Regulations

CSA changes: Agency implements plan to account for due process in inspection citations

| August 25, 2014

Violations against drivers or carriers that are dismissed or result in a “not guilty” ruling will no longer count in Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring nor on driver Pre-Employment Screening Reports, FMCSA says.

Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

| August 22, 2014

An analysis of Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations shows the driver is in control of carrier scores; And natural gas, according to some, is ready to 'Ride on' indeed.

VIDEO: Analysis of what’s happening with ELDs / bankruptcies

| August 21, 2014

Analyst Donald Broughton on what's happening behind a trend that is running against the usual for trucking bankruptcies: FMCSA's pressure on company over hours of service noncompliance.

FMCSA wants industry’s help in producing ‘reg neg’ driver training rule

| August 18, 2014

In an attempt to satisfy requirements of the current MAP-21 highway funding law, FMCSA says it is checking the feasibility of producing a required entry-level driver training rule as a “negotiated rulemaking,” or “reg neg.”

Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

| August 18, 2014

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

Drivers, foreman awarded $953k after refusal-to-drive firings

| August 18, 2014

Two drivers and a foreman for the Pontiac, Mich.-based Asphalt Specialists have been awarded $953,916 in back wages and damages after the Department of Transportation deemed they were wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive beyond federal hours of service limits.

What will be outgoing FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro’s lasting legacy?

| August 14, 2014

The administrator's responses to a variety of questions the morning of Aug. 14 suggested that, among her main hopes for the future of the industry, improved driver compensation ranks certainly at or near the top.

Speed limiters, liability insurance hike rules see action, move closer to publication

| August 14, 2014

A rule to require the use of speed limiters on trucks and a rule increasing the minimum insurance requirements for carriers both were sent to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation last week. Both proposed rules are expected to be published this year.

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