Regulations

Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

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Safety fitness rule scheduled for May, as e-log, driver database rule still expected soon

Despite a DOT regulatory update from Tuesday, Jan. 7, that hinted a Safety Fitness Determination rule could come this month, the rule is not actually expected to be published until May 30.

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Trucker who refused to drive awarded back wages, fleet ordered to stop retaliation

Oak Harbor Freight Lines has been ordered by OSHA to pay a former driver back wages and to stop an attendance policy that the department says retaliates against drivers who refuse to drive due to safety reasons.

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Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority

It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.

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Agency seeking public input on testing of new carriers

The agency is holding a listening session Jan. 13 in Nashville, Tenn., to seek input from industry stakeholders and the public at large on the entry level motor carrier testing rule it must craft.

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Deadline for drivers to comply with medical certification rule coming Jan. 30

Truck drivers have until Jan. 30 to self-certify their operating status and provide medical examiner’s certificates to state driver licensing agencies.

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Hours of service, trucker strike, Lisa Kelly and more: Top 15 most read stories of 2013

Join us a countdown to the most-popular stories of the year, measured by total number of pageviews throughout the year.

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Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splits

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

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Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

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