Author Archives: Nikki Burgess, CDGP, DGSA

DG Digest: In a busy week for the agency, PHMSA pre-empts California’s new rule governing driver rest break periods

DG Digest: In a busy week for the agency, PHMSA pre-empts California’s new rule governing driver rest break periods

  PHMSA Interested in providing the agency with feedback on its service provision to the DG industry here in the U.S.?  Now’s your chance!  PHMSA has announced an information collection aimed at prompting just such data submissions from its clients—that’s us!  If you’ve been waiting to have your say and want to participate, here’s your

DG Digest: IMO lists significant changes for the 39th Amendment of the IMDG Code

As the nation transitions into the fall season, regulatory activity in the US sector remains minimal.  FRA and FMCSA both issued actions, many of them concerned with a variety of hours-of-service issues for employees; we’ll cover those.  However in big international news, the IMO has released its update of changes that will be incorporated into

DG Digest: FMCSA to hold listening session on HOS, PHMSA announces new special permits

The Labor Day week is over, and the last of the summer holidays has passed.  Along with the return to school for children, this time of the year often portends a busier regulatory schedule as regulators, like everyone else, get back to being busy.  We’ll see how this fall goes, but meanwhile, here’s the last

DG Digest: Multiple updates from FMCSA, including a new “Hazardous Materials Route Registry.”

The middle of August finds much of the nation blanketed in smoke from western wildfires. If your business is located in an area where this is an issue, be sure to take steps to protect your employees from breathing problems. Many people who are fine on average weather days struggle in poor quality air. If

DG Digest: US Department of State Announces Pre-Meeting for UN-IMO Container Conference

Holy smokes it’s slow this week!  The only news on the regulatory front is an announcement for the pre-meeting on the upcoming IMO Cargo and Container Conference.  With that being, it IS the middle of summer and typically the hottest time of the year.  Are your employees coping?  Heat stress and stroke can be real

DG Digest: OSHA proposes changes to electronic injury reporting system

OSHA The agency promulgated a proposed rule that will provide regulatory relief to certain railroad construction and repair activity involving cranes. The American Association of Railroads worked with OSHA and the FRA to craft the rule. See its parameters here In the week’s biggest news, OSHA is seeking comment on a proposal to remove the

DG Digest: FMCSA announces listening session on automating CMVs on U.S. roadways

Summer vacation time brings a typical slowdown of regulatory activity and that is much the case this week, although EPA and FMCSA both issued notices dealing with withdrawals of certain regulatory actions taken during the Obama Administration.   Here’s the latest: FMCSA The FMCSA announces a public listening session on July 12, 2018, to solicit information

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