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Pete Buttigieg confirmed as next DOT boss
The Senate voted 86-13 Tuesday to confirm Pete Buttigieg as the next Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg tweeted after the vote that he's "ready to get to work."
February 2, 2021
How Dem control in D.C. might change trucking
While regs like speed limiters, sleep apnea screening and new rounds of emissions restrictions might be back in the cards, so too might an appetite for boosting highway funding. However, don't expect too much drama with trucking regs in the next 4 years.
January 22, 2021
Biden administration freezes regulations pending review
The Biden administration issued a memo Wednesday calling for a regulatory freeze on all rulemakings to give the administration a chance to review them before the take effect. Also: Pete Buttigieg's nomination hearing is being held today.
January 21, 2021
Report: Hack of DOT's medical examiner registry has limited oversight, created potential for fraud
An audit of FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners found that the agency has not met oversight requirements, partly due to a seven-month outage of the database.
January 19, 2021
FMCSA looking into adding more split-sleeper options, announces updated fines for violations
FMCSA has proposed a pilot program to test more split sleeper berth options for truck drivers. The agency also released its inflation-adjusted fines for violations of trucking regulations.
January 15, 2021
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Trucking is a dangerous job ... and it's our own fault
Regardless of how hard a customer pushes us for an aggressive delivery timetable, we cannot permit shortcuts or unduly pressure drivers.
January 14, 2021
Trucking regs to look for in 2021
New leadership in Washington ushers in a more regulation-friendly landscape, potentially bringing trucking laws new and old back to the fore. Details on CCJ.
January 13, 2021
Program aiming to cut emissions could drive fuel costs
Estimates of between 9 and more than 50 cents per gallon could be felt at the pump should diesel fuel wholesalers pass the added costs onto customers.
December 22, 2020
Early ELD analysis shows uptick in certain HOS violations since new regs, dip in 30-min. break flags
A before-and-after analysis of driver logbook data by EROAD shows the preliminary impacts of the FMCSA revised hours-of-service rule. See CCJ for details.
November 18, 2020
Channeling safety: Fleets change data strategies to reduce risk
How have events in 2020 acted as a catalyst for fleets to revisit their data strategies for driver safety and FMCSA compliance? Read CCJ to find out.
November 16, 2020
Ford unveils 2022 E-Transit with 40% reduction in total cost of ownership
Ford continues to embrace California’s zero-emissions policies and the Paris Agreement with its reveal of the 2022 E-Transit van. Details here on CCJ.
November 13, 2020
PSP reports and their value to fleets
Pulling PSP reports is an affordable way to go above and beyond what is required for safety, and while it may seem like enough of a challenge to simply keep up with the minimum requirements for compliance, I try my best to go the extra mile when possible to keep our safety record in good condition.
November 9, 2020
To help smooth inspections, Omnitracs and EROAD help update guidelines on ELDs records transfers
The companies' efforts have resulted in an updated CVSA’s Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices. Find out more information here on CCJ.
October 28, 2020
Drivers on many days might be able to skip 30-minute break under new HOS regs
Under the new FMCSA hours of service regulations, the mandatory 30-minute break can be taken during any status that isn't on-duty driving. Details on CCJ.
September 28, 2020
Starting next week, drivers will be able to pause their 14-hour clock under new HOS regs — here’s how
The updated hours of service rule will offer drivers the option to pause their 14-hour on-duty clocks for periods of several hours per shift. Details on CCJ.
September 21, 2020
Commentary: Tips for preparing drivers for roadside inspections
One of the most important things you can do to ensure a smooth interaction during a roadside inspection is to have a good preventive maintenance program.
September 18, 2020
New hours of service rule takes effect in just two weeks — Here’s a primer on what’s changing
Get an overview of what's changing with the new hours of service rule taking effect on Sept. 29, 2020. Details on CCJ.
September 15, 2020
Bill Gates nixes electric long-haul, supports alt fuel
In a recent blog post, Bill Gates explained the impracticality of electric vehicles for long-haul trucking and the need for bio-fuels instead. Details on CCJ.
September 10, 2020
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'Pressure' building in the trailer market
There have been reports of shortages of flatbed trailers in some regions as industrial and housing sectors improve.
Support mounts for under-21 interstate drivers
Manufacturers call on Biden to fix chip shortage
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TMC's Braswell named Career Leadership Award recipient
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Tolling in 2021: Emerging Trends for Commercial Fleets
Understanding new trends in tolling in 2021, and how tolling will evolve into the future, is critical for most commercial fleets, especially those with large regional or national footprints.