Regulations

Drivers need more professional discretion: Voices on the hours changesPodcast

| November 18, 2013

In this Voices-series podcast, operators weigh in further on the hours changes as a House subcommittee hearing looms Nov. 21. Call 530-40-VOICE, 530-408-6423, to weigh on these and other issues.

More than 50% of drivers report at least 5% pay drop due to hours of service rules, ATRI reports

| November 18, 2013

More than half of driver respondents in a recent study say that the July 1 hours of service rule change has decreased their pay by 5 percent or more.

Bon voyage — a final word on leaving trucking

| November 16, 2013

Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."

Comments sought on latest Mexican cross-border carrier applicant

| November 15, 2013

Those interested in commenting on Road Machinery’s Pre-Authorization Safety Audit must include the notice’s Federal Docket Management System No., FMCSA-2011-0097.

House subcommittee sets hours hearing date: Nov. 21Podcast

| November 15, 2013

The contracting and workforce subcommittee to the House Small Business Committee will hear testimony on the economic impact of the July 1 hours of service changes Nov. 21.

Solidarity with the dispatcher, forces against CARB low-use exemption change

| November 14, 2013

FirstFleet drivers band behind a dispatch/payroll office employee battling cancer. Forces at work against CARB's low-use mileage boost?

Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

| November 14, 2013

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

Should enforcers focus more on traffic violations? FMCSA rep, CSA critic spar over program

| November 13, 2013

Outspoken CSA critic and data showman Steve Bryan squared off on CSA at a conference recently, per his usual routine. FMCSA associate admin Bill Quade, however, was none to fond of the criticism and defended the program.

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