Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Forecast: EOBR proposed rule likely by March

Congress directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate electronic onboard recorders.

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Roadcheck out-of-service rates near historic lows

Roadcheck 2012 concentrated on braking systems and hours of service, the top ranking violations for vehicles and drivers.

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​CDL health registry about to launch

Beginning May 21, 2014, drivers must obtain any medical examination from a certified examiner.

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The forces at work on detention pay

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 poll of top challenges for owner-operators.

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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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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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Will CSA take its first significant hit standing up?

OOIDA's suit against the FMCSA's CSA enforcement regime charges the agency with significant mishandling of driver information in the MCMIS database -- and lack of an adequate dispute process.

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Landry questions White House integrity on EOBRs

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?" -- Republican Rep. Jeff Landry of Louisiana took the opportunity during questioning of FMCSA Deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott to question the administration's good intentions on electronic on-board recorders. Rep. Landry of course is one half of the primary sponsoring pair behind ...

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CSA’s sloppy accident accounting

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

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