Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA to study heavy vehicle violations

Data will be collected from roadside inspections of vehicles exceeding certain weights to study higher vehicle weights and their safety violations.

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Third Mexican carrier gains operating authority

FMCSA has granted a third Mexican carrier operating authority while litigation over the program continues.

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FMCSA OKs window tinting

FMCSA says clear window tinting isn't a violation of rules, as commonly believed.

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LogBook

Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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Feds close Utah carrier

Federal officials have shut down a small Utah carrier after declaring the company and its principal an imminent public safety hazard.

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Court of Appeals denies OOIDA’s EOBR request

A federal court has denied OOIDA's request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage EOBR use.

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FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

Research confirms safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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FMCSA offers preview of safety measurement changes

These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.

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Shippers’ group defends hours rule in court

NASSTRAC is intervening to defend the FMCSA ruling that maintains the daily driving time at 11 hours.

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Owner-operators deliver in MATS EOBR listening sessions

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 for hours of service compliance, find it here. Time and again, operators urged regulators to address the real problems in the industry -- some of the same problems you'll remember the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's Todd Spencer noting as underpinning ...

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