Regulations

Logging device mandate: FMCSA to build registry of approved devices

| October 30, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started the process of registering FMCSA-approved electronic logging devices in preparation for the upcoming ELD mandate, which likely will begin sometime in 2017.

Heads up: Deadline for compliance with CARB reefer emissions regs coming Oct. 31

| October 29, 2014

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

MCSAC to get new chairman — and a little CSA deja vuPodcast

| October 28, 2014

Ever wonder what FMCSA's current administrator sounds like? Hear him reveal the incoming MCSAC advisory committee chair here. Also: No wonder trucking went to Congress over CSA, and more from D.C....

Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

| October 28, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs.

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

| October 28, 2014

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a medical card.

FMCSA planning to launch split-sleeper flexibility study

| October 27, 2014

The common refrain that the hours rules need to better encourage drivers to "drive when rested and sleep when tired" to be tested by the FMCSA.

CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

| October 24, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain tires.

Insurance increase rule, speed limiter rule running behind FMCSA’s projected schedule

| October 22, 2014

File this under “no news can sometimes be news” — Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process.

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