USTA partners with the FMCSA's Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign

USTA is honored to now be accepted, included and a Partner of the Our Roads, Our Safety FMCSA campaign for 2019-2020. Not only are we stakeholders but Mike Landis and Ingrid Brown are honored to be two out of the three active drivers on the campaign committee at this time. We appreciate OOIDA’s Dick Tingle being the third driver.

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Marcus Sommers
USTA Walking the Halls

Another big day for USTA. Breakfast meeting with the Washington Times, pounding the ground in the halls of  Congress, and of course our monthly sit down with the FMCSA. Across the country, a planned shutdown will be taking place today.

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Marcus Sommers
USTA working for you in DC

Today the Board Members of the United States Transportation Alliance are in Washington DC to meet with Legislators in an effort to drum up support for Congressman Colin Petersons bills HR1697 and HR1698. CEO Mike Landis and fellow board members have hit the ground running this morning with 9 meeting scheduled back to back lasting into the evening.

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Marcus Sommers
NPRM UPDATE

On 03 April 2019, The United States Transportation Alliance (USTA) received confirmation from the FMCSA on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). The Hours of service reform, referenced by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), has not cleared Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at this time.

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Marcus Sommers
FMCSA head Martinez eyes dialogue around hours of service reforms, stronger relations with trucking

Ray Martinez, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, says he hopes to kick off dialogue on tweaking hours of service regulations in the coming months, particularly around allowing greater flexibility for drivers to split their 10-hour off-duty period into segments and, potentially, reevaluating the 30-minute break requirement set in 2013.

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Marcus Sommers