Regulations

Washington state bill would bar owner-operators from port

| February 22, 2013

Washington House members are considering bills to requiring Port of Seattle to bar owner-operators and altering the state’s definition of independent contractors.

Taking charge of your own EOBR data

| February 21, 2013

Fleets already pay for MVR reports, why wouldn’t they pay to know drivers’ records for performance and profitability?

Tenth Mexican carrier gets U.S. operating authority

| February 21, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a tenth Mexican carrier authority while it awaits a court’s decision regarding the cross-border trucking pilot program.

DOT shuts down operator after multiple violations

| February 20, 2013

California trucker Nebyou Brook has been ordered by FMCSA to cease operation after he was found in "egregious" violation of safety and traffic laws while operating a truck.

Operators losing business because of CSA

| February 19, 2013

Data quality and negative business impact stood out as key operator concerns as readers responded to early-2013 CSA reporting.

Who’s keeping score: Carrier use of driver-ranking tools

| February 15, 2013

The final installment in our investigation of third-party driver-scorecard services details carrier practices using the tools to rank current and/or prospective drivers in the perspective of CSA.

Report: Car drivers at fault in nearly 80 percent of car-truck crashes

| February 14, 2013

In trying to push FMCSA to act on crash accountability and CSA scoring, ATA says that studies show most accidents involving trucks are not the fault of the driver or carrier.

More hours flexibility would improve safety

| February 14, 2013

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

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