regulations

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

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.

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New Entrant testing listening session to be webcast Monday

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

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

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.

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Legal pot: Still a no go for truckers

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 affect on trucking.

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

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.

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

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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35% of brokers have authority revoked in bond increase measure, broker group says

In a number that's been increasing every day since Dec. 1, 7,561 freight brokers are now shut down due to their failure to comply with bond increase required by the MAP-21, says James Lamb, AIPBA president.

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Regulatory onslaught to shrink capacity, spur rate increase, economist says

The regulatory bottleneck heading toward the trucking industry in 2014 will further shrink the driver pool and the industry's capacity and could lead to a 6 percent increase in truckload rates by the second quarter of 2014, said Eric Starks

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Broker numbers fall following bond increase, broker group appealing mandate

A broker trade association is appealing a new regulation that changed their minimum bond requirement from $10,000 to $75,000, which it says already has shut down 2,768 brokers not in compliance by Dec. 1 deadline.

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Brokers lose court bid to stop Dec. 1 bond increase

A federal court has denied a broker trade association’s motion to halt an increase in the surety bond from $10,000 to $75,000.

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