FMCSA issues final Unified Registration System rule

| August 23, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will begin operating the Unified Registration System in 2015, but has set a Nov. 1 compliance date for biennial updates. The agency published the URS final rule Aug. 23 establishing ...

How to prepare for a safety audit

| August 23, 2013

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

FMCSA’s enforcement authority growth spurt

| August 23, 2013

With the Unified Registration System at final rule status and in implementation phase, some watchers see a future powerful tool for FMCSA in its efforts to target noncompliant carriers.

Was trucking wrong about hours of service?

| August 15, 2013

Forecasts on the impact the new hours of service rule will have on the industry may have been overstated, a recent studies say. The research, however, makes a major presumption.

CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

| August 15, 2013

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

Will DVIR relief give you a piece of $1.7 billion?

| August 01, 2013

The new DOT chief, Anthony Fox, to his credit announced a proposed rule this week that would eliminate the requirement for filing a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report when no defects are found with truck or ...

Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA

| July 29, 2013

A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."

Oral arguments set for CSA suit

| July 27, 2013

The suit brought by the Alliance for Safe and Efficient Truck Transportation (ASECTT), filed last year in federal district court in Washington, D.C., will see first oral arguments made Sept. 10.

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