Regulations

Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

| October 24, 2013

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — draw the most concern from carriers.

Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

| October 24, 2013

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

Owner-operator protest of emissions standards, wait time shut down Port of Oakland

| October 24, 2013

Port of Oakland owner-operators halted the protest that began this week to seek compensation for upgrades to meet California’s port emission standards and wait time.

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

| October 21, 2013

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

Court dismisses challenge to Navistar’s use of emissions credits

| October 19, 2013

The "certificates of conformity" allowed Navistar to make and sell non-complaint model engines while being assessed a fine on each one sold.

Sleep apnea bill becomes law, FMCSA can’t use guidance to address driver screening

| October 17, 2013

The law, signed by President Barack Obama Tuesday, Oct. 15, forbids FMCSA from using guidance alone to address sleep apnea screening for drivers.

Industry-change conversation continues following ‘Ride’ effort

| October 15, 2013

If the Ride for the Constitution did anything, it got drivers, owner-operators and advocates talking more directly about how to pursue industry change. Find a round-up of some of their voices here.

Ride for the Constitution rolls, reports say 30 show up to convoy

| October 11, 2013

As the Ride for the Constitution effort got rolling October 11, reports of some participation in its plan to clog the beltway began trickling out.

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