Regulations

Cross-border pilot program reaches official end

| October 14, 2014

The 13 U.S.-Mexico pilot program carriers cleared to haul into the U.S. interior, beyond the border commercial zone, will continue to have authority to operate in U.S.

Full docket for FMCSA: Update on the next 12 months’ jam-packed regulatory schedule

| October 13, 2014

Between now and the end of next summer, FMCSA projects it will publish at least five proposed or final rules to either change existing or add new regulations to the industry, according to a monthly Department of Transportation report.

Safety Fitness Determination rule under review by FMCSA’s top brass, agency leader says

| October 13, 2014

The long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule has hit the “front office” of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said FMCSA Chief Safety Officer Jack Van Steenburg, which is one of the last stops before moving to the White House for approval.

Driver medication use, cross-border trucking, insurance hikes on the docket for FMCSA committee meetings

| October 13, 2014

The agency's advisory committee will meet with FMCSA's Medical Review Board to talk medications like painkillers and amphetamines, and it will meet by itself to discuss the liability insurance increase for carriers and cross-border trucking.

PHMSA issues guidance for trucking Ebola waste

| October 10, 2014

Coordination between the Centers for Disease Control and PHMSA reportedly continues as officials work to ensure there is not an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

Be heard: Engage your representatives directly

Mike McRae | October 08, 2014

"If you don’t get involved, then as my dad and grampa would tell me, you don’t have any reason to complain when things are not going the way you think they should." --Owner-operator (retired) Mike McRae

POLL: Which of these industry concerns is most important?

| October 08, 2014

Following the release of the American Transportation Research Institute's critical issues report, this poll probes Overdrive readers' own prioritization of ATRI's top ten carrier concerns.

Finding fault: Where inspections are toughest

| October 07, 2014

This month in the Standout States series we look at Connecticut, which might get the most proverbial "bang" for its inspection buck with the highest number of violations per inspection on average – and the lowest percentage of clean inspections.

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