Regulations

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

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.

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

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."

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

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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CARB’s ‘loan denial provision’ less appealing by the minute

Details on proposed changes to amendments to CARB's Truck and Bus Rule adopted earlier in the year -- owner-operators have through Thursday, July 17, to comment on the changes.

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FMCSA speeds work on raising carrier insurance minimums, slows on Safety Fitness scoring rule

The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers a higher priority, according to projected rule publication dates in a recent DOT report.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Suit against Walmart in Tracy Morgan crash claims carrier violated hours rules, ‘negligent’ in oversight

Four survivors of the June 7 New Jersey Turnpike truck crash that left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition are suing Walmart Transportation, claiming the private carrier was "careless and negligent" in its oversight of drivers and equipment, which led to the crash, the lawsuit alleges.

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Computer-assisted logs: To print or not to print

If you're using a mobile-device logging app or a laptop-based program for hours of service, don't leave those printers at home just yet.

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