Regulations

Ohio inspection, violation intensity

| February 04, 2015

If recent trends continue, the climate for truckers on Ohio roads could improve. Overall state inspection numbers have fallen the last two years from about 75,000 total annually to just under 72,000,

Heads up, drivers: Virginia Tech looking for 250 truck operators for FMCSA’s 34-hour restart study

| February 03, 2015

The drivers must be studied for at least five months, and researchers will compare their schedules, crashes, near-crashes, crash-relevant events, operator fatigue and alertness and short-term health.

Trucking rap sheet: Carrier-led cargo theft scheme, CDL exam cheaters, driver drug tester, chameleon carriers and more

| February 02, 2015

The courts have been busy of late dealing with trucking-related crimes, it seems, as the Departments of Transportation and Justice announced last week several updates several cases dealing with cargo theft, drug testing, shutdown orders and more.

Light-sensitive: Ohio the No. 1 state for light violations

| February 02, 2015

Lights can go out when you’re running, but some drivers contend "a lot of these lights are off before the trip starts.” If you don’t catch them, you can bet that if your run takes you through Ohio, somebody else will.

Responding to apnea/med cert situation, OOIDA crowd-sources doc reviews

| January 30, 2015

The D.O.T. Doc review and search site is live -- it's intended to grow into a resource drivers can use to share their experiences with each other relative to medical examiners around the nation.

Effective Jan. 30, drivers can ditch paper copies of medical cards upon med cert renewal

| January 29, 2015

Truck operators will no longer be required to carry paper copies of their medical certification cards beginning Friday, Jan. 30, as the certification will have been integrated into drivers’ CDLs, FMCSA is expected to announce this week.

Trucking groups on FMCSA’s crash accountability study: Incomplete data in CSA still inexcusable

Todd Dills & James Jaillet | January 28, 2015

NASTC, ATA, OOIDA and most readers lodge displeasure with FMCSA's crash-fault analysis, while some readers suggest the feds may have it right in reticence to rely on police reports to assess fault.

Two more e-log makers update software to reflect restart rollback

| January 27, 2015

The VDO RoadLog ELD and the iGlobal ELOG are the latest to receive updates to account for December's suspension of certain hours-of-service provisions.

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