Regulations

Livestock haulers get temporary waiver from hours rule provision

| July 08, 2013

Livestock transporters will temporarily not have to comply with the new 30-minute break required by the most recent hours of service rule changes (which took effect July 1) due to summer heat.

Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

| July 02, 2013

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

Rocky restart for hours rules

| July 01, 2013

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

FMCSA proposes plan to establish driver screening

| June 28, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a nine-year plan for identifying the riskiest drivers and addressing unsafe driver behavior.

White House plan would tighten fuel standards, emissions for trucks

| June 27, 2013

President Barack Obama proposed this week more comprehensive and challenging standards for truck emissions and fuel economy that would be phased in through 2018.

CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

| June 24, 2013

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

EOBR rule in the works, expected in November

| June 19, 2013

A rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders by truck drivers is expected to be proposed Nov. 18.

Hours regs reduce flexibility, productivity for little gain, reps say

| June 19, 2013

Owner-operators and fleet representatives said changes to the hours of service limits will negatively impact flexibility, productivity and driver rest.

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