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HOS Regulations Finalized

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld most of the new Hours of Service regulations with the exception of eliminating the need for a 30 minute break for short-haul drivers. A short-haul is defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as one which is driven by a vehicle that does not require a CDL or one that is within a 150-mile radius of where the driver reports to and releases from.

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No Defects - Big Savings

The U.S. Department of Transportation no longer requires trucking companies to keep all of its equipment inspection reports – only those that reveal a defect. The government estimates this will save the trucking industry about $1.7 billion per year, ranking it as one of the Administration’s biggest cost cutting savings to small business.

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Does 30 Year Old Rule on Insurance Work?

The required insurance minimum for motor carriers has been the same since 1980. According to Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.) the current requirement of $750,000 is not enough to protect crash victims and fails to perform the basic functions that Congress intended: to promote safe operations by holding insurers responsible for inspecting trucking operations prior to underwriting policies and to protect the public.

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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