Regulations

CSA’s golden triangle more like a ‘scarlet letter’Podcast

| April 30, 2014

Audio from Panther's Irwin Shires and Transplace's Tom Sanderson at the CSA Subcommittee meeting shows difficulties of carriers dealing with the mark of the CSA program.

Foxx sends Obama highway bill to Congress, trucking groups unhappy with tolling measures

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | April 29, 2014

The Obama administration's transportation funding plan has officially made its way to Congress, as Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the four-year, $302 billion plan April 29. Trucking groups, however, disapprove of the bill and its allowance of tolling Interstates.

CSA crash-weighting study to be released in June, FMCSA says

| April 29, 2014

Full implementation of the Safety Fitness Determination rule, which would replace the current safety-rating system, could follow two years after a hoped-for September proposal. More news from MCSAC's CSA Subcommittee meeting...

Hours and recorders: Give safe drivers some freedom

| April 29, 2014

You shouldn’t have to invest in electronic logging technology to continue proving that you're safe.

OSHA orders carrier to pay driver $123k in refusal to drive case

| April 29, 2014

The Department of Labor has ordered an Iowa-based carrier to pay a driver $123,203 in back wages and reinstate him after the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the carrier to have violated federal retaliation laws.

CARB approves some compliance alternatives, deadline delays for owner-ops, small fleets

| April 25, 2014

CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

ELD mandate could pave way for time-based pay prevalence

| April 25, 2014

At least, watchers say, carriers may have better tools to support negotiation of hourly detention-pay schemes with shippers and receivers -- others, however, see potential downsides in the future, such as FMCSA further limiting hours...

Parking shortage: DOT looking for driver feedback

| April 24, 2014

The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from drivers about the challenges they face in finding parking and when and where shortages occur.

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