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GOVERNMENT NEWS
restart provision for truck drivers.
DOT's Inspector General told Congress
that the study, which compared driver
performance using work schedules for
the current and 2013 restart provisions
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[of the 2013 rule change] on driver
operations, safety, fatigue and health."
In the 2013 rules, FMCSA imposed a
weekly limit on working hours as well
as two consecutive 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. rest
periods. Motor carriers campaigned
on Capitol Hill to have those provisions
reversed, arguing that they hurt
operational flexibility and raised costs
without
improving
highway
safety.
"The
release of this
report closes
what has been
a long, and
unnecessary,
chapter in our
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industry's drive
to improve highway safety," American
Trucking Associations President and
CEO Chris Spear said. "It is good for our
industry and for the motoring public
that [the 2013 restart rules] will be done
away with permanently."
In a related move, trucking groups
are pressing the DOT secretary to halt
FMCSA's development of a safety
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industry believes it is based on flawed
methodology.
Last month also produced
congressional action to end provisions
of an Obama administration rule
that was called "Fair Pay and Safe
Workplaces," which was opposed by
business groups because it would have
forced federal contractors to disclose
labor law violations and given agencies
discretion in considering those violations
when awarding federal contracts.
ATA labeled that August 2016 rule "a
prime example of a rushed, partisan
and ill-conceived regulation that the
Congressional Review Act was designed
to be a check on."

ITC Ruling Bars Tire Duties
The International Trade Commission,
or ITC, barred anti-dumping duties on
truck tires manufactured in China.
Two commissioners voted in favor of
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to U.S. producers, while two others voted
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dumping penalties, because there wasn't
a majority in favor of them.
A complaint about Chinese
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early last year by the United Steelworkers
union, some of whose members
make tires. According to Tire Business
magazine, Chinese manufacturers sell
55 percent of the truck tires purchased
in the U.S.

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IANA News
Chassis Transition Has Moved Forward, More Changes Ahead
Did You Know?
New 2018 Rule Presents Complicated Picture for Chassis
Winning Driver Recruitment Formula: Communication + Consistency + Social Media + Personal Touch
How the U.S. Labor Department Helps Hire Vets for Intermodal Jobs
FMCSA Aids Military Drivers in Transition to CDL
Freight Report
Werner Enterprises: A Case Study in Military Hiring Success
Fleets Have Wide Range of Military Recruiting Contacts
Suppliers Can Prosper Using Multiple Channels, New Approaches
Intermodal Information Services
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