Regulations

Per FMCSA rule, hazmat hauler rail crossings now more limited

| September 26, 2013

Drivers hauling hazmat may no longer cross a highway-rail grade crossing unless there is sufficient space to drive completely through without stopping, per a rule made final this week by FMCSA.

Sleep apnea bill clears House, awaits Senate approval

| September 26, 2013

The bill that would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from solely issuing guidance relative to sleep disorder/apnea screening of truck drivers has passed in the House.

Sleep apnea bill moves closer to passage as Senate introduces version

| September 25, 2013

The Senate has introduced its own version of the sleep apnea bill, which would require FMCSA to pursue a formal rule — rather than guidance — if any action is taken on sleep disorder screening.

More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

Robert Steele | September 24, 2013

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

Agency shuts down Texas fleet for disregarding hours of service regs

| September 24, 2013

A Laredo, Texas-based fleet has become the 10th trucking company this year to be issued an out-of-service order after it was discovered the company was not ensuring its drivers complied with federal hours of service regulations.

Say no to stacked light violations

| September 24, 2013

An advocate, going to bat for a driver hit with five "stacked" lighting violations during an inspection, uncovers some intel on a potential final fix for stacking ongoing via CVSA/FMCSA development work. High time for it. . .

Sleep: A user’s guide

| September 24, 2013

This info piece on the science of sleep also presents an argument against the provision of two 1-5 a.m. periods in any restart codified in the most recent hours of service changes.

Sleep apnea bill advances as FMCSA says it will use rulemaking, not guidance

| September 23, 2013

In response to a bill currently in the U.S. House, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a statement saying it will address sleep disorder screening via its formal rulemaking process and not simply guidance.

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