Regulations

FMCSA’s Ferro, trucking groups square off in Senate over hours, agency priorities

| July 31, 2014

At a Senate hearing this week, regulators and trucking groups offered testimony to lawmakers about what could be done to improve truck safety in the U.S. Here are some highlights.

New study highlights state truck enforcement disparities

| July 31, 2014

The new report, from ATRI, stresses that the different priorities and violation issuance rates across states dramatically undermine the uniformity of CSA.

FMCSA, OSHA to collaborate on employer retaliation claims made by truck drivers

| July 30, 2014

In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, FMCSA and OSHA have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws.

Sharing the road: Some common sense on regulations to reduce crashes

Pete Zimmer | July 30, 2014

From owner-operator Pete Zimmer: "Put the safety where needed. Educate auto drivers. Increase fines to make an impact. Put regulations where the biggest problems lie. Make fines equal for all. We are all on the same highways."

Trucking’s future looks great — for those who can adapt

| July 28, 2014

Freight’s going to be moving in 2025, and there will be money behind it: The question is will you be one of the ones hauling it?

OOIDA gets behind drivers’ class-action lawsuit against FMCSA, pre-employment reports

| July 24, 2014

OOIDA this week expressed its support for the six truck drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against trucking regulators, claiming they divulged to potential employers too much information about their prior violations.

CSA’s Safety Measurement System site getting redesign, new features in August

| July 23, 2014

One of the key goals of the redesign is to better highlight elements of the SMS that actually correlate with crash risk, FMCSA says.

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

| July 21, 2014

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

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