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Volume 18, Edition 6 PDF Print E-mail
Bits & Pieces
Friday, 26 June 2015 14:01

Welcome to Summer.  We hope you are all taking some time to relax and enjoy a bit of a slowdown as we head into the holiday weekend.  Life at the shore is good.  Happy 4th of July.  This month we report: 

FILING INSURANCE LIMITS TO REMAIN THE SAME - The House rejected an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Fiscal 2016 appropriations bill that would have opened the doors to an increase in insurance requirements for trucking and bus companies. As the restriction on increasing limits is also in the version passed by the Senate, while differences in the bill need to be worked out in a House-Senate conference and the ultimate bill signed by the President, it appears that there will be a freeze on current insurance requirements on trucking companies. We will let you know if anything more comes up on this issue.

FMCSA ATTACKED - At month end a bill was introduced in the Senate targeted at reformation of the FMCSA.  Under the proposal a review of rules, guidance, regulations and enforcement policies would be mandated every five years and numerous steps and protocols put in place to limit the ability of the FMCSA to implement rules, with mandated oversight of the rulemaking process from the Transportation Research Board or the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.  It will be interesting to see where this goes. 

NHTSA REPORT - The Office of Inspector General released a report that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its Office of Defects Investigation is “insufficient” in its handling of vehicle defects.   In its audit, OIG looked into ODI’s procedures for collecting vehicle safety data, analyzing data and identifying potential safety issues, and determining which of these issues should be further investigated. The OIG determined that there was a lack of guidance on what information should be reported so that there could be early warning of the defects.  All in all it was not a good rating for the department. The report is scheduled to be released later this year.