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FMCSA broadens ability to revoke authority from carriers who repeatedly violate safety regs

| January 22, 2014

FMCSA has published a final rule expanding its ability to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of "egregious disregard" for compliance with federal safety rules. The rule will become effective Feb. 21.

What kinds of questions should be on the New Entrant test?

| January 14, 2014

This question, answers to which are central to FMCSA's needs in preparing its New Entrant test rulemaking, saw some debate at the recent listening session on the subject. Weigh in yourself via this poll.

New Entrant testing listening session to be webcast Monday

| January 09, 2014

Detail on the Monday, Jan. 13, webcast of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first listening session on the subject.

Safety fitness rule scheduled for May, as e-log, driver database rule still expected soon

| January 08, 2014

Despite a DOT regulatory update from Tuesday, Jan. 7, that hinted a Safety Fitness Determination rule could come this month, the rule is not actually expected to be published until May 30.

Operator views on FMCSA’s entry level driver training proposals

| January 03, 2014

Legal pot: Still a no go for truckers

| January 03, 2014

Marijuana is still prohibited for truck drivers, despite some state measures to legalize the drug. Here's a roundup of previous OD coverage on legal pot, including science behind driving while stoned and legal pot's potential ...

Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

| December 26, 2013

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

Another take on broker bond increase: TIA says impact on brokers, industry will be minimal

| December 11, 2013

The dropping numbers of brokers in FMCSA's database doesn't tell the whole story, says a TIA rep, and the impact of the broker bond increase on the trucking industry will be minimal, he added.

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