Regulations

National truck-parking driver survey launched

| May 15, 2013

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking needs.

Agency proposes eliminating zero-defect vehicle reports

| May 14, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hopes to stop requiring that the industry submit and retain driver vehicle inspection reports when zero defects are indicated.

FMCSA proposes rule to immediately transmit medical exam results to state licensing agencies

| May 10, 2013

As an addition to its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule, FMCSA is proposing paperwork changes and more direct transmission procedures.

Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

| May 10, 2013

FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.

Congress proposes both freezing, expanding truck size and weight limits

| May 09, 2013

While the Department of Transportation has scheduled its first truck size and weight outreach session May 29, Congress has reintroduced opposing legislation — one bill would freeze the limits, another would expand them.

Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

| May 08, 2013

Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data Trail coverage.

Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

| May 06, 2013

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

Crashes and interventions: Blitzkrieg probes coming to trucking

| May 03, 2013

The FMCSA's quick-strike sweep through "high-risk" passenger carriers, say officials, will be hitting our industry sooner rather than later. Knowing the agency's definition of a high-risk carrier is your first step in avoiding involuntary shutdown.

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