regulations

Regulatory update: DOT’s latest projections for mandating electronic logging devices, speed limiters

| November 17, 2014

The DOT could require the use of electronic logging devices by Fall 2017. A proposed speed limiter rule is expected in the coming months. Here's a look at the rest of FMCSA's regulatory timeline.

Podcast: Legal delays as CARB rules ‘go hard-fast’Podcast

| November 13, 2014

As lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board hit the same technical "buzzsaw" and get delayed and delayed, notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA, deadlines for rules compliance come and go.

Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibilityPodcast

| October 31, 2014

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call ...

Heads up: Deadline for compliance with CARB reefer emissions regs coming Oct. 31

| October 29, 2014

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

| October 28, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs. ...

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

| October 28, 2014

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a ...

NTSB says FMCSA oversight, hands-free phone usage to blame for violent 2013 crash (with video)

| October 23, 2014

FMCSA should restrict the hands-free use of portable electronics and lapsed in its oversight of a problematic carrier, according to a recent report by NTSB, who says both factors contributed to a May 2013 truck/train ...

Insurance increase rule, speed limiter rule running behind FMCSA’s projected schedule

| October 22, 2014

File this under “no news can sometimes be news” — Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process.

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