Event to cover FMCSA contact

| January 13, 2011

Truckers for a Cause will host an educational conference call on “Do’s and Don’ts of submitting comments to FMCSA” Jan. 22.

Skydiving to the ark: A Channel 19 2010 ‘Year in Review’

| December 31, 2010

It's been a banner year for dramatic, contentious, weird and/or humorous trucking news here on the Channel 19 blog. I can't possibly predict how 2010 will be remembered years down the line, but read through ...

FMCSA posts hours proposals

| December 29, 2010

Comments on the proposal are due Feb. 28. The agency announced the proposal on Dec. 23.

Agency gets more time on drivers’ log regulations

| December 29, 2010

FMCSA receives another month to propose regulations outlining supporting documents carriers must retain for verifying drivers’ logs.

Agency seeks hazmat hauling plan comments

| December 28, 2010

A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the hazmat shipment may be kept by either the driver or the company.

Driver hours changes: Bummer of a proposal?

| December 28, 2010

Expectation among many haulers leading into FMCSA's Dec. 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change drivers' hours of service regulations was that at least some larger degree of sleeper berth flexibility would be reintroduced in ...

FMCSA proposes hours-of-service changes

| December 23, 2010

One of the big questions had been whether FMCSA would reduce the number of driving hours allowed between off-duty periods from the current 11 to 10.

Auto-texting, safety-minded app available for Android, Blackberry

| December 21, 2010

On the heels of the Department of Transportation's proposed rule to ban handheld cell phone use by commercial drivers, I've been hearing from haulers who object to being singled out on the issue, as seems ...

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