Regulations

Checking in with ‘Truckers against CARB’ — rally, public meeting Thursday

| April 22, 2014

Video interview with Loren Hutnick about his "Truckers Against CARB" rally planned for Thursday in Sacramento, as CARB takes up public comment on the flexibility-enhancement provisions it introduced earlier in the year.

FMCSA: Current insurance minimums for carriers ‘inadequate,’ new rule coming

| April 22, 2014

The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is too low, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum.

Readers: ‘No’ to truck size/weight increase

| April 22, 2014

Six in 10 driver respondents to a poll about increases to truck sizes and weights favor no change to limits, citing concerns about current repair of roads and bridges, competition and limited benefit otherwise.

FMCSA extends comment period on driver database rule, per OOIDA request

| April 22, 2014

The public comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule has been extended a month to May 21, spurred by a request from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Arizona DOT warning of border blockade threats by Mexican truckers

| April 21, 2014

Mexican truckers unhappy with inspections, fines and treatment by inspectors are threatening to protest at Arizona border crossings with a traffic blockade, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, who is pressing FMCSA to take action to resolve the issues.

Recently shut down fleet wins case to overturn FMCSA order

| April 17, 2014

A Department of Transportation judge has tossed out a shutdown order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing the Illinois-based DND International to resume its operations.

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.

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