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DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices
DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices

May 6, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative...

Proposed Rule Would Simplify Insulin Exemption for Drivers
Proposed Rule Would Simplify Insulin Exemption for Drivers

May 4, 2015
The FMCSA has proposed that drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles without first...

Omnitracs Launches ELD Information Site
Omnitracs Launches ELD Information Site

April 27, 2015
Omnitracs, LLC has launched an informational website on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate-- www.ELDfacts.com.

OOIDA Lobbying Against Speed-Limiter Rule
OOIDA Lobbying Against Speed-Limiter Rule

April 24, 2015
The OOIDA has provided the FMCSA and the NHTSA with research showing a lack of scientific evidence supporting a speed limiter mandate and saying that...

ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix
ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix

April 24, 2015
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the...

FMCSA May Reward Carriers for Going Beyond Safety Regs
FMCSA May Reward Carriers for Going Beyond Safety Regs

April 23, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a...

ATA Urges Fast Action on Speed-Limiter Rule
ATA Urges Fast Action on Speed-Limiter Rule

April 20, 2015
The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic...

DOT Delays Speed-Limiter, Safety-Fitness Rules; ELD on Track
DOT Delays Speed-Limiter, Safety-Fitness Rules; ELD on Track

April 17, 2015
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and...

Mixer-Truck Drivers Exempted from HOS Break Rule
Mixer-Truck Drivers Exempted from HOS Break Rule

April 6, 2015
Drivers of ready-mix concrete trucks have been granted a limited exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service...

FMCSA to Hike Fines on June 2
FMCSA to Hike Fines on June 2

April 3, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the...