Regulations

Suit against Walmart in Tracy Morgan crash claims carrier violated hours rules, ‘negligent’ in oversight

Four survivors of the June 7 New Jersey Turnpike truck crash that left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition are suing Walmart Transportation, claiming the private carrier was "careless and negligent" in its oversight of drivers and equipment, which led to the crash, the lawsuit alleges.

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Computer-assisted logs: To print or not to print

If you're using a mobile-device logging app or a laptop-based program for hours of service, don't leave those printers at home just yet.

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Smartphone, tablet logging apps no longer require printing or manual signatures, FMCSA says

Digital logs produced by smartphone, tablet or computer apps no longer have to be printed and signed manually by drivers, according to new guidance on digital logs issued by FMCSA.

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Cross-border update: Mexican carrier denied program entrance, FMCSA committee to evaluate program

An agency subcommittee meets this month to determine whether FMCSA met its objectives with the cross-border pilot program with Mexico. The agency also said this week the latest applicant to the program failed the pre-authorization safety audit.

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VIDEO: Part 2 of Mark White’s story

Mark White continues his story of how Old Time Express got out from their Conditional rating, truly earning the reinstatement to Satisfactory, he says.

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CSA’s Fallout: ‘Play the game’ to get out of the lockup

How the team at Old Time Express turned the lock open out of 'safety jail,' reversing its Conditional rating and winning back business.

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VIDEO: Old Time Express’ Mark White — a two-year regulatory odyssey, in his own words

White tells his story -- featured in the July 2014 issue of Overdrive -- of two years spent under the Conditional safety rating and the aftermath. Today, the Satisfactory-rated small fleet is running electronic logs.

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CSA’s Fallout: Trapped in a CSA nightmare

Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in "safety jail" as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.

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In formal comments, OOIDA says e-log mandate not worth the cost, other trade groups supportive of rule

Trucking trade groups held their formal public comments on the proposed federal electronic logging device mandate until the waning hours, and each of the major ones fell as expected in terms of support or opposition.

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Medical registry now has 30,000 examiners, FMCSA says, with 22k more in queue

Another 8,000 health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners since the new system for USDOT medical examinations launched last month with an initial roster of 22,000 providers, FMCSA said last week.

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