Regulations

Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explainedPodcast

| May 15, 2014

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.

E-log mandate: Agency extends public comment period to June 26

| May 15, 2014

Following a request by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposed electronic logging device mandate, pushing back the comment period 30 days to June 26.

What to expect during Roadcheck 2014

| May 14, 2014

During the 72-hour Roadcheck program, in operation now for more than two decades, a motor carrier is three times more likely than usual to see one of its trucks/drivers inspected in the U.S. and Canada.

Agency clarifies roadside inspection rules for older e-log devices

| May 14, 2014

FMCSA has issued guidance clarifying the roadside inspection regulation for trucks equipped with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).

More hours flexibility could ‘ease e-log angst’?

| May 14, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts asked the question in the title of a blog post on the CCJ website in which he discusses the hours flexibility issue relative to the proposed electronic logging device mandate.

FMCSA: Study shows lower crash rates with e-logs, but ‘skewed’ to bigger carriers

| May 13, 2014

Electronic logs have a beneficial impact on truck safety, according to a study posted Monday by FMCSA. The agency does, however, say the study is "skewed" toward large, for-hire carriers.

Judge consolidates OOIDA lawsuits against agency’s violation appeals process

| May 13, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s two lawsuits against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQ’s violations appeals system have been consolidated after the association filed a motion in court seeking consolidation.

60-day comment period for e-log mandate too short, CVSA says, requests 30-day extension

| May 13, 2014

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked FMCSA to give stakeholders an extra 30 days to submit comments on the agency's proposed electronic logging device mandate, citing the complexity and significance of the rule as reasons.

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