FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

| March 20, 2014

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

Agency orders two carriers to shut down for myriad of violations

| March 19, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has shut down two separate trucking companies, issuing both imminent hazard out-of-service orders for various violations.

Overdrive’s CSA exposé wins a top journalism award

| March 14, 2014

Overdrive won the Grand Neal Award for its series of stories and interactive website on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Readers debate New Entrant test

| March 13, 2014

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on ...

Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year

| March 13, 2014

Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.

Agency seeking New Entrant testing input at March 28, April 7 listening sessions

| March 11, 2014

FMCSA will hear input from industry stakeholders and other public comment in the second and third listening sessions held March 28 and April 7 to aid the agency in its creation of the New Entrant ...

Audit says CSA data process still flawed, hinders program’s effectiveness

| March 10, 2014

FMCSA's data collection process for its CSA program has shortcomings the agency needs to address, according to an audit, or the agency won't be able to "effectively implement" the program or address some of the ...

‘Zero highway deaths’ goal needs general public target

| February 24, 2014

Regulators' ultimate goal pondered, in light of the laundry list of highway-bill recommendations the MCSAC delivered to Congress two weeks back.

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