Regulations

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.

Was trucking wrong about hours of service?

| August 15, 2013

Forecasts on the impact the new hours of service rule will have on the industry may have been overstated, a recent studies say. The research, however, makes a major presumption.

CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

| August 15, 2013

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

Agency granting 30-min. break exemptions for defense, livestock haulers

| August 12, 2013

FMCSA has published notices of application from the DOD and livestock council asking to exempt them from the 30-minute break requirement mandated by the current hours-of-service rule.

CSA system update: New hours violations encoded

| August 12, 2013

New violations added to the CSA Safety Measurement System include codification of the hours of service break requirement at a 7-point severity weight value.

Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

| August 07, 2013

FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

Court upholds all of hours rule for long-haul drivers

| August 02, 2013

The entirety of the current hours of service rule was upheld for long-haul drivers. The only portion of the rule vacated by the court was the required 30-minute break for short-haul drivers.

Zero-defect driver vehicle reports on their way out

| August 01, 2013

FMCSA has issued a proposed rule that would eliminate the requirement of drivers to submit vehicle inspection reports in which they found no defects or problems.

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