Med examiner rule update: ATA requests six-month delay, FMCSA boosting numbers

| May 19, 2014

ATA has joined the chorus asking the FMCSA to push back the effective date of its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners until more examiners have been added to its rolls.

Senate committee passes six-year MAP-21 extension bill unanimously

| May 16, 2014

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee made quick work of the highway reauthorization bill it unveiled just this week, passing the six-year plan unanimously Thursday, May 15.

CARB fines for trucking companies total $2.2 million last year

| May 16, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board Diesel penalized truck and bus fleets a total of $2,177,813 last year for non-compliance with state diesel risk reduction programs.

E-log mandate: Agency extends public comment period to June 26

| May 15, 2014

Following a request by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposed electronic logging device mandate, pushing back the comment period 30 days to June 26.

More hours flexibility could ‘ease e-log angst’?

| May 14, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts asked the question in the title of a blog post on the CCJ website in which he discusses the hours flexibility issue relative to the proposed electronic logging device mandate.

FMCSA: Study shows lower crash rates with e-logs, but ‘skewed’ to bigger carriers

| May 13, 2014

Electronic logs have a beneficial impact on truck safety, according to a study posted Monday by FMCSA. The agency does, however, say the study is "skewed" toward large, for-hire carriers.

60-day comment period for e-log mandate too short, CVSA says, requests 30-day extension

| May 13, 2014

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked FMCSA to give stakeholders an extra 30 days to submit comments on the agency's proposed electronic logging device mandate, citing the complexity and significance of the rule as reasons.

Carrier groups want expansion of drug database rule, petition FMCSA

| May 13, 2014

Some trucking and enforcement groups have asked FMCSA to expand its drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule to require carriers to report “actual knowledge” of drug use by drivers. OOIDA says such "unverifiable" information should not be used against a driver.

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