Regulations

Updated list: Exemptions to hours regs issued in some states for propane, fuel, relief load haulers

| January 10, 2014

In wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the extreme temperatures in impacted states, several states have issued exemptions or waivers of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers hauling fuel to or in those states.

New Entrant testing listening session to be webcast Monday

| January 09, 2014

Detail on the Monday, Jan. 13, webcast of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first listening session on the subject.

Medical certification deadline update: Extension to 2015 in the works

| January 09, 2014

As the Jan. 30 deadline looms for CDL holders to self-certify their operating and medical credentials with their license-issuing state, drivers may still need to carry paper cards.

Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

| January 08, 2014

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

Safety fitness rule scheduled for May, as e-log, driver database rule still expected soon

| January 08, 2014

Despite a DOT regulatory update from Tuesday, Jan. 7, that hinted a Safety Fitness Determination rule could come this month, the rule is not actually expected to be published until May 30.

Trucker who refused to drive awarded back wages, fleet ordered to stop retaliation

| January 06, 2014

Oak Harbor Freight Lines has been ordered by OSHA to pay a former driver back wages and to stop an attendance policy that the department says retaliates against drivers who refuse to drive due to safety reasons.

Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority

| January 06, 2014

It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.

Agency seeking public input on testing of new carriers

| January 02, 2014

The agency is holding a listening session Jan. 13 in Nashville, Tenn., to seek input from industry stakeholders and the public at large on the entry level motor carrier testing rule it must craft.

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