December 11, 2014: Fatigue focus of restart debate; Report finds high rate of trucking injuries; EU may table truck safety/efficiency reforms.

December 11, 2014: Fatigue focus of restart debate; Report finds high rate of trucking injuries; EU may table truck safety/efficiency reforms.

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

  • Truck driver fatigue is becoming a flashpoint in the debate over a controversial budget bill rider, notes StreetsblogUSA; a rider that would suspend the 34-hour restart provision within current hours of service (HOS) rules.
  • The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries says in a new report trucking suffers from one of the highest rates of workplace injuries.
  • A story in TriplePundit claims that trucking companies are becoming more “sustainable.”
  • A trucking firm wins a local township zoning dispute, according to the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader.
  • A powerful storm is striking broad expanses of Northern California, reports Fox News; transportation is expected to be affected.  
  • Who gets the monetary benefit from lower diesel prices, truckers or shippers? Businessweek delves into that thorny question.
  • A new set of truck safety and efficiency rules being debated by the European Union may be tabled until 2022, reports Reuters.
  • The Teamsters just scuttled another unionization vote at one of FedEx Freight’s Pennsylvania terminals, notes Yahoo News, leaving the union down 3-8 in its unionization efforts to date at the giant LTL carrier, according to the Memphis Business Journal.
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