Regulations

Insurance increase rule, speed limiter rule running behind FMCSA’s projected schedule

| October 22, 2014

File this under “no news can sometimes be news” — Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process.

Top 10 state truck enforcement departments ranked by performance

| October 21, 2014

Access Overdrive analysis of data on the top 10 high-performance states when it comes to truck enforcement, as ranked in the brand-new report from the American Transportation Research Institute, out today.

FMCSA amends hours rules for fuel haulers in emergency situations

| October 21, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized changes to federal safety regulations that will allow certain state-issued emergency declarations to supersede federal hours-of-service regulations.

80 percent of public oppose overturning current hours rule, trucking questions study

| October 17, 2014

Safety groups are pushing a new study that shows 80 percent of the American public wants Congress to leave the 2013 hours-of-service rule in place and to abandon efforts to suspend the rule. Trucking groups, however, say the results of the study are “misleading” and “harmful.”

Far from just a ‘driver gripe’: Parking a growing concern for fleets, too

| October 14, 2014

A perennial concern of drivers and owner-operators stands firm in the ranks at the No. 6 position in a prominent fleet survey: Truck parking,

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.

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