Law Enforcement

Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

| August 29, 2013

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

Severity weights, out-of-service protocol for new hours rules

| July 22, 2013

States are likely to treat rest-break violations differently, some requiring the offending driver to sit for the break, but it should not be marked as an official out-of-service violation, says CVSA.

Team driver to law enforcement: ‘Don’t wake me up’

Martin Hill | June 21, 2013

This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.

Rash of wrecks in W.Va. prompts increased police patrols

| June 13, 2013

Officers are stepping up patrols and inspections between and in the area of I-77 milemarker 74 and 78, according to reports.

Local kudos: Campo, Colo.

| June 11, 2013

When a tornado warning was issued May 22 in Campo, Colo., this year, Karen and Tom Moore saw firsthand the hospitality of the town's local law enforcement officials.

Profilin’ — not so stylin’ — at the scale house

| June 09, 2013

Has FMCSA's CSA program had an unintended (or, perhaps, intended) consequence of giving inspectors license to hassle small operators simply for the fact that they are small companies?

Ever been pulled by a big rig?

| May 18, 2013

Michael Winton just "couldn't resist" setting up his pickup in front of the idle Tennessee Highway Patrol Peterbilt when he came upon it in Cookeville. Check out the grim results of the resulting photo shoot ...

New Mexico recognized for its Smart Roadside Inspection tech

| May 03, 2013

The recognition from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School was awarded as part of the center's "Top 25 Innovations in Government" program.

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