FMCSA's so-called Prohibition of Coercion rule has cleared the next hurdle in the rulemaking process, as the White House's Office of Management and Budget has given the regulation its stamp of approval.
The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is too low, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum. ...
Six in 10 driver respondents to a poll about increases to truck sizes and weights favor no change to limits, citing concerns about current repair of roads and bridges, competition and limited benefit otherwise.
The public comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule has been extended a month to May 21, spurred by a request from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.
FMCSA is working on a rule to mitigate potential coercion of drivers by shippers, receivers and carriers when crafting new rules. A speed limiter rule and Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action soon too.
FMCSA's subcommittee for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program will meet April 29-30 to develop recommendations for changes to the program, its scoring system and the intervention process.
The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.
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