Regulations

Trump FMCSA pick Martinez supports ELD mandate, will examine owner-operator impact

While Martinez said he doesn't intend to delay the mandate, he said he will examine its impact on small business truckers. “I want to meet with those involved who oppose the rule to learn more about those concerns," he told a panel of Senators during a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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Intrastate ELD mandates: California enforcement deadline likely to be late 2020, Oregon this year

California is planning to seek an intrastate adoption of the electronic logging device mandate that is likely to impose a deadline of December 31, 2020, for intrastate carriers. Oregon will enforce on the federal timeline Dec. 18 this year.

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Hours regs suspended for certain drivers in New Hampshire

The emergency declaration states an emergency exists pertaining to the delivery of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, gasoline and food, as well as for the repair of utility outages.

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Tuesday fright: Parking issues downright scary?

Toward a more-perfect Halloween post: A reader on the need for more parking capacity -- and the legacy, or lack thereof as yet when it comes to publicly funded parking spaces, of Jason's Law.

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Linxup ELD self-certified

Linxup ELDs are dedicated-unit devices that serve to allow drivers to keep track of hours of service (HOS) compliance, provide quick access to reports for roadside inspections and alert drivers and fleet managers of critical violations.

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SmartDrive multi-cam video platform to detect fatigue/distraction

SmartDrive's new SmartSense for Distracted Driving program, available in Q1 2018, employs video/processing power to detect "distraction, inattention or drowsiness." When the system does, it "triggers a video, which is prioritized and offloaded for immediate verification and intervention."

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Livestock haulers, intermodal fleet petition FMCSA for ELD mandate reprieve

The National Pork Producers Coalition and intermodal fleet Hub Group Trucking have requested exemptions from all or part of the ELD mandate.

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Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice

Independent owner-operators will not be able to complete the carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year "until further notice," the UCR Board announced Friday. The Board also has told states to suspend enforcement of 2018 registration compliance until 90 days after a coming FMCSA notice.

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POLL: Are clean (violation-free) inspections more common today than they used to be?

What's been your experience over the last five years? Do you feel inspectors are more likely today to actually finish and record a clean, violation-free inspection than before?

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Court halts Obama-era emissions regs placed on trailers pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Friday paused implementing portions of tightened greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards that were set to take effect in January for trailers.

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