Regulations

FDA wants stricter standards for some reefer haulers

| February 11, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published Feb. 5 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will require some food haulers to take extra measures when transporting food with the greatest risk for contamination.

Regs review, CSA, driver pay highlight potential highway-bill action items discussed at MCSAC Day 1

| February 10, 2014

What would you tell the FMCSA to focus on in terms of priority issues for the next highway reauthorization? Find here what FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's diverse membership thinks.

E-log mandate rule projected to come this month, driver database rule this week

| February 10, 2014

In its monthly update on significant rulemakings, the DOT has again revised the projected date of publication for a rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices, backing it up this time to Feb. 27. The drug and alcohol clearinghouse is projected to be published Friday, Feb. 14.

Hopping a beverage trailer to D.C.

| February 10, 2014

Follow @channel19todd on Twitter for updates from this week's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., set to take up highway-bill priorities and CSA, among other topics.

Introducing ‘Drivers for the TRUE Safety Act’

| February 08, 2014

In November Chris Gadarowski launched the "Drivers for the 'TRUE Safety Act'" Facebook page as a grassroots gathering point for those in favor of the bill’s call for an independent hours review attendant to a rollback of changes made last July.

FMCSA shuts down an owner-operator, company driver for intoxication, other violations

| February 07, 2014

FMCSA announced Feb. 7 it had issued imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Tennessee-based owner-operator and a Florida-based truck driver for issues related to being intoxicated while driving.

Hours of service exemptions for propane haulers extended to March 1

| February 07, 2014

The hours of service waivers issued for propane haulers in the South, East and Midwest have been extended to March 1, pushed back from their previous end date of Feb. 11.

Public ignorant to costs added to goods by trucking regulations: Part 3 of OD spot on Road DogPodcast

| February 06, 2014

Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts said in a radio appearance the public doesn't realize the burden it bears in paying for goods with prices elevated by regulations placed on the trucking industry. Listen to the segment here.

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