Regulations

DOT should look at uniforming oversize and overweight permitting practices, GAO says

The GAO recommended last month that the DOT identify the best practices for states’ oversize and overweight permitting, including studying automated vehicle routing and escort driver certification.

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Congress’ latest alert over CSA scores

New House bill 1371 would pull carrier CSA scores from public view, require FMCSA to revamp program.

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It’s the little things, like Google

Not rocket science: Allow small things to go faster than large things... they'll explode into stardust when they hit the large things.

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Bill would expand trucker drug testing options to hair samples

Both chambers of Congress introduced recently a bill that would allow trucking companies the option to drug test their drivers via hair sample rather than urine sample to satisfy federal drug testing requirements.

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GAO rep: FMCSA’s app the latest misstep in pushing ‘unreliable’ CSA scores

Susan Fleming of the Government Accountability Office said FMCSA's smartphone app release this week, which highlights carriers' CSA ratings, again exposed the need to remove the scores from public view.

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Driver training: Introducing Bryan Spoon, owner-operator on the rulemaking committee

A podcast conversation with owner-operator and ELDTAC member Bryan Spoon; and DOT's Foxx asks "What if it all stops?", says the Onion.

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Industry concerns aside, FMCSA releases smartphone app to allow easier access to CSA scores

Despite the trucking industry’s concerns over the quality, quantity and consistency of the data used to form CSA rankings, FMCSA unveiled a smartphone app designed to encourage use of those rankings by brokers, insurers and others.

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Mailbag: ‘Don’t help the lawyers. Help us.’ –Readers on insurance

In this podcast, readers weigh in on rising insurance costs, urging regulators and congress not to hike minimums, which might well serve only to line the pockets of attorneys and deleteriously affect the trucking business.

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

FMCSA’s latest projections for dates on e-log mandate, speed limiters and more

Here are the dates the DOT and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expect to publish significant rulemakings this year.

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Ohio bill would bar truckers from left lanes on highways

A bill currently in committee in the Ohio legislature would, if passed, block truckers in the state from using the lanes left of center on freeways with three or more lanes.

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