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Embattled Pruitt Resigns Post as EPA Administrator

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned amid accusations of ethics violations while in the position.

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OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.

SoCalGas Helps Fleets Purchase Near-Zero Emissions Vehicles

SoCalGas customers have submitted more than 150 applications to the SCAQMD as part of the $21 million Prop 1B incentive pool. Owners whose applications are accepted will receive $100,000 towards the purchase of a new near-zero natural gas truck.

Trucking Alliance Pushes Congress to Tighten Truck Driver Drug Testing

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, announced it will push for congressional passage of a new drug testing law to require anyone who applies for a safety-sensitive job in the trucking industry to verify no opioid addiction or illegal drug use for at least 30 days prior to employment.

Three Steps to a Successful Upfit: Plan, Plan, Plan

We all agree that planning is crucial to the success of any project, but it is especially important when spec’ing a new upfit. Conceptually, most fleet managers will agree with this statement, but it isn’t always followed in actual practice.

Full Rear Visibility Conformance Required by May 1

Conformance with the full rear visibility portion of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 111) regulation is required in the U.S. by May 1, 2018. Here are some things to know about the regulation.

6 Steps to Obtain a Medical Exemption

For commercial drivers petitioning the FMCSA for a medical exemption, there are specific procedures that must be followed. Six steps to obtain an exemption are shared.

Discrimination Against Vocational Vehicles

Can a branded vocational vehicle be ticketed for being parked in an employee driver’s home driveway? Or, can it be subject to a fine if legally parked overnight on the side of a street? Before you say no, think again. These discriminatory practices occur regularly when vocational vehicles are parked in residential areas governed by a homeowner association (HOA). In fact, the type of restrictions implemented against vocational or branded vehicles can run the gamut and are at the whim of the HOA.

Commentary: A Whirlwind of Last-Minute ELD Preparations

The ELD mandate requiring electronic logging devices to track driver hours goes into effect Dec. 18. Yet a surprising number of fleets have not yet adopted them.

Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Food and Beverage

Complying with both vehicle and food safety regulations, keeping vehicles on the road with minimized downtime, and ensuring route efficiency are all ways food and beverage fleets are leveraging telematics solutions to help with their operations.