Regulations

Changes to CSA’s SMS site go live, aim to better illustrate scores’ relationship to crash risk

| August 04, 2014

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s carrier rankings site — the Safety Measurement System — has been redesigned and has some new features, which went live Aug. 2. Here's what's changed.

Trucking far from ‘under-regulated’: Reactions to CNBC’s ‘Collision course’ series

| August 01, 2014

The CNBC series itself wondered why there is not a "national outcry" for more trucking regulations. As reader Dianne Vranesic put it quite simply, "'Under-regulated'? Are you kidding?"

FMCSA’s Ferro, trucking groups square off in Senate over hours, agency priorities

| July 31, 2014

At a Senate hearing this week, regulators and trucking groups offered testimony to lawmakers about what could be done to improve truck safety in the U.S. Here are some highlights.

New study highlights state truck enforcement disparities

| July 31, 2014

The new report, from ATRI, stresses that the different priorities and violation issuance rates across states dramatically undermine the uniformity of CSA.

FMCSA, OSHA to collaborate on employer retaliation claims made by truck drivers

| July 30, 2014

In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, FMCSA and OSHA have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws.

Sharing the road: Some common sense on regulations to reduce crashes

Pete Zimmer | July 30, 2014

From owner-operator Pete Zimmer: "Put the safety where needed. Educate auto drivers. Increase fines to make an impact. Put regulations where the biggest problems lie. Make fines equal for all. We are all on the same highways."

Trucking’s future looks great — for those who can adapt

| July 28, 2014

Freight’s going to be moving in 2025, and there will be money behind it: The question is will you be one of the ones hauling it?

OOIDA gets behind drivers’ class-action lawsuit against FMCSA, pre-employment reports

| July 24, 2014

OOIDA this week expressed its support for the six truck drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against trucking regulators, claiming they divulged to potential employers too much information about their prior violations.

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