Regulations

Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

| September 03, 2013

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

House letter questions hours of service implementation

| September 03, 2013

House members in a letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx say the implementation of the hours of service rule was "counter to common sense."

Tale of two CA ports in recent protest actions

| August 30, 2013

Los Angeles port truckers picketed an area trucking company Aug. 27, while the previous week, Oakland port independents ended protests after leadership agreed to reach out on their behalf.

Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

| August 29, 2013

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

| August 28, 2013

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.

How to prepare for a safety audit

| August 23, 2013

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

FMCSA’s enforcement authority growth spurt

| August 23, 2013

With the Unified Registration System at final rule status and in implementation phase, some watchers see a future powerful tool for FMCSA in its efforts to target noncompliant carriers.

Carrier registration system rule clears OMB

| August 15, 2013

A Unified Carrier Registration rule could be made final within a week, as the OMB has cleared FMCSA's proposed rule and sent it back to the agency to become final.

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