Regulations

House’s transportation committee to consider trucking sleep apnea bill

| September 18, 2013

A House committee will consider this week legislation that would require FMCSA to — if it were to take any action — pursue a sleep disorder screening rule rather than guidance.

E-log mandate on track as agency tries to tackle driver coercion

| September 17, 2013

A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders is still on track for November publication, while the agency is taking steps to mitigate driver coercion.

Guess who CARB’s biggest tipsters are…

| September 17, 2013

According to the L.A. Times, the California Air Resources Board is getting the most help in enforcing its powertrain emissions regs from, well, truckers themselves.

Wanted: Smarter, simpler, more streamlined trucking regulations

Greg Fulton | September 15, 2013

This op-ed by Colorado trucking association head Greg Fulton argues for "eliminat any unnecessary or outdated regulations. At the same time, we need to streamline the existing ones."

Bill would require agency to pursue sleep apnea regulation over guidance

| September 12, 2013

Legislation introduced into the House this week would force FMCSA to develop a formal regulation rather than guidance if it were to pursue any action on sleep disorder screening.

Hours of service, brakes big players in Roadcheck inspection blitz violations

| September 12, 2013

Of the 71,630 drivers inspected in this year's Roadcheck 2013 inspection blitz, 4.3 were placed out of service, with half of the out-of-service orders stemming from hours of service violations, said CVSA.

FMCSA to change transfer of operating authority process

| September 11, 2013

On Oct. 22, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will discontinue processing applications for transfers of operating authority and the associated $300 fee.

ATRI seeking driver feedback on impacts of new hours rule

| September 10, 2013

The American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from drivers as to how the hours of service rule has impacted their quality of life, miles and pay.

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