Regulations

Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

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FMCSA shuts down fleet behind driver said to have been on duty 35 hours

Illinois-based carrier DND International has been ordered to shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after the agency said its investigators found "widespread, serious violations" of hours of service regulations and with falsifying logs.

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House members call for GAO to evaluate FMCSA’s methodology in creating hours rule

Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate studies done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that justify the most recent hours of service regulations changes, which took effect last year.

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Agency shuts down Texas carrier for hours, drug testing violations

FMCSA announced this week it has shut down a the Forest Hill, Texas-based FTW Transport, issuing an imminent hazard out-of-service order for violations related to hours-of-service compliance and drug and alcohol regulations.

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Mid-America roundup: Concept truck, driver hero, OEM updates top 2014 show

Though lighter than usual on major announcements, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week still produced some highlights. Here is a roundup of some of the noteworthy and popular items from the show

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Crash accountability in CSA scores, changes to DataQs higlight CSA update

A study that evaluates both the impact of implementing crash fault weighting into CSA scores and FMCSA's ability to implement such a system is still being reviewed by the agency and peers prior to its release, said an FMCSA official this week.

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MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place as early as this summer.

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Seminar: Medical registry rule upping urgency of sleep apnea testing

The looming deadline for truckers to be medically certified by examiners approved by FMCSA has ratcheted up the pressure for those who may be at risk for sleep apnea to be tested and treated, said a speaker this week in Louisville, Ky.

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URS: FMCSA begins deactivating carrier authorities with update-enforcement provision

Part of the rationale for the system is a clean-up of FMCSA data – the agency has begun deactivating motor carrier authorities that are not being actively updated by set deadlines, depending on the motor carrier.

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Agency publishes logging device rule, taking public comment for 60 days

FMCSA's electronic logging device mandate proposal has been published in the Federal Register, and the agency will accept public comment on the proposed rule until May 27.

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