Regulations

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.

Agency orders Colorado fleet to cease operation due to vehicle condition

| June 18, 2013

A Colorado construction debris hauling fleet, E & K Trucking, has been issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order.

‘e-Inspection’ technology demonstrated in Maryland

| June 18, 2013

Deployed by the Drivewyze bypass service provider with technology partners, hopes for so-called electronic inspections are that they'd ultimately by accepted by FMCSA as credit on a carrier's CSA profile.

Report: Hours of service rules will cost $322 million more yearly than agency says

| June 17, 2013

A study released this week says that FMCSA has miscalculated the yearly cost-benefit of the upcoming hours-of-service rule changes by $322 million.

Supreme Court says Port of LA can’t require placards, parking plans

| June 13, 2013

The court ruled that the Port of Los Angeles can't require trucks entering the port to display special placards nor make trucking companies submit off-street parking plans for trucks not in service.

Profilin’ — not so stylin’ — at the scale house

| June 09, 2013

Has FMCSA's CSA program had an unintended (or, perhaps, intended) consequence of giving inspectors license to hassle small operators simply for the fact that they are small companies?

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