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DOD wants extension of HOS exemption for carriers moving weapons, other sensitive cargo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it has received a request from the Department of Defense (DOD) to renew its exemption from the 30-minute break requirement of the ...

More red tape: The Great Pre-Buy of 2020? Are felons government’s answer to driver shortage?

(Editor’s note: On Thursday, Kevin got all thinked-up and had a vision of the future where trucking, specifically the truckload segment, is rapidly driven to consolidation by government meddlin’ in ...

Rating the Ferro administration: Is trucking more safe, or less?

Time, and some basic statistics, will tell how effective Anne Ferro’s stint as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been. In her farewell interview with trade reporters Thursday, ...

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Restart rollback will hold if issues prevail

The political “clout” of the American Trucking Associations gets a test this week, or so a prominent highway safety lobbyist frames it, saying “this is a major moment to stop ...

FMCSA e-log study ‘flawed’ by big-fleet bias, faulty data, OOIDA says

A newly released study claiming “a clear safety benefit” to electronic logs lacks the relevant data to demonstrate that such devices would reduce truck crashes, according to a review by ...

Improved usability or lipstick on a pig? FMCSA explains website changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is redesigning its portal to trucking company safety data, and wants carrier input before the changes go live next spring. So whether you’re a ...

Are harmful HOS changes a sign of things to come?

In just three short months, the latest changes to the hours-of-service rule demonstrate all too clearly that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration understands neither the industry it regulates nor ...

DOT posts 2014-2018 plan, seeks comment

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking at the big picture, and is asking the public for their thoughts on making transportation more efficient and safer. “We also want to ensure ...

Assumptions wrong on HOS changes, driver phone use?

Recent studies suggest that the conventional wisdom could be wrong about a couple of items that are very important to trucking: the impact of changes to the hours-of-service rules and ...