Regulations

Brokers lose court bid to stop Dec. 1 bond increase

| December 02, 2013

A federal court has denied a broker trade association’s motion to halt an increase in the surety bond from $10,000 to $75,000.

Another voice on the hours of service: Owner-operator Tom Quinton

| November 30, 2013

As Quinton's and recent other commentary makes clear, the new hours of service rule is foregrounding the problem of, simply, time. Time enough to get the work done in the day allotted to do it.

CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2Podcast

| November 27, 2013

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vidPodcast

| November 23, 2013

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

California delaying enforcement of retrofit deadline for truck owners

| November 22, 2013

California will delay enforcement of the next retrofit deadline for truckers who report certain efforts toward compliance by Jan. 31.

Owner-operator testifies to Congress on damaging effects of new hours provisions

| November 22, 2013

Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.

FMCSA’s Ferro defends hours rule, says agency won’t undo it

| November 21, 2013

Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.

OOIDA survey latest to show hours-of-service rules cut pay, increase driver fatiguePodcast

| November 20, 2013

A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling more fatigued since the new rules took effect.

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