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Comment period closes tonight for FMCSA’s work to increase carrier insurance minimums

| February 26, 2015

The public comment deadline on a rule that could increase the amount of liability insurance required to be held by carriers ends Feb. 26, and carriers and other industry stakeholders have until midnight 11:59 p.m. ...

Faster e-log implementation, hair drug tests, speed limiters highlight Trucking Alliance’s 2015 action items

| February 25, 2015

The Trucking Alliance said it plans to push for quicker implementation of an electronic logging device mandate, an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance that trucking companies must hold and a speed limiter ...

Permanent hours-of-service fix, minimum driver age, highway funding top ATA agenda for 2015

| February 18, 2015

In addition to a more long-term hours-of-service fix, Osiecki says ATA will promote increasing fuel taxes to boost highway funding, building a national freight plan, lowering the legal age to obtain a CDL and dealing ...

FMCSA shuts down small Nevada carrier  

| February 13, 2015

A three-truck fleet, JDJD Transportation, has been ordered to cease operations because of hours of service and other violations.

Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

| February 10, 2015

The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.

OOIDA: Small biz regulatory bill good for owner-operators, small fleets

| February 09, 2015

A bill making its way through Congress currently — most recently clearing the U.S. House — is being lauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as a win for owner-operators and other small trucking companies.

Not so fast on med cards: Non-CDL commercial drivers still must carry

| February 04, 2015

Non-CDL holders are not required to self-certify or submit a copy of their medical card to their state licensing agency. Given such commercial drivers don't self-certify, if you are one of them, keep carrying the ...

Trucking groups on FMCSA’s crash accountability study: Incomplete data in CSA still inexcusable

Todd Dills & James Jaillet | January 28, 2015

NASTC, ATA, OOIDA and most readers lodge displeasure with FMCSA's crash-fault analysis, while some readers suggest the feds may have it right in reticence to rely on police reports to assess fault.

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