Mileage Matters | January 30, 2024

DOT examines maintenance language in lease agreements

Transport Topics- A specially appointed U.S. Department of Transportation leasing task force has begun examining maintenance provisions in lease-purchase agreements that they allege can create a predatory revenue stream for motor carriers serving as lessors to owner-operators.

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FMCSA could remove 16K DOT docs from registry

Overdrive- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to remove medical examiners from its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners who have failed to access their National Registry account using and update the profile information in their account as required.

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21-state lawsuit delays FHWA emissions plan deadline

Trucking Dive- A lawsuit by 21 states led the federal government to postpone a February 1 deadline for submitting plans on reducing greenhouse gas emissions under a new Federal Highway Administration rule.

The parties agreed that FHWA would delay the deadline for states to comply with the upcoming regulation until March 17.

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Feds banning humorous electronic messages on highways

The Trucker- It’s no joke. Humorous and quirky messages on electronic signs will soon disappear from highways and freeways across the country.

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Group releases 2023-2024 Top Judicial ‘Hellholes’ Report

Transport Topics- Nine jurisdictions or states are on the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes program list as having the most adverse laws and judicial civil rulings for defendants which, when sued, can determine a defendant’s financial fate -- including Lansing, MI.

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Trucking researchers seek participants for new driver detention study

Truckers News- As part of a larger study on the impacts of truck driver detention on the industry, the American Transportation Research Institute has issued a call for motor carriers and owner-operators to participate in a new data collection effort on the consequences of driver detention in the trucking industry.

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ATA Launches Latest Driver Compensation Study Survey

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