FMCSA

Court asked to review cross-border program

The Teamsters and Public Citizen petitioned a federal appeals court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plans.

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FMCSA warns about phony marketing tactics

FMCSA has received numerous inquiries from carriers about pushy attempts to sell products such as logbooks.

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FMCSA: Study shows CSA improves compliance

CSA model enables the agency and its state partners to contact more carriers earlier to correct safety problems.

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Breaking Free

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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Experts: Tire maintenance critical in CSA era

Truckers should use fuel-efficient, properly mounted tires that suit the hauls they carry, experts said during a tire technology seminar.

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Say ____ to electronic logs, Take 2

It's time to play fill in the blank again on the Channel 19 blog. It's been nearly  a year since the above headline graced this hall above a post about a rash of legislative proposals to mandate electronic logs for the entirety of interstate truckers and certain low-cost electronic logging options out there. In the meantime, of course, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has jumped the legislative shark by formally proposing its own EOBR ...

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FMCSA groups to discuss Mexico program

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s advisory group and Medical Review Board will have an open meeting that will include discussions on oversight of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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The Keys Truckers’ ‘Letter to Capitol Hill’

File this one under "modest proposal." Seems Keys Truckers Jan and James (pictured) McCarter are always involved when a nice slab of satire graces the blog here, not to mention good music. In any case, last week was a banner in both quarters. Amid the week's run of comments surrounding our top-10 trucking songs poll results, I found a vid I'd missed in "Bobby Boofay's Trucking Songs." Among the hits sampled on James McCarter's hilarious alterego's ...

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DOT updates rules timetable

Agency has updates on electronic recorders, hours of service and speed limiters on trucks.

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A window on FMCSA’s CSA driver-enforcement authority goals

I thought I'd share a document leaked earlier in the year -- specifically in May, and to the Transportation Weekly publication -- that purported to be a draft highway bill whose genesis was within the Obama administration. It contains a 12-page section headed by "Driver Safety Provisions," beginning on p. 366, that seems to further confirm Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration intentions to expand authority in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement regime to rate individual ...

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