Regulations

Washington state bill would bar owner-operators from port

Washington House members are considering bills to requiring Port of Seattle to bar owner-operators and altering the state’s definition of independent contractors.

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Taking charge of your own EOBR data

Fleets already pay for MVR reports, why wouldn’t they pay to know drivers’ records for performance and profitability?

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Tenth Mexican carrier gets U.S. operating authority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a tenth Mexican carrier authority while it awaits a court’s decision regarding the cross-border trucking pilot program.

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DOT shuts down operator after multiple violations

California trucker Nebyou Brook has been ordered by FMCSA to cease operation after he was found in "egregious" violation of safety and traffic laws while operating a truck.

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Operators losing business because of CSA

Data quality and negative business impact stood out as key operator concerns as readers responded to early-2013 CSA reporting.

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Who’s keeping score: Carrier use of driver-ranking tools

The final installment in our investigation of third-party driver-scorecard services details carrier practices using the tools to rank current and/or prospective drivers in the perspective of CSA.

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Report: Car drivers at fault in nearly 80 percent of car-truck crashes

In trying to push FMCSA to act on crash accountability and CSA scoring, ATA says that studies show most accidents involving trucks are not the fault of the driver or carrier.

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More hours flexibility would improve safety

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Who’s keeping score: CSA ranking tool for drivers

The Vigillo Roadside Resume tool is marketed directly to drivers and approximates driver CSA BASIC rankings. Learn how to access the system, as well as get a handle on its limitations, in this story.

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FMCSA to host MATS driver-training listening session

The session will take place Friday, March 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room C101 at the Louisville convention center. No registration is required. Webcast details are forthcoming.

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