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October 1, 2015

FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.

September 24, 2015

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”

September 17, 2015

ELD Mandate Pushed Back One Month

Citing the need for “additional coordination,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a “new projected date” of October 30th for issuing its final rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices.

September 16, 2015

FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait

Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.

September 15, 2015

E-Logs, Safety Fitness Rule on FMCSA's Priority List

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration readies a long-awaited proposed rule that would use CSA data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers, it's also preparing for "Phase III" of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

September 4, 2015

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

September 4, 2015

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.

August 13, 2015

Reassessing the Independent Contractor

Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act

August 5, 2015

Darling Nominated to be FMCSA Administrator

Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in all but name for the past year, T.F. Scott Darling III has been nominated to fill that vacant appointment by President Obama.

August 5, 2015

ELD Mandate Update

A review of key topics addressed in the recently issued Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on electronic logging devices

July 31, 2015

Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?

The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”

July 31, 2015

Nebraska Trucker Pleads Guilty to Threatening FMCSA Inspector

A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.

July 30, 2015

FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS

FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.

July 29, 2015

ATA Disappointed in Proposed CSA Changes

The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.

July 21, 2015

Driver Involved in Crash Declared Imminent Hazard

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation revealed several cases of falsified records.

July 10, 2015

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.

July 10, 2015

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

June 30, 2015

ATA on CSA Proposal: Move to 'Risk-Based' Enforcement

Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.

June 29, 2015

FMCSA Proposes Changes to CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.

June 26, 2015

Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures

Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.



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