Regulations

Restart rollback: An origin storyPodcast

| December 19, 2014

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

Say goodbye to no-defect inspection reports — FMCSA’s officially eliminated them

| December 17, 2014

FMCSA will publish Thursday, Dec. 18, a Final Rule that will eliminate the requirement that truck drivers keep and submit Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports when no defects have been found. The rule takes effect immediately.

Equipment regulator NHTSA gets new boss following Senate confirmation

| December 17, 2014

NHTSA — a regulatory agency under the Department of Transportation responsible for some trucking-related regulations — has a new head man, coming after nearly a year-long vacancy at the top of the agency.

President signs restart rollback bill: Here’s what the law requires of FMCSA

| December 16, 2014

President Obama Dec. 16 signed into law the appropriations bill that halts enforcement of certain hours of service provisions and requires an FMCSA study of the rules. Here's a look at how the bill directs FMCSA to conduct the study.

CSA program not ‘meeting the goal’

| December 16, 2014

If you think the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has misdirected carriers’ safety focus in a big way, you’ll find a friend in Oregon DOT's David McKane.

Hours of service changes: FMCSA says changes take effect as soon as Obama signs

| December 15, 2014

Clearing the air on some potential confusion about when procedurally the upcoming suspension of certain hours of service rules will take effect, FMCSA has told Overdrive the stay of enforcement begins as soon as the president signs the bill.

Restart: Moving ahead

| December 15, 2014

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

34-hour restart rules to be suspended: Congress clears legislation to roll back 2013 provisions

Todd Dills and James Jaillet | December 14, 2014

Congress has cleared a bill that puts a stay of enforcement on certain hours of service rules. A bumpy start to the rollback, however, may be in store, given the need for re-training of enforcers and needed updates to e-log software.

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