Regulations

Oral arguments set for CSA suit

| July 27, 2013

The suit brought by the Alliance for Safe and Efficient Truck Transportation (ASECTT), filed last year in federal district court in Washington, D.C., will see first oral arguments made Sept. 10.

Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

| July 26, 2013

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

Safety board recommends trucks be connected to avoid crashes

| July 26, 2013

NTSB has made recommendations to other DOT agencies in response to a truck and school bus crash. One of them is that all vehicles on the road be connected via wireless technology.

E-logs, driver database, vehicle reports on FMCSA’s agenda

| July 24, 2013

An rule mandating use of electronic logs is still slated to be proposed in November, the DOT said this week. It also expects to publish the drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule later this year.

Weighing in on the hours changes

| July 23, 2013

Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.

Looking for flexibility in the hours revision’s on-duty definitions change

| July 23, 2013

Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.

House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

| July 23, 2013

A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.

Severity weights, out-of-service protocol for new hours rules

| July 22, 2013

States are likely to treat rest-break violations differently, some requiring the offending driver to sit for the break, but it should not be marked as an official out-of-service violation, says CVSA.

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