Regulations

Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

| March 14, 2013

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

Agency makes GPS training standard for new entry-level drivers

| March 13, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued recommendations on Global Positioning Systems and will require entry-level CDL holders receive training on use.

TCA coverage round-up: Hours of service, driver shortage, EOBRs, drug testing

| March 06, 2013

Panels at speakers at TCA's convention in Las Vegas talked EOBRs, hours of service, driver shortage and drug testing policies.

FMCSA says federal law trumps Alabama’s coil securement rules

| March 06, 2013

Steel coil haulers can now bring coils to and from Alabama without additional certification above what's required by federal law.

Truck GPS units aren’t the problem in NYC

| March 05, 2013

New Jersey resident William Smith weighs in on the need for more accurate clearance signs in NYC and calls for operators to join him in pressing Congress.

Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

| March 02, 2013

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner's new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: "An economist and a driver recruiter walk into a bar" and...

MCSAC Committee gets new chair, members

| March 01, 2013

Stephen C. Owings of Road Safe America will be the committee's chair -- new and returning members include representations from OOIDA, Schneider National and other carriers, and law enforcement.

Safety advocates’ pathetic shell game

| February 28, 2013

There are enough studies to prove just about anything in this arena, but the vast majority of studies, as well as federal data, bear out ATA’s assertion.

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