A federal rule to rescind the requirement that drivers submit vehicle inspection reports when no defects were found has made its way to the Office of Management and Budget and is expected to be published as a Final Rule in November.
Two key arguments have emerged: One contending the rule is past due and that the agency should do more to hold shippers and receivers accountable, and the other saying the rule is a good idea but places the burden of proof of coercion on truck operators, thereby undermining its purpose.
The Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s carrier rankings site — the Safety Measurement System — has been redesigned and has some new features, which went live Aug. 2. Here's what's changed.
The CNBC series itself wondered why there is not a "national outcry" for more trucking regulations. As reader Dianne Vranesic put it quite simply, "'Under-regulated'? Are you kidding?"
At a Senate hearing this week, regulators and trucking groups offered testimony to lawmakers about what could be done to improve truck safety in the U.S. Here are some highlights.
The new report, from ATRI, stresses that the different priorities and violation issuance rates across states dramatically undermine the uniformity of CSA.
In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, FMCSA and OSHA have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws.
From owner-operator Pete Zimmer: "Put the safety where needed. Educate auto drivers. Increase fines to make an impact. Put regulations where the biggest problems lie. Make fines equal for all. We are all on the same highways."
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