FMCSA may have a new boss by month’s end

| March 05, 2015

Acting Administrator Scott Darling's term ends March 23, and whether he or someone else will head the agency following that date is unclear.

‘Help us stay in business’: Owner-ops tell FMCSA insurance increase would shut them down

| March 04, 2015

Owner-operators say they fail to see the need for an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance required of carriers, and they’re afraid an increase would drive premium costs to a point that would ...

FMCSA alters course on e-log mandate, moves up projected publication date

| March 03, 2015

FMCSA announced it has reversed a projected delay in the rule, moving up the expected publication date for a Final Rule mandating electronic logs by about six weeks.

What is an entry-level driver?

| March 02, 2015

Will traditional training approaches survive an ELDT rulemaking? This and other issues were explored in the first meeting of the Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee.

Entry level driver training podcast: The data problemPodcast

| February 27, 2015

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

House bill seeks to remove assumption that CSA scores should be used in carrier hiring

| February 27, 2015

The bill aims to remove the public assumption that carrier rankings in the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program should be used as a tool to hire carriers.

Accelerated ‘negotiated rulemaking’ on pre-CDL driver training gets under way in Washington

| February 26, 2015

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level ...

Comment period closes tonight for FMCSA’s work to increase carrier insurance minimums

| February 26, 2015

The public comment deadline on a rule that could increase the amount of liability insurance required to be held by carriers ends Feb. 26, and carriers and other industry stakeholders have until midnight 11:59 p.m. ...

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