Regulations

Bill dictating direction of hours-of-service restart rollback, insurance rule advances

The 2016 DOT funding bill that would keep in place the current hours-of-service suspension until FMCSA can justify the HOS rule changes put in place in July 2013 and block FMCSA from increasing carrier insurance minimums.

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Analyst: CSA ‘sea change’ coming

Following broad movement among motor carrier groups and individual interactions at the Congressional level and throughout government, more than 80 percent of readers say yes to pulling back the reins on the CSA program.

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NTSB pushes driver-facing camera systems in report, makes bevy of rec’s

The National Transportation Safety Board recently released a report pushing the benefits of onboard video systems for commercial trucks and made recommendations to several organizations to improve the use of the systems.

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‘Discretion’ is a big word ……

What you do throughout your encounters with motor carrier enforcement officers may end up having a lot to do with the ending picture in the inspection report.

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$400k trucks? Overdrive talks to CCTA’s Joe Rajkovacz about impact of emissions regs

A recent decision by a federal court denied the California Construction Trucking Association's appeal of the EPA’s greenhouse gas standards based on a lack of standing.

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Geographically undesirable: Q&A with Indiana, S.C. enforcement reps

Efficacy and fairness of the federal CSA program questioned given broad geographical differences in approaches to enforcement. More from this candid talk at TCA's Safety/Security Division meet.

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New FMCSA diabetes rule open to comments

A proposed rule published in the Federal Register May 4 would amend FMCSA’s medical qualification standards to allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without having to apply for an exemption with FMCSA.

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An industry with a voice: Trucking’s opportunity to make it heard over CSA

The Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking represents the first, best opportunity to speak out on CSA, according to Dave Heller, speaking to a group of safety managers convened for TCA meeting.

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ATA makes request for HOS exemption for certain hazmat loads

ATA has requested an exemption from the 30-minute break mandate on certain hazmat loads that require drivers to "attend" the load while the vehicle is stopped.

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Infographic: Electronic logging device maker PeopleNet pushes driver pay, convenience as e-log benfits

Major electronic logging device provider PeopleNet this week unveiled an infographic detailing stats that the company says show use of ELDs can boost a driver's annual pay by about $1,500 and save about 30 minutes a day.

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