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The New Highway Bill

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An article at: http://truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=77375 gives a good summary of what the new Highway Reauthorization Bill is going to bring.

A few of the high points:

  • EOBR's (electronic logs) will be required for all trucks subject to Hours of Service regulations.
  • A requirement for a truck size and weight study.
  • A requirement for a study of the 34 hour restart provision.
  • Establishment of a National Freight Network.
  • A study of the need for truck crashworthiness standards.
  • A "Jason's Law" provision that will fund truck parking spaces.

If you're not familiar with Jason's Law, you can visit my blog here: http://truckied.wordpress.com/jason/

Overall, I'd say that the new bill is a victory for some actual common sense when it comes to highway safety. From Congress. Wonders never cease :)