Regulations

‘Still not listening’: Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

| February 04, 2014

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

CSA scoring is faulty, unfair for small carriers, GAO report says

| February 04, 2014

The scoring system used by FMCSA in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system is flawed and is made up of an incomplete data set, particularly for small carriers, a GAO report concludes.

‘Trucking always a target for regulations’ — Overdrive editor talks politics, trucking regs on Road DogPodcast

| February 03, 2014

A few weeks back, Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts went on Mark Wills' Road Dog Trucking News on Sirius to talk trucking regulations and how they relate to political ideologies of the day.

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers extended to Dakotas, Florida

| January 31, 2014

Propane haulers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Florida now are temporarily exempt from federal hours of service regulations, per two declarations issued this week by the FMCSA. Regional waivers now cover more than two-thirds of the U.S.

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

Agency’s advisory committee holding public meeting to talk recommendations for next highway bill

| January 30, 2014

FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a meeting open to the public next month to discuss what agenda items FMCSA should push to include in Congress’ next highway funding law.

FMCSA concludes new hours of service rule better for safety in its long-awaited study

| January 30, 2014

In its long-awaited field study on the current hours rule, FMCSA has concluded that the two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. period requirements of the 34-hour restart provisions of the rule cause truck operators to drive safer and be better rested.

Court denies review of FMCSA fatigue policies

| January 30, 2014

A federal appeals court has dismissed the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's request for review of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's enforcement policies regarding driver fatigue.

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