hours-of-service rules in 2011.

ATA Opposes DOL's Proposed Worker Classification Survey

In response to a request for comments on the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed Worker Classification Survey, ATA expressed concerns that the survey's construct would lead to unreliable information on which to base policy decisions and thus was not

N.J. Bill Threatens Drayage Operations

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association is fighting a proposal in that state's legislature that would effectively end owner-operator drayage at the ports. Currently, New Jersey

CARB to Propose Changes to Truck Regulations

The California Air Resources Board will hold a public workshop to discuss proposed changes to two truck regulations. One proposed change would add trucks owners and California-based shippers and brokers as parties responsible for violations of the state's

CARB Issues Refrigerated Carrier Hiring Template

Last week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a letter template for use by brokers, forwarders, shippers, and receivers who hire refrigerated carriers to transport goods on California roads. The template is in response to new requirements th

FMCSA Moves Forward to Allow Deaf Drivers to Receive CDLs

On February 1, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a decision granting 40 deaf intrastate drivers and former interstate drivers an exception to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations' hearing qualifications. When FMCSA pre

NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held the purported recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was unconstitutional. As a result, the NLRB lacked a quorum to properly issue the order