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

| June 13, 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.

New Century abruptly closes and files for bankruptcy, driver sues for lack of notice

| June 13, 2014

The 1,000-truck New Century Transportation has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7. It has also been hit this week with a class-action lawsuit from a driver, who alleges the company violated federal law by not giving drivers a written notice 60 days prior to their dismissal.

California considering replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

| June 12, 2014

California could become the third West Coast state to test the feasibility of replacing state fuel excise tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

Has FMCSA’s Ferro lost it? Or is her credibility just shot?

| June 12, 2014

Given recent actions by Congress to undermine FMCSA rulemaking and an emotional plea made to Congress in a recent DOT Fast Lane blog post by agency head Anne Ferro, what's going to come of Ferro and her time at FMCSA?

Driver pleads not guilty in Tracy Morgan crash charges, HOS argument brims

| June 12, 2014

With several news reports suggesting its driver had been awake working for 24 hours prior to the accident, Walmart spokesperson Brooke Buchanan issued a statement early today, Monday, June 9, that the driver was operating within federal hours limitations.

Finalist Anna Sosnina: ‘Respect everyone. There is no room for an attitude’

| June 12, 2014

Sosnina never planned to be a truck driver; she saw an ad for trucking driving school, enrolled in it and loved it.

Teamsters come out against hours changes, ATA still supportive

| June 11, 2014

The Teamsters Union has voiced its opposition to recent Congressional action to roll back the 2013 changes to federal hours-of-service restart provisions, but ATA head Bill Graves is holding strong on the group’s support for suspending the changes.

Reader: Truck drivers essential to American way of life

| June 11, 2014

This letter and salute to the American driver came in from Elberta Bocock, administrator of a Facebook page that is itself something of a salute.

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