‘The center cannot hold’ — FMCSA’s hours quandary

| May 11, 2011

There is a growing feeling among industry watchers that in order to fully settle the decidedly unsettled regulatory situation surrounding the hours of service, Congress is going to have to legislate a solution. That sentiment has ...

Ferro on detention: ‘Shippers should be held accountable.’

| May 10, 2011

If you missed the open call the Trucking Solutions Group's member owner-operators held with FMCSA administrator Anne Ferro last week, you missed a lot. The wide-ranging conversation ran the gamut of topics from cross-border trucking ...

Hours rule deadline extended

| May 06, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the comment period and will be unable to meet a July 26 deadline to issue a final rule.

FMCSA issues CDL amendments

| May 05, 2011

Final rule amends the commercial driver’s license knowledge and skills testing standards.

Safety belt usage increases

| May 03, 2011

Data show 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts in 2010.

3 movers cited in federal enforcement sweep

| April 29, 2011

Three companies are facing fines of $25,000 each after a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enforcement sweep.

Proposal to ban cell phone use by hazmat drivers

| April 29, 2011

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.

The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

| April 25, 2011

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't ...

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