Regulations

Former FMCSA head details status of e-log mandate, speed limiters, Safety Fitness

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Annette Sandberg offered her take on the timeline for upcoming trucking rulemakings — mandates for speed limiters and electronic logging devices, establishing the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, implementing entry-level driver training requirements and more — last week.

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BigRoad follows through on e-log with engine connection

The NASTC show was among its first public debuts, as BigRoad emphasized the company's been focusing on keeping up with demand from the fleets and operators among current app users, with around 800 units shipped so far.

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OOIDA lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs dismissed over technicality, OOIDA to appeal

OOIDA’s 2013 lawsuit again CARB over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge. OOIDA says it will appeal the decision and "see it through."

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Sleep apnea and conditional medical certification being fought on new fronts

In an attempt to solve the problem of medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term conditional certifications — if any certification at all — pending results of a sleep study, NASTC has started offering both member and non-member carriers and drivers a sleep apnea screening and testing program that puts the process in the driver's hands.

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Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

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FMCSA to survey new CDL holders for long-awaited driver training rule

The agency announced this week its intentions to survey recently licensed truck operators as part of the data gathering process in producing an entry level driver training rule.

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Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

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Liability insurance increase for carriers could see delay, may never come, ATA says

Owner-operator concerns over regulators’ seemingly quick work to produce a rule to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance trucking companies must have could be much ado about nothing, says ATA's chief of advocacy.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

White House clears FMCSA request for comment on potential insurance increase rule

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is intended to seek trucking industry input before FMCSA potentially produces a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Final Rule.

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Will a Republican takeover of Congress affect trucking?

Will a Republican-controlled Congress affect the trucking industry? More specifically, will a Republican takeover of the Senate benefit the trucking industry?

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