FMCSA

FMCSA says it’s addressing cross-border program concerns

The audit reported the agency had adequate border inspections, but more action is necessary to meet U.S. regulations and standards.

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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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