Regulations

Cross-border program with Mexico prevails in court

| April 22, 2013

A U.S. appeals court has rejected arguments against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico, saying none of the arguments brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association were persuasive enough ...

Supreme Court hears case against Port of LA’s Clean Truck Program

| April 18, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard a case brought by the American Trucking Associations against the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program.

How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

| April 09, 2013

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

Idaho ups truck weight limit to 129,000 pounds

| April 08, 2013

In deciding to permanently adopt a recent pilot program, Idaho is implementing July 1 a law that will allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on some roads.

Two Mexican carriers fail entrance audit for U.S. authority

| April 05, 2013

Two carriers who applied for participation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico were denied entrance due to a failed safety audit.

Bypass systems reduce inspection likelihood

| April 03, 2013

Bypass systems work well for carriers with a good safety-performance history to help them avoid the extra scrutiny rolling over the scales gets a truck and its driver.

EOBRs gaining fleet penetration, survey shows

| April 02, 2013

In February 2013, about 35 percent of fleet surveyed said they use electronic logs or electronic onboard recorders in all of their trucks, up from 25 percent from last May.

Drug, alcohol database rule inches closer to approval

| April 02, 2013

FMCSA has submitted a rule to the Office of Management and Budget that would create a database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test.

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