Regulations

Undoing hours rule, implementing e-logs key items on 2014 ATA agenda

| December 04, 2013

ATA Chairman Phil Byrd said undoing this year's hours-of-service rule changes, working on an electronic log mandate, fixing CSA and working to improve driver respect are some key areas ATA will focus on in 2014.

The CARB bind: On eve of public meeting, more voices on proposed compliance alternativesPodcast

| December 03, 2013

Owner-operators around the nation can voice their concerns with CARB regulations and newly proposed compliance alternatives via a Dec. 4 webcast meeting in Sacramento; further views in latest podcast.

The drones are coming! The drones are coming!

| December 03, 2013

Amazon Prime Air a big joke? -- "The data systems (CSA, PSP ...) tracking our lives and businesses, in the end, require much more of our attention and time than any airborne threat..."

FMCSA updates citation protocol to allow removal of violation from CSA, PSP after successful challenge

| December 02, 2013

In an attempt to shore up some of the data quality issues facing FMCSA, the agency has unveiled changes to its data collection system that it says will better account for adjudication after a roadside inspection violation.

Brokers lose court bid to stop Dec. 1 bond increase

| December 02, 2013

A federal court has denied a broker trade association’s motion to halt an increase in the surety bond from $10,000 to $75,000.

Another voice on the hours of service: Owner-operator Tom Quinton

| November 30, 2013

As Quinton's and recent other commentary makes clear, the new hours of service rule is foregrounding the problem of, simply, time. Time enough to get the work done in the day allotted to do it.

CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2Podcast

| November 27, 2013

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vidPodcast

| November 23, 2013

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

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