Regulations

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.

Audit your drug/alcohol testing consortium

| February 28, 2013

Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could come back to haunt you.

Fuel tax less costly than mpg standards, says MIT

| February 28, 2013

A study from MIT released last week says that higher federal gasoline taxes would be less costly to the public and do more to curb fuel use — thus, reduce emissions more — than mpg and efficiency standards instituted in 2012.

FMCSA denies request for pushing back hours compliance

| February 27, 2013

Per a letter from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week to the American Trucking Associations, there will be no delay in hours of service implementation, as requested by ATA in January.

Broker bond increase challenge gets new backer

| February 26, 2013

The National Association for Minority Truckers has joined the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents in calling for legislative repeal of increased surety requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.

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