Regulations

Government shutdown? Not for FMCSA, trucking regs

James Jaillet and Todd Dills | October 01, 2013

Enforcement of trucking regulations and the operation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not be affected by the federal government shutdown that went into effect Oct. 1.

Left-coast gamble: CARB forces tough yearend decision for many owner-operators

| September 27, 2013

What choice will you make? This first in a three-part series shares tools to help and perspective on short- and long-term preparation for the future of emissions regulations.

Per FMCSA rule, hazmat hauler rail crossings now more limited

| September 26, 2013

Drivers hauling hazmat may no longer cross a highway-rail grade crossing unless there is sufficient space to drive completely through without stopping, per a rule made final this week by FMCSA.

Sleep apnea bill clears House, awaits Senate approval

| September 26, 2013

The bill that would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from solely issuing guidance relative to sleep disorder/apnea screening of truck drivers has passed in the House.

Sleep apnea bill moves closer to passage as Senate introduces version

| September 25, 2013

The Senate has introduced its own version of the sleep apnea bill, which would require FMCSA to pursue a formal rule — rather than guidance — if any action is taken on sleep disorder screening.

More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

Robert Steele | September 24, 2013

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

Agency shuts down Texas fleet for disregarding hours of service regs

| September 24, 2013

A Laredo, Texas-based fleet has become the 10th trucking company this year to be issued an out-of-service order after it was discovered the company was not ensuring its drivers complied with federal hours of service regulations.

Say no to stacked light violations

| September 24, 2013

An advocate, going to bat for a driver hit with five "stacked" lighting violations during an inspection, uncovers some intel on a potential final fix for stacking ongoing via CVSA/FMCSA development work. High time for it. . .

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