Regulations

CSA critic anticipates changes after legal, administrative scrutiny

(EDITOR’s NOTE: This is the final installment of a series on CSA, based on several presentations, discussion and follow-up from the recent American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. Part 1 focuses on whether CSA is, essentially, ...

CSA is a ‘whim,’ ‘abandonment of duty’ by regulator, transport law expert says

(EDITOR’s NOTE: This is Part 1 of a series on CSA, based on several presentations, discussion and follow-up from the recent American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. In Part 2, FMCSA explains changes to ...

Carrier alliance wants hair testing OK’d for DOT driver screen; bills introduced

Prompted by trucking interests, Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., introduced federal legislation this week designed to enable trucking companies to more effectively prevent lifestyle drug users from gaining employment as commercial ...

XRS testing Navistar diagnostics platform

XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile trucking intelligence, announced at the American Trucking Association (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition that the company is real-time testing a new remote diagnostics platform from Navistar, Inc. The new system ...

Infographic: What is the biggest highway safety threat?

 

Best of times? Regulatory changes offer both promise and peril

Truckers seem, by nature, to be cautious and skeptical. “We are in a bubble. Give it a couple of months, and it will pop,” said one member of the Randall-Reilly MarketPulse panel of senior for-hire ...

Omnitracs’ Norm Ellis shares key issues for compliance

In the midst of an ever-changing regulatory landscape, Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing at Omnitracs, Inc., gives some insights about the current state of the commercial transportation industry and tips on how ...

PeopleNet ushers in new era with Precision Mobility Platform, enhances oil & gas offerings

At its 11th annual user conference in San Antonio, Texas, PeopleNet offered attendees a glimpse at its new era of insight with its Precision Mobility Platform. The new technology combines fleet mobility solutions with precision ...

Shave a few points off CSA score by contesting lights, generic speeding violations

Is your fleet getting dinged for inoperative lamp violations on lights that aren't actually required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program? It's a problem that happens fairly frequently — and unfairly ...

Agency publishes hours exemption application for DOD, livestock haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published in the Federal Register notices of application from the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Pork Producers Council asking the agency to exempt them from the ...

FMCSA ends 30-minute break enforcement for short haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion ...

Risk & Reward: How CSA’s data shows discrimination toward small carriers

EDITOR’S NOTE: Working with CCJ and Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly Business Media’s RigDig Business Intelligence unit, we analyzed inspection and scoring data at the end of the Compliance Safety Accountability program’s second year since going live in December 2010. Here we ...

Hours-of-service rule upheld in court, save for breaks for short-haulers

A federal court Aug. 2  upheld all of the current hours-of-service rule, except the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul drivers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled to eliminate the break mandate, ...

House delays bill that could have undone hours rule

The House has pulled a transportation bill that could have potentially reversed the new hours of service rule that went into effect this month. The House reportedly may consider bringing the bill back to the floor ...

NTSB asks for ‘connected vehicles’ mandate

On the heels of a report released this week on an investigation into a truck and school bus crash that happened in February of 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board has made several recommendations to ...

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