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Presenting logs at roadside: States’ data transfer plans vary widely, and an ambitious federal program remains untested

One of the less publicized but highly critical aspects of the electronic logging device mandate involves a new platform that will transfer ELD data from ...

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has requested a renewal of its exemption from certain parts of federal hours-of-service rules.

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

Trucking is the definition of a dynamic industry, even a commercial free-for-all – or was. The government is taking it the wrong way, fast, with ...
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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. Still, let's ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...