Hours rule, CSA draw sharp criticism in House hearing, FMCSA head Ferro defends both

| March 17, 2014

FMCSA head Anne Ferro defended in front of Congress last week her agency and two of its most criticized regulatory actions in recent years — the hours-of-service rule changes made in July of last year and the agency's CSA program.

Senate passes bill to exempt propane haulers from hours reg to May 31, bill goes to president

| March 14, 2014

The Senate unanimously passed March 14 a bill that would extend hours-of-service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers to March 31. The bill now goes to President Obama, where his signature would make it law.

Turnover at large truckload carriers falls at year-end

| March 14, 2014

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.

New rule includes 8 ways to help prevent e-log harassment

| March 14, 2014

FMCSA outlines eight proposed provisions to attempt to prevent driver harassment with ELDs. Congress and the courts directed FMCSA to include safeguards against driver harassment in the rule.

Logging device mandate could come in 2016, outlines hardware spec’s, harassment provisions

| March 13, 2014

The rule addresses driver harassment protections, hardware specifications and hours of service-related supporting documents.

Readers debate New Entrant test

| March 13, 2014

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on the subject approached.

FMCSA proposes rule mandating electronic logging devices

| March 13, 2014

The compliance date for the mandate will be two years after the final rule is published, which will come after a 60-day public comment period.

Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year

| March 13, 2014

Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.

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