April 17, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.
Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Speed Limiter, ELD, NHTSA, Driver Coercion, FMCSA, Regulations
April 13, 2015 - Product News
A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.
Tags: Regulations, Xtra Lease, Size and Weight, Trailers
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Regulations, Driver Safety
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.
Tags: Regulations, ATA, Oregon, Lawsuit, Clean Fuels
March 17, 2015 - Industry News
FTR has announced that registration is open for its first "virtual conference." The event is scheduled for April 7th and will include discussions and question-and-answer sessions on important topics in trucking.
Tags: Webinar, Events, FTR, Fuel Prices, Regulations
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Las Vegas, -based JDJD Transportation to immediately shut down following a federal investigation revealing several widespread violations of critical safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Nevada, Safety & Compliance
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
The trucking company Saia Motor Freight Line has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an investigation regarding an explosion at one of its terminals last August, injuring four employees.
Tags: Regulations, OSHA, Safety & Compliance, Saia
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Emissions, Regulations
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered both to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Truck Drivers, Safety & Compliance, South Dakota
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Regulation, litigation and taxation are three big issues faced by business, according to Geoff Davis, former Congressman and founding partner of Republic Consulting, speaking Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.
Tags: Legislation, Regulations, Congress, HDAW
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, EPA, NHTSA, Regulations, GHG
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.
Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride Guard, Medical Examiners
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks
January 8, 2015 - Industry News
In his inaugural address this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out what he called “bold commitments” to sustain the environment in the nation’s most populous state, by reducing energy consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel, Regulations, California, Renewable Fuel, CARB
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
A Tennessee woman has been sentenced in federal court in to four years probation and eight months home detention following her conviction of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug and alcohol test results of drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance, Alcohol Testing
December 5, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of an interstate livestock carrier has been sentenced to a year’s probation for violating a Federal Motor Carrier imminent hazard out of service order.
Tags: Regulations, Tennessee, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
C.R. England is asking for a rule exemption to improve its driver training process.
Tags: CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England, Regulations, Driver Safety
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Regulations, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates it will post the final electronic logging mandate next September.
Tags: Insurance, Drug Testing, Vehicle Inspection, Speed Limiter, ELDs, Driver Coercion, FMCSA, Regulations
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking interests are preparing a request for temporary flexibility in the hours of service rules to help ease the congestion that is plaguing major ports. “We need some relief now,” said Curtis Whalen, executive director of the American Trucking Associations Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Ports, Regulations, Port Trucking, Safety & Compliance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published new information to answer common questions from trucking industry stakeholders about its Compliance, Safety and Accountability program.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, CSA
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
The association’s original lawsuit, on behalf of its small-business trucking members, was filed against CARB in December of last year in connection with the agency’s truck and bus regulations.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, Litigation
November 7, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for more information about entry-level driver training, as part of its effort to craft a rule. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to survey newly licensed drivers about the relationship between their training and their safety performance.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
November 6, 2014 - Industry News
A Georgia man has been sentenced by a federal judge to 12 months probation after pleading guilty early this year to violating a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration out-of-service order.
Tags: Regulations, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance
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