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FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault
FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault

July 27, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch on Aug. 1 a demonstration program that will enable motor carriers to dispute the determination...

Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Stalls in Trump’s Washington
Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Stalls in Trump’s Washington

July 21, 2017
The drive to mandate speed-limiters on trucks has sputtered out— at least for now— courtesy of the Trump administration's push to cut federal regulations

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule
Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

July 19, 2017
Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension...

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

July 18, 2017
The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort
GAO Slams FMSCA for Sluggish IT Effort

July 17, 2017
The watchdog agency of Congress has roundly criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not yet modernizing its information technology...

Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question
Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question

July 6, 2017
In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen explains why even with a mandated report recommending reform, trucking should not expect any quick...

House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure
House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure

June 22, 2017
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1%...

FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut
FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut

June 16, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to take specific action to comply with President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 requiring agencies...

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage
FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage

June 9, 2017
Two new rules that seek to streamline CDL licensing and cut its costs were proposed on June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule
FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

June 6, 2017
A final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements-- issued in December year-- has at last gone into effect, having been delayed several times...