Regulations

FMCSA proposes rule to immediately transmit medical exam results to state licensing agencies

| May 10, 2013

As an addition to its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule, FMCSA is proposing paperwork changes and more direct transmission procedures.

Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

| May 10, 2013

FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.

Congress proposes both freezing, expanding truck size and weight limits

| May 09, 2013

While the Department of Transportation has scheduled its first truck size and weight outreach session May 29, Congress has reintroduced opposing legislation — one bill would freeze the limits, another would expand them.

Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

| May 08, 2013

Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data Trail coverage.

Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

| May 06, 2013

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

Crashes and interventions: Blitzkrieg probes coming to trucking

| May 03, 2013

The FMCSA's quick-strike sweep through "high-risk" passenger carriers, say officials, will be hitting our industry sooner rather than later. Knowing the agency's definition of a high-risk carrier is your first step in avoiding involuntary shutdown.

New Mexico recognized for its Smart Roadside Inspection tech

| May 03, 2013

The recognition from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School was awarded as part of the center's "Top 25 Innovations in Government" program.

Views: Fair-labor exemption petition, truck driver as DOT secretary

| May 01, 2013

Owner-operator Joe Ammons launches his petition to the DOT secretary to disallow the trucking exemption from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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