Regulations

Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

| August 28, 2013

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.

How to prepare for a safety audit

| August 23, 2013

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

FMCSA’s enforcement authority growth spurt

| August 23, 2013

With the Unified Registration System at final rule status and in implementation phase, some watchers see a future powerful tool for FMCSA in its efforts to target noncompliant carriers.

Carrier registration system rule clears OMB

| August 15, 2013

A Unified Carrier Registration rule could be made final within a week, as the OMB has cleared FMCSA's proposed rule and sent it back to the agency to become final.

Was trucking wrong about hours of service?

| August 15, 2013

Forecasts on the impact the new hours of service rule will have on the industry may have been overstated, a recent studies say. The research, however, makes a major presumption.

CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

| August 15, 2013

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

Agency granting 30-min. break exemptions for defense, livestock haulers

| August 12, 2013

FMCSA has published notices of application from the DOD and livestock council asking to exempt them from the 30-minute break requirement mandated by the current hours-of-service rule.

CSA system update: New hours violations encoded

| August 12, 2013

New violations added to the CSA Safety Measurement System include codification of the hours of service break requirement at a 7-point severity weight value.

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