Regulations

California emissions laws spur big jump in diesel particulate filter sales

| August 07, 2014

DPF sales jumped 65 percent year over year in the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, according to a recent report, presumably as truck owners purchased them to come into compliance with California's emissions regs.

CSA’s Fallout: The shifting enforcement target as states move on driver violations

| August 07, 2014

Among all 48 continental states, 2013 saw 29 states increase their attention to moving violations, figured as a percentage of each state’s total violations. Among the top such states, 3 in 4 saw their moving violations' share grow in 2013 against other violations.

Rule to nix no-defect vehicle inspection reports moves closer to implemenation

| August 06, 2014

A federal rule to rescind the requirement that drivers submit vehicle inspection reports when no defects were found has made its way to the Office of Management and Budget and is expected to be published as a Final Rule in November.

‘Burden of proof,’ shipper and receiver accountability highlight anti-coercion rule comments

| August 05, 2014

Two key arguments have emerged: One contending the rule is past due and that the agency should do more to hold shippers and receivers accountable, and the other saying the rule is a good idea but places the burden of proof of coercion on truck operators, thereby undermining its purpose.

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.

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