Regulations

The safety argument for increased pay

At U.S. House hearing on CSA, concerns about driver pay were aired with contentions that better nondriving-time compensation was much needed.

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Hours rule under fire in federal court

Trucking and safety groups filed arguments in federal court this month to overturn the current hours-of-service rule.

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States issue emergency waivers

Iowa’s and Wisconsin’s drought and Michigan’s fuel shortage have resulted in the states issuing emergency waivers for trucks.

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Viriginia I-95 toll proposal sparks opposition

Virginia’s plan to construct an Interstate 95 toll facility in Sussex County has resulted in challenges from state congressmen and VTA.

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ATA: FMCSA distorted data to justify hours rule

In a brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, ATA argued that the latest changes to the hours rule add tremendous cost to the economy and undue burden onto drivers while providing minimal possible safety benefits.

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Reader: Repeal FLSA trucking exemption

The following comes by way of owner-operator Joe Ammons, who is looking for assistance with a petition for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (or Congress) to repeal the trucking exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which among other things specifies the 40-hour workweek and 8-hour day for employees of companies in other industries -- particularly in the context of the new Congressional mandate for interstate carriers to use electronic onboard recorders, which would seem ...

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FMCSA to study crash accountability

FMCSA says it will conduct an alysis to determine if a carrier's role in a crash is a better indicator of future crash risk, relative to CSA ratings.

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Court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has dismissed challenges to recent Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas rules.

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National registry site goes live

FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners went live in May.

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CSA two-punch: Second lawsuit brought

A suit against the FMCSA's CSA program brought by the ASECTT group alleged unfairness to small carriers within FMCSA's compliance and enforcement regime.

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