Nov. 18, 2013 — IANA Launches New Driver Vehicle Examination Report (DVER) Notification Service at the 2013 Expo
The Intermodal Association of North America was pleased to announce the release of its new Driver Vehicle Examination Report (DVER) Notification Service at the 2013 Intermodal Expo recently held in Houston, Texas. The new service provides an efficient method for Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs) and Motor Carriers to be notified that a DVER has been issued on intermodal equipment, as well as e-mail delivery and ongoing web portal access to a “physical” copy of the Intermodal Equipment Provider Report, page 2 of the DVER. To accomplish this, an interface connection between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and IANA has been established in order for FMCSA to transmit copies of the DVER IEP Report electronically to IANA. View additional information on the service and instructions on how to register here.
Oct. 30, 2013 — Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), along with two co-sponsors, introduced The True Understanding of the Economy and Safety Act — (TRUE Safety Act), H.R. 3413. The bill would suspend the 34-hour restart requirement of the Hours of Service (HOS) rule until six months after completion of a GAO review of the results of a study of this provision, currently in process by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.