Regulations

Sleeper time flexibility study could be in works as ATA requests, FMCSA says it’s planning

| December 18, 2013

FMCSA says it's planning a field study to gather more data on whether split sleeper berth time is an OK alternative for drivers. Separately, ATA proposed this week the agency conduct a 2-year pilot program to study split sleep.

Agency extends comment period for CSA website changes per safety group request

| December 17, 2013

FMCSA has extended the public comment period for proposed changes it plans to make to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System website to Jan. 21. Here's a look at some of the comments so far.

E-log mandate rule could come next week, driver coercion rule in March

| December 16, 2013

The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23.

South Carolina port truckers must register for clean truck program before year’s end

| December 13, 2013

After Dec. 31, the South Carolina Port Authority only will admit trucks registered in its Clean Truck Certification Program.

CSA display-changes comment period ends Jan. 4

| December 12, 2013

Few comments have been filed on the public docket surrounding FMCSA's CSA display changes; those from owner-operators have largely focused on bedrock data-quality issues.

Another take on broker bond increase: TIA says impact on brokers, industry will be minimal

| December 11, 2013

The dropping numbers of brokers in FMCSA's database doesn't tell the whole story, says a TIA rep, and the impact of the broker bond increase on the trucking industry will be minimal, he added.

35% of brokers have authority revoked in bond increase measure, broker group says

| December 10, 2013

In a number that's been increasing every day since Dec. 1, 7,561 freight brokers are now shut down due to their failure to comply with bond increase required by the MAP-21, says James Lamb, AIPBA president.

Log haulers in Oregon asking for exemption of hours rule break requirement

| December 10, 2013

Timber haulers in Oregon are seeking an exemption to the 30-minute break required by the hours of service rule that went into effect July 1, saying environmental and seasonal restrictions already limit their ability to get logs to mills.

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