Regulations

Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

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Should enforcers focus more on traffic violations? FMCSA rep, CSA critic spar over program

Outspoken CSA critic and data showman Steve Bryan squared off on CSA at a conference recently, per his usual routine. FMCSA associate admin Bill Quade, however, was none to fond of the criticism and defended the program.

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Hours: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’

In this special-feature Voices podcast, readers weigh in on the bill that would put a moratorium on the restart changes, and other issues surrounding the hours of service. Leave a message at 530-40-VOICE to weigh in yourself.

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Inside small-fleet advocacy at NASTC annual meeting

Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...

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FMCSA making rule changes to ease military transition to truck driving

FMCSA says it wants to enact rule changes to make obtaining a civilian CDL based on military experience and training easier.

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Lawsuit against CSA could see decision within 6 months, attorney says

Henry Seaton expects a decision in the next six months -- meanwhile, two reports from House committees on the CSA SMS are expected before the end of the year.

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NTSB says investigations ‘raise serious questions’ about FMCSA, asks for audit of agency

In light of four deadly crashes that it has investigated within the past year, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended to DOT head Anthony Foxx that FMCSA be audited on its oversight capabilities of motor carriers and trucking companies.

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FMCSA abandoned its ‘duty to regulate safety’ with CSA, attorney says

A transportation legal expert didn't parse his words when talking the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program when he named nearly a dozen flaws with the program.

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The Cummins Redefining Tour is Underway!

Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

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Agency shuts down North Carolina fleet for compliance failures

Moonlight Express has become the 11th trucking company this year to receive an imminent hazard out-of-service order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, effectively shutting down the Cherryville, N.C.-based five-truck fleet.

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