February 12, 2014 - Industry News
Business groups are up in arms over a second Obama administration proposal when it comes to union organizing elections.
Tags: Regulations, Department of Labor, NLRB, Labor Unions
Following a Jan. 27 crash killing an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injuring an Illinois State Police trooper, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Renato V. Velasquez to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance, Enforcement
February 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revoked the authority of one of 14 Mexico-based trucking companies it approved earlier to run in its long-haul cross-border program.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Safety and Compliance
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to federal charges filed last year charging he helped violate an out-of-service order, according to the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, U.S. DOT, Safety and Compliance, Crime
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended state and regional emergency declarations it issued earlier for certain deliveries of propane and other home heating fuels.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Transport
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Expect the fireworks to resume as the National Labor Relations Board once again is proposing new regulations to speed up the pace of union elections, identical to changes first proposed in 2011.
Tags: NLRB, Labor Unions, Regulations, drivers
February 3, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will officially propose a rule that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.
Tags: Regulations, FDA, Safety & Compliance, Freight
January 23, 2014 - Industry News
Buckle up, because the Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes. The changes are meant to make customs clearance more efficient, but they will also require carriers to make some changes in the ways they communicate with CBSA, according to website of Today’s Trucking magazine.
Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, Safety & Compliance, Canadian Trucking Alliance
The New York state Department of Transportation is not adequately monitoring whether commercial carriers whose vehicles or drivers have been taken off the road because of violations are making needed repairs or corrections, potentially putting the public at risk, according to a new audit released by New York’s comptroller.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, New York, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
January 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s newest enforcement tool is a shutdown order for carriers that flagrantly disregard the safety rules. Under a final rule to be posted this week, the agency can suspend or revoke the authority of willful repeat violators, and impose civil or criminal penalties.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, OOIDA, MAP-21, Regulations, Fleets, drivers, GAO, Werner Enterprises, FedEx, Congress
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued two emergency exemptions for propane and other home heating fuel haulers, covering the Eastern and Midwest regions of the country.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance, Propane Transport
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the National Propane Gas Association on Wednesday called on him to grant regional exemptions from federal hours of service regulations for the Midwest and Eastern parts of the U.S., to relieve what the group says is "pressure on the current propane distribution network."
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Autogas, U.S. DOT
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a rule next week containing tough new sanctions against carriers that disregard safety rules.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
The time to comment on a proposal from The Occupational Safety and Health Administration about a possible new regulation that would change the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses has been extended from its original deadline.
Tags: Accidents, Regulations, OSHA, Safety, Department of Labor
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of zero truck-related fatalities an ideology or an appropriate aspiration?
Tags: ATA, HOS, Accidents, FMCSA, Anne Ferro, Regulations, Safety and Compliance, TRB
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Drivers are going to have to keep a copy of their medical certificate on hand for another year, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Med Card, drivers, Safety & Compliance, Regulations
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.
Tags: drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking will go into 2014 with two major safety proposals pending: electronic logs and a searchable database containing the results of driver drug and alcohol tests.
Tags: Regulations, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol, drivers, CSA
December 26, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Sleep Apnea, Legislation, Regulations, Insurance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on requests to exempt brokers and some freight forwarders from the new $75,000 bond requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Brokers, Household Goods Movers
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
A recent news report about broken truck reefer units in Ohio prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, to press the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to act on food safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will consider additional applications for exemptions from the federal hearing standard prohibiting deaf truck drivers from interstate operations. The first 40 such individuals to receive these exemptions were approved in February.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
PHOENIX -- What should you expect in President Obama's second term? A single word: gridlock. The current government shutdown is just one more symptom of a Congress that hasn't passed a budget since 2007. Yet that might not affect green fleets' investments in clean-burning and alternative fueled vehicles as much as you might think.
Tags: Regulations, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
Freight brokers will air their case against the CSA safety enforcement program in court next month, with allegations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrration is putting its safety credentialing responsibility into the hands of brokers and shippers.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, CSA, Safety & Compliance
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