trucking regulations

Agency increases fines, strengthens out-of-service order authority

FMCSA — in compliance with the MAP-21 highway funding law finalized last year — has increased fines for several violations of its regulations and widened its authority to issue out-of-service orders.

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Government shutdown? Not for FMCSA, trucking regs

Enforcement of trucking regulations and the operation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not be affected by the federal government shutdown that went into effect Oct. 1.

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Another CSA audit in the works

House Reps. John J Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Peter Defazio (D-Ore.) have asked the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General for an audit on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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CSA criticized at House hearing

For the second time in a month, House members and witnesses blasted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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Drought results in more states waiving regs

The year’s record-dry drought has resulted in Arkansas and Kansas becoming the latest states to waive some trucking regulations for hay haulers.

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Agency publishes final brake rule

The new rule amends the clamp and rotochamber brake actuator readjustment limits, clarifies their application and corrects an error.

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EPA wants stricter soot standards

In response to a court order, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, June 15, proposed updates to its national air quality standards.

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Concern growing over FMCSA’s listening ability

Steven Bryan of Vigillo says ATA and others don't think FMCSA is listening to their concerns anymore.

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Speakout

Truckes weigh in on safety and scheduling plus the biggest problems facing owner-operators.

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Feedback

Truckers weighin on CSA concerns, EOBRs, Mexican trucks, lost trucking jobs and much more.

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