regulations

Regulatory update: Speed limiters, insurance increase, carrier scoring rules still set for 2014

A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could still come in 2014.

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House clears bill amendment to stop FMCSA from raising carrier insurance minimums

Continuing Congressional action of late to try to rein in FMCSA regulatory activities, the House voted to add an amendment to its DOT funding bill to stop the agency from increasing the minimum amount of liability insurance carriers must have.

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DOT adds raising carrier insurance minimums to regulatory calendar, pushes Safety Fitness rule back

An official timeline for FMCSA's push to raise liability insurance minimums for carriers has been released by the Department of Transportation, and it signals the agency plans to begin work on the regulation quickly in hopes of publishing a proposed rule in November.

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FMCSA unveils rule to prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers, brokers

A proposed rule prohibiting carriers, shippers, brokers and others from coercing drivers to drive beyond hours of service limits or other federal rules has been released by FMCSA, and the agency is taking public comment for 90 days.

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Agency to start process of hiking carrier insurance minimums with MCSAC meeting

An FMCSA committee will meet this month to begin work on the agency's plan to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance required by carriers.

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Driver coercion rule clears White House, set for publication

FMCSA's so-called Prohibition of Coercion rule has cleared the next hurdle in the rulemaking process, as the White House's Office of Management and Budget has given the regulation its stamp of approval.

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FMCSA: Current insurance minimums for carriers ‘inadequate,’ new rule coming

The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is too low, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum.

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POLL: Should truck size/weight limits be changed?

With federal attention to tractor-trailer size and weight and some groups lobbying for increases, tell us what you think in general and specific terms about where weight needs to go -- or remain -- in this poll and comments section.

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DOT to give truck size and weight increase update on May 6

FHWA will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits.

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Size and weight increases: Groups fight legislation in Washington, report finds negative impacts

Several trucking groups took to Washington, D.C., this week to note their opposition to any increases to truck size and weight limits. A recent study, too, points to potential negative safety effects of bigger and heavier trucks.

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