regulations

FMCSA set to increase fines for some safety reg violations

Violation of certain federal safety regulations are about to get a little more expensive.

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When airline pilots sound like, well, highway pilots

With French media reporting apparent location of the second "black box" from the GermanWings flight, a note about some reporting that rung some familiar bells on the line between profit, safety.

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Next round of emissions, fuel economy regs move closer to implementation

The new fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards would go into effect for 2018 model year vehicles, building upon the Phase 1 fuel economy and emissions standards that went into effect last year.

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It’s the little things, like Google

Not rocket science: Allow small things to go faster than large things... they'll explode into stardust when they hit the large things.

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GAO rep: FMCSA’s app the latest misstep in pushing ‘unreliable’ CSA scores

Susan Fleming of the Government Accountability Office said FMCSA's smartphone app release this week, which highlights carriers' CSA ratings, again exposed the need to remove the scores from public view.

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Mailbag: ‘Don’t help the lawyers. Help us.’ –Readers on insurance

In this podcast, readers weigh in on rising insurance costs, urging regulators and congress not to hike minimums, which might well serve only to line the pockets of attorneys and deleteriously affect the trucking business.

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Appeals court upholds dismissal of CCTA lawsuit against CARB regs

According to Joe Rajkovacz, CCTA government affairs director, further action is under way: "We will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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‘Help us stay in business’: Owner-ops tell FMCSA insurance increase would shut them down

Owner-operators say they fail to see the need for an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance required of carriers, and they’re afraid an increase would drive premium costs to a point that would force them to close shop.

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FMCSA alters course on e-log mandate, moves up projected publication date

FMCSA announced it has reversed a projected delay in the rule, moving up the expected publication date for a Final Rule mandating electronic logs by about six weeks.

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What is an entry-level driver?

Will traditional training approaches survive an ELDT rulemaking? This and other issues were explored in the first meeting of the Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee.

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