August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge
Trucking companies, drivers and the general public who share the road with trucks would all benefit from an approach that treats truck driver health as an ongoing project rather than every-other-year paperwork – and the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners could be a step in that direction.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Fleet Safety Conference, ATRI
By Oliver Patton
Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change service levels or both.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, HOS, Hours of Service
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report. Nine more states plus the District of Columbia are considering legislation to do the same thing.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, driver shortage, Veterans, Immigration reform, Drivers, Recruiting
March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
FMCSA and the U.S. DOT have no influence over what happens in Canada, but Canada has plenty of its own regulatory agencies and ministries whose rules will affect American carriers' privileges and ability to operate there.
Tags: FMCSA, NAFTA, Canada
February 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Kate Harlow
With the advent of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s flagship Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, a new premium was put on safety. This required a number of fleets to focus on the issue like never before.
Tags: FMCSA, Con-way Freight, CSA, Safety & Compliance
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Bob Rose, Contributor
In December, the FMCSA made good on its commitment to Congress to install refinements to the CSA initiative by implementing 11 changes to the Safety Measurement System. J.J. Keller's Bob Rose has more details.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, J.J. Keller, compliance, CSA, Hazmat
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