trucking regulations

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

| October 01, 2013

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.

Government shutdown? Not for FMCSA, trucking regs

James Jaillet and Todd Dills | October 01, 2013

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.

Another CSA audit in the works

| October 23, 2012

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.

CSA criticized at House hearing

| September 14, 2012

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

Drought results in more states waiving regs

| August 09, 2012

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

Agency publishes final brake rule

| August 06, 2012

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

EPA wants stricter soot standards

| June 18, 2012

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

Concern growing over FMCSA’s listening ability

| May 31, 2012

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

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