regulations

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

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. Thursday to submit their input.

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

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 mandate, among other items.

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Permanent hours-of-service fix, minimum driver age, highway funding top ATA agenda for 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 with federal emissions standards.

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FMCSA shuts down small Nevada carrier  

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

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Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

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.

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

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.

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

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 card.

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

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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Hours regs starting to ‘look like the tax code’

"Pretty soon our HOS rules are going to look like the tax code." --Tom Strese, commenting on news of another niche exemption request from the 30-minute break.

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Business trending better in 2015, operators say

Four in 10 readers believe 2015 holds better prospects than 2014 for their businesses.

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