Regulations

New rules for those making new rules

"If the word “data” is used once, it's used 77,000 times and I vote that, hereafter, the gubmint is not allowed to use the word more than once in a report, unless of course, they're referring to the Star Trek character..."

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Citing handling of hours-of-service rules and CSA, Senator vows to reform FMCSA

Sen. Deb Fischer this week announced she plans to introduce legislation to reform the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with the aim of making the agency more under Congressional control, more transparent and more inclusive of trucking industry stakeholders.

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FMCSA may have a new boss by month’s end

Acting Administrator Scott Darling's term ends March 23, and whether he or someone else will head the agency following that date is unclear.

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POLL: Ever trained a driver?

This poll looks at the extent to which readers have been involved in pre-CDL driver training, whether through a formal or informal process.

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Appeals court upholds dismissal of CCTA lawsuit against CARB regs

According to Joe Rajkovacz, CCTA government affairs director, further action is under way: "We will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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Broker group’s CSA-related bill seeks to diminish CSA’s role in hiring carriers, operators

The bill, TIA says, could limit the role of FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and its use by third parties to hire or otherwise make judgments about trucking companies.

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‘Help us stay in business’: Owner-ops tell FMCSA insurance increase would shut them down

Owner-operators say they fail to see the need for an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance required of carriers, and they’re afraid an increase would drive premium costs to a point that would force them to close shop.

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FMCSA alters course on e-log mandate, moves up projected publication date

FMCSA announced it has reversed a projected delay in the rule, moving up the expected publication date for a Final Rule mandating electronic logs by about six weeks.

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Driver cleared of obstruction charges after being woken up by police in the sleeper of team-driven truck

Kenny Capell was charged with obstruction of justice after refusing to comply with an ID check after being forced awake during a routine stop at the Northbound scale in Ringgold, Ga.

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How to engage potential drivers who are slipping away

A safe, practical graduated CDL program ... could bring more qualified drivers with long-term career potential, while screening out more of those who are better suited to four wheels than 18.

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