Regulations

POLL: Hours of service wish list, take two

What's on your wish list for hours of service-related changes to law? This version of our poll allows up to five choices for voters. Weigh in.

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The seven-state speed trap

All of the contiguous states mapped above show speeding among the top six violation priorities in the state. Explore the West Virginia-to-Nebraska lane's violation metrics here.

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THUD update: House retains provision barring FMCSA from increasing insurance minimums, still no Senate bill

With Congress returning from its roughly two-week Memorial Day recess, work likely will resume in the coming week on 2016 appropriations bills for the DOT. And those bills could earn the trucking industry a few regulatory victories.

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NHTSA publishes Final Rule requiring trucks made in 2017 and beyond to be equipped with stability control systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration June 3 published a Final Rule requiring that all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped with electronic stability control systems that prevent vehicle rollovers.

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Where inspections are rising: Illinois nearly doubles activity in wake of high-profile crashes

Following high-profile truck crashes that killed two of its officers between 2012 and 2014, Illinois bucked recent downward inspection trends with a doubling of intensity over those years.

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Obama weighs in on hours of service rollback, says it may be cause for veto

The White House released a policy statement this week saying the bill's further entrenchment of the restart rollback and other trucking regulatory changes included in 2016's DOT funding bill are potential hang-ups for presidential approval.

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Decreasing inspections: Georgia’s numbers fall

The state dialed back on overall inspections from 81,183 in 2013 to 69,188 in 2014, a 15 percent decline. According to state officials, such a level may not hold as it focuses on doing more with less.

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Decreasing inspections, enforcement variability as movement against CSA gains steam

With Roadcheck ramping up Tuesday, June 2, Overdrive's annual update to the winding CSA's Data Trail shows a downward national inspection intensity trend, though some key states move in the opposite direction.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Cameras in place of rearview mirrors: Daimler asks DOT to allow it

Citing it as a way to improve aerodynamics and gain more flexibility in creating new technologies, Daimler Trucks North America, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, has petitioned the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking it to allow camera-monitor systems as a compliance alternative to rearview mirrors.

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How to: Influence enforcement actions at roadside

Some things are obvious -- "take pride in your stuff," says one officer -- others not so, when it comes to managing encounters with officers, whether at roadside or in a weigh station inspection barn.

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