Official Statement of Possibility of Strike

USTA was founded on standing behind the drivers in the industry. If the drivers call for a strike, then USTA will stand behind you. With the recent chatter of a strike, USTA would like to release the following statement. 

“USTA will continue to go to DC and try to make changes the politically correct way. But don’t forget this organization was built by and with people who aren’t afraid to walk the walk when the time comes.”
Keep on Truckin 🤙 #Strong50 #SlowRoll #OneandDone

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Marcus Sommers
From the Office of Public Affairs August 21, 2018

FMCSA formally invited our CEO Michael Landis to take part in a teleconference at 10:30 am today  with 30 plus other industry stakeholders during which the FMCSA announced an advance notice of proposed rule making concerning the Hours of Service Regulations. Please note this this comment period will determine by number and type of comments  if the FMCSA will move forward with a formal rule making that would change the Hours of Service Regulations and bring some much needed relief and flexibility to our industry.

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Marcus Sommers
Hours of Service Proposal Update

A meeting with the FMCSA took place on the 16th of July. Members of the FMCSA present in the meeting is as follows. USTA discussed the hours of service proposal they had submitted recently. Also discussed was the ELD self certification process, Autonomous trucks, current exemptions, and OOIDA 10 truck or less proposal. OOIDA did not meet the minimum requirements in their proposal to be granted the exemptions.

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Marcus Sommers
Hours of Service proposed to the FMCSA by USTA on June 18, 2018

We the members of the United States Transportation Alliance
Along with our Official Proposal of USTA to Realign the Hours of Service Under FMCSA Rule 389.31
Do hereby petition the Honorable Directors of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration a total overhaul of the existing Hours of Service (HOS) is necessary under the ELD. The inflexibility of the ELD creates such a time restraint that it forces the driver to operate the vehicle while tired, sick, and even during hazardous road conditions.

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Marcus Sommers