Regulations

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

| November 06, 2014

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.

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

| November 05, 2014

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.

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

| November 05, 2014

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.

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

| November 04, 2014

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.

Will a Republican takeover of Congress affect trucking?

| November 03, 2014

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

Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibilityPodcast

| October 31, 2014

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call 530-208-6423 at any time to record a message.

New guidance on Ebola-contaminated waste transport

| October 30, 2014

A new Federal Register notice issues advisory on how the hazmat transport regs apply, and readers continue to show favor for further measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Logging device mandate: FMCSA to build registry of approved devices

| October 30, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started the process of registering FMCSA-approved electronic logging devices in preparation for the upcoming ELD mandate, which likely will begin sometime in 2017.

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