Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Owner-operators deliver in MATS EOBR listening sessions

| March 27, 2012

If you haven't read the report my colleague James Jaillet filed from the Mid-America Trucking Show on the Friday listening sessions the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted on the subject of electronic on-board recorders ...

CDLs, medical certificates to combine in 2014

| March 25, 2012

The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.

Operators vent over EOBR

| March 23, 2012

Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.

FMCSA inspector outlines top hazards

| March 23, 2012

Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.

CSA change will help flatbeds

| March 22, 2012

Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.

FMCSA: Drivers not rated

| March 22, 2012

FMCSA official contends truck drivers do not get a CSA score, as do carriers.

ATA questions crash accountability decision

| March 20, 2012

ATA laments decision by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to hold trucking responsible in its CSA program for every truck-involved crash.

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Overdrive Staff | March 20, 2012

Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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