Regulations

House bill seeks to remove assumption that CSA scores should be used in carrier hiring

| February 27, 2015

The bill aims to remove the public assumption that carrier rankings in the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program should be used as a tool to hire carriers.

READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

| February 26, 2015

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

Accelerated ‘negotiated rulemaking’ on pre-CDL driver training gets under way in Washington

| February 26, 2015

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level driver training requirements.

Comment period closes tonight for FMCSA’s work to increase carrier insurance minimums

| February 26, 2015

The public comment deadline on a rule that could increase the amount of liability insurance required to be held by carriers ends Feb. 26, and carriers and other industry stakeholders have until midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday to submit their input.

Faster e-log implementation, hair drug tests, speed limiters highlight Trucking Alliance’s 2015 action items

| February 25, 2015

The Trucking Alliance said it plans to push for quicker implementation of an electronic logging device mandate, an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance that trucking companies must hold and a speed limiter mandate, among other items.

To carry or not to carry: 65 percent of readers say physical med card still key in inspections

| February 25, 2015

As evidenced by February polling here, the physical medical card remained part of more than 6 in 10 readers’ most-recent roadside stops.

FMCSA shuts down another small carrier following investigation revealing widespread violations

| February 20, 2015

A small Colorado-based fleet has become the latest to be shut down by federal regulators, following a compliance investigation that revealed disregard for key safety regulations, FMCSA announced this week.

FMCSA extends comment period on CSA crash accountability report

| February 18, 2015

The public comment period for the DOT’s study on the feasibility and potential impact of implementing crash weighting or “crash accountability” into CSA rankings has been extended 30 days.

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