January 23, 2014
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.
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.
January 21, 2014
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.
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.
January 17, 2014
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."
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a rule next week containing tough new sanctions against carriers that disregard safety rules.
January 16, 2014
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.
January 15, 2014
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of zero truck-related fatalities an ideology or an appropriate aspiration?
January 10, 2014
While record-setting cold weather has let up across many affected portions of the United States, the number of waivers to trucking rules issued by states continues growing.
UPDATED -- Dave Osiecki, senior vice president of policy and regulatory affairs at American Trucking Associations, will take charge of the association’s lobbying shop.
January 9, 2014
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.
January 6, 2014
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.
January 2, 2014
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.
December 26, 2013
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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a public listening session on how to test the trucking knowledge of would-be carriers, brokers and freight forwarders.
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.
December 20, 2013
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.
December 16, 2013
The American Trucking Associations and the Minnesota Trucking Association have jointly petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct a pilot program to study the effect of increased flexibility in the use of sleeper berth breaks by truck drivers.
December 5, 2013
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.
December 2, 2013
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.
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