regulations

DOT: Little data exists to make sound decision on truck size and weight changes

The DOT on Friday issued a report saying it does not have enough data about truck size and weight to be able to make recommendations to Congress or regulators about changing the current truck size and weight laws.

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FMCSA looks to press states again on CDL program compliance

FMCSA announced this week it again wants to perform a formal information collection process to ensure states are complying with federal requirements dictating Commercial Driver's License issuance programs. The State Commercial Driver’s License Program Plan is part of 2012's MAP-21 highway funding act, which requires states to submit a plan to the U.S. DOT describing the actions they will take to address any problems in their CDL programs, as identified by the DOT in its most recent ...

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Rollover system mandate set for publication as OMB clears rule

A federal rule to require all new trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the rule likely will be published in the coming weeks.

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Crash treatment in CSA ‘not fair,’ says FMCSA’s safety head, says agency wants to fix

FMCSA's Jack Van Steenburg, while admitting the agency's CSA program's lack of crash weighting is unfair, did not give specifics as how the agency could fix it. He spoke Tuesday with TCA's David Heller about a wide range of trucking regulations.

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E-log mandate: DOT’s latest projected dates for it, fuel economy standards and other 2015 regs

The latest projections for major trucking regulations in the DOT's pipeline.

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Speed limiter mandate one step closer to publication, sent to White House for approval

A proposed federal rule to require the installation and use of speed limiters on heavy trucks has been sent from the DOT to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for its approval.

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DOT auditing FMCSA over alleged failures to intervene with flagged carriers prior to fatal crashes

The DOT’s Office of Inspector General has initiated an audit of FMCSA’s processes for ensuring that reviews of motor carriers flagged for investigation are timely and adequate.

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$400k trucks? Overdrive talks to CCTA’s Joe Rajkovacz about impact of emissions regs

A recent decision by a federal court denied the California Construction Trucking Association's appeal of the EPA’s greenhouse gas standards based on a lack of standing.

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New FMCSA diabetes rule open to comments

A proposed rule published in the Federal Register May 4 would amend FMCSA’s medical qualification standards to allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without having to apply for an exemption with FMCSA.

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An industry with a voice: Trucking’s opportunity to make it heard over CSA

The Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking represents the first, best opportunity to speak out on CSA, according to Dave Heller, speaking to a group of safety managers convened for TCA meeting.

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