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.

FMCSA wins case, pilot program with Mexico to continue

| July 26, 2013

The cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico will continue, as a federal court has ruled against both cases filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against the program.

Pilot program expands, some Mexican carriers issued out-of-service orders

| July 24, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program is about to get a 13th participant. Some participant trucks and drivers have been orders OOS recently.

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