Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs
FMCSA proposes mandatory electronic logging devices.
After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal regulators are close to requiring most interstate commercial drivers to keep track of their work hours with an electronic device.
Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring
Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.
Commentary: How Much do Your Technicians Know About Wheel Integrity?
In spite of endless service bulletins and instructional videos and even mandatory training programs, the worst still happens.
Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood discusses wheel integrity and the importance of technicians being well-versed in the rules of fastening wheels properly.
Status Quo for DOT Medical Exams is Changing
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule was published in April 2012 and effective in May 2012. A compliance date of May 21 of this year is quickly approaching. In its plainest form, it is a database of medical examiners who are certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to perform examinations of commercial vehicle drivers.
The FMCSA, OSHA, EEOC & You
A leading trucking attorney talks about how the government is ‘passing the buck’ with CSA, and other legal headaches
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety, Compliance and Accountability enforcement program is one of the major legal and regulatory issues facing trucking companies, but it’s not the only one, as a veritable alphabet soup’s worth of agencies target the industry.