Be your own boss: 14 ‘do or die’ compliance duties

| January 10, 2014

Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.

Trucking employment mostly flat in December in below-expectation job report

| January 10, 2014

Just 100 new payroll jobs were added in the for-hire trucking industry in December, according to Department of Labor, coming on the heels of big gains in November, which saw a net gain of 8,400 jobs.

Updated list: Exemptions to hours regs issued in some states for propane, fuel, relief load haulers

| January 10, 2014

In wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the extreme temperatures in impacted states, several states have issued exemptions or waivers of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers hauling fuel to or in those states.

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.

Medical certification deadline update: Extension to 2015 in the works

| January 09, 2014

As the Jan. 30 deadline looms for CDL holders to self-certify their operating and medical credentials with their license-issuing state, drivers may still need to carry paper cards.

New Prime Inc. ordered to pay $100k to driver it allegedly retaliated against

| January 08, 2014

New Prime Inc., part of mega fleet Prime Inc., has been ordered to pay a former driver $100,000 after OSHA deemed it submitted damaging information about the driver to DAC in retaliation. The carrier is appealing the ruling.

Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

| January 08, 2014

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

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.

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