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Plans for flexible sleeper berth pilot program are behind schedule after another public comment period closed on Nov. 27. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website said the pilot was supposed to begin in July 2017. According to Sean Garney, director of safety policy for American Trucking Associations , the pilot program is now expected sometime next spring or summer.

Read more: Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program Delayed for Further Public Comment


During a congressional roundtable on emerging technologies in the trucking industry, American Trucking Associations reiterated trucking’s strong record of investing in and implementing innovative technologies to improve safety on the nation’s highways.

Read more: Safety Leader Touts Trucking's Safety Investment at Congressional Roundtable

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Last year’s Clear Air Act gave former President Obama the authority to write emissions rules. However, two key provisions that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from big trucks have been halted.

In the original Environmental Protection Agency emissions proposals, glider kits—incomplete truck bodies that users can build out with older and less expensive engines, transmissions and axles—were subject to standards of aerodynamic efficiency. However, American Trucking Associations and other opponents argue that glider kits are not motor vehicles or engines, only pieces used to assemble a full vehicle, and therefore not eligible to be regulated.

Read more: Two Provisions in Emissions Rules Halted

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