Regulations

Investigators targeted 193 carriers using CSA data in 2014 enforcement blitz

| February 13, 2015

Investigators used driver performance data from the FMCSA’s CSA algorithm to target nearly 200 companies for on-site interventions. Officers also made contact with nearly 20,000 commercial drivers.

Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

| February 12, 2015

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

Rule to require stability control systems on trucks reaches OMB

| February 11, 2015

The rule, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA.

Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

| February 10, 2015

The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.

DOT begins audit of FMCSA’s compliance with 34-hour restart study requirements

| February 10, 2015

The OIG says its objective is to “determine whether FMCSA’s design and implementation of the restart study complies with the requirements of the act.”

OOIDA: Small biz regulatory bill good for owner-operators, small fleets

| February 09, 2015

A bill making its way through Congress currently — most recently clearing the U.S. House — is being lauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as a win for owner-operators and other small trucking companies.

TCA chair: E-log mandate to push owner-ops from trucking, drivers should be making minimum $65k

| February 05, 2015

The looming federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices will cause “a huge exodus” of owner-operators, says TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn. Also, fleets should pay drivers no less than $65,000 a year, he says.

Study: Exhaust from newer diesel engines not linked to cancer

| February 05, 2015

Lifetime exposure to modern diesel exhaust does not induce tumors or precancerous changes, according to the first comprehensive study of the matter.

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