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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:46

FMCSA Proposes to Ease Vets’ CDL Access

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While federal law currently permits states to waive the driving skills test that qualifies a driver for a Commercial Drivers License for military personnel who have operated a similar vehicle during their service and who apply for the CDL within 90 days of discharge, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes to extend that window to a full year and to consider administering CDL tests on military bases for active-duty service members.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:40

House Hearing on HOS Impacts

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On November 21, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-New York), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, called a hearing, WRONG WAY: The Impact of FMCSA’s Hours of Service Regulation on Small Businesses, with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne Ferro as the principal witness.

On October 29, FRA reforestation and land management members, along with representatives from other sectors dependent on the H-2B seasonal and itinerant guestworker visa program, joined together to tell Congress...

The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) published a study in October affirming the benefits of the forest industry’s use of biomass by-products to generate energy for their internal consumption.

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