Regulations

FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

| December 31, 2013

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

| December 26, 2013

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

Regulators: Santa Inc.’s authority revoked over medical cards, hours violations, more

| December 23, 2013

When we attempted to reach out to Mr. Claus for confirmation of this grave report, his secretary referred us to the FMCSA Register, which showed a Dec. 23 listing for new operating authority granted to Claus LLC.

UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

| December 23, 2013

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

Bill to overturn hours-of-service rule introduced in Senate, referred to committee

| December 23, 2013

A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review the rule further.

Agency proposes shortening driving experience needed to obtain vision exemption

| December 19, 2013

FMCSA has proposed shortening the amount of driving experience needed for truck drivers to obtain an exemption to drive with "vision deficiency," it announced via the Federal Register Dec. 19.

Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

| December 19, 2013

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

Warning for short haulers: Exceeding distance, time limits makes 30-min. break mandatory

| December 18, 2013

Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.

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