Regulations

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

| July 21, 2014

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

CARB’s ‘loan denial provision’ less appealing by the minute

| July 15, 2014

Details on proposed changes to amendments to CARB's Truck and Bus Rule adopted earlier in the year -- owner-operators have through Thursday, July 17, to comment on the changes.

FMCSA speeds work on raising carrier insurance minimums, slows on Safety Fitness scoring rule

| July 15, 2014

The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers a higher priority, according to projected rule publication dates in a recent DOT report.

Suit against Walmart in Tracy Morgan crash claims carrier violated hours rules, ‘negligent’ in oversight

| July 14, 2014

Four survivors of the June 7 New Jersey Turnpike truck crash that left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition are suing Walmart Transportation, claiming the private carrier was "careless and negligent" in its oversight of drivers and equipment, which led to the crash, the lawsuit alleges.

Computer-assisted logs: To print or not to print

| July 11, 2014

If you're using a mobile-device logging app or a laptop-based program for hours of service, don't leave those printers at home just yet.

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