Regulations

Comment period for stability control proposal

| July 16, 2012

The public has until Aug. 21 to comment on a proposal to require electronic stability control systems on new trucks – an estimated cost of $1,160 per system.

Landry questions White House integrity on EOBRs

| July 13, 2012

In a hearing before the Small Business Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week whose title was a markedly direct question -- "Is FMCSA's CSA program driving small businesses off the road?" ...

Agency highlights FAQs about recorders

| July 13, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has highlighted on its website a list of frequently asked questions regarding electronic onboard recorders.

Cell-phone jamming technology in your cab?

| July 13, 2012

Much has been made of the inability and/or difficulty of state enforcement of the Department of Transportation's nationwide ban on handheld cellphone use behind the wheel. Last I've written about it you can find here ...

CSA’s sloppy accident accounting

| July 12, 2012

FMCSA needs to go further with crash accountability, providing an appeal process and ensuring that it doesn’t penalize innocent truckers.

Does the EOBR mandate have another problem?

| July 11, 2012

Some believe the electronic on-board recorder mandate written in this year's highway bill could well be impossible to achieve, given the legislation's language defining the electronic logging devices.

Obama signs highway bill mandating recorders

| July 06, 2012

In addition to mandating electronic onboard recorders, it includes a “Jason’s Law” truck parking provision and other key points that affect trucking.

ATA seeks action on national clearinghouse

| July 05, 2012

ATA called on FMCSA to continue making progress toward a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results for commercial drivers.

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