Regulations

ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

| April 17, 2014

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

Driver coercion mitigation rule projected to be published this month

| April 16, 2014

FMCSA is working on a rule to mitigate potential coercion of drivers by shippers, receivers and carriers when crafting new rules. A speed limiter rule and Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action soon too.

KeepTruckin plans to offer free ELD to its pre-mandate e-logbook users

| April 16, 2014

That is, should the mandate take effect. With FMCSA hoping for a 2016 compliance date, KeepTruckin says it's developing the hardware to satisfy the ELD mandate now.

Agency committee meeting to form recommendations for CSA changes

| April 14, 2014

FMCSA's subcommittee for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program will meet April 29-30 to develop recommendations for changes to the program, its scoring system and the intervention process.

Size and weight increases: Groups fight legislation in Washington, report finds negative impacts

| April 11, 2014

Several trucking groups took to Washington, D.C., this week to note their opposition to any increases to truck size and weight limits. A recent study, too, points to potential negative safety effects of bigger and heavier trucks.

Another voice for FMCSA audit: Senator wants review of agency’s investigative practices

| April 10, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin has asked the DOT to audit FMCSA's investigative practices, following the January crash that left an Illinois tollway worker dead and a state trooper seriously injured.

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers rescinded in most exempted states

| April 10, 2014

FMCSA has cancelled the Congressionally implemented hours of service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers in 31 of the 36 states where exemptions were granted

FMCSA on med exam rule delay: More examiners on the way, numbers will work

| April 09, 2014

Nearly 25,000 medical examiners are somewhere in the process of being certified and added to FMCSA's medical examiner registry, the agency has said in response to OOIDA's request for a delay for drivers of the compliance date of the rule.

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