Regulations

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.

KeepTruckin plans to offer free ELD to its pre-mandate e-logbook users

| April 16, 2014

That is, should the mandate take effect. With FMCSA hoping for a 2016 compliance date, KeepTruckin says it's developing the hardware to satisfy the ELD mandate now.

Agency committee meeting to form recommendations for CSA changes

| April 14, 2014

FMCSA's subcommittee for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program will meet April 29-30 to develop recommendations for changes to the program, its scoring system and the intervention process.

Size and weight increases: Groups fight legislation in Washington, report finds negative impacts

| April 11, 2014

Several trucking groups took to Washington, D.C., this week to note their opposition to any increases to truck size and weight limits. A recent study, too, points to potential negative safety effects of bigger and heavier trucks.

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