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FMCSA Again Delays Rollout of Online DOT Registration System
FMCSA Again Delays Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

December 15, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again delayed implementation of the final stage of its Unified Registration System for new motor carriers.

Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix
Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix

December 12, 2016
Special legislation that contains language to fix the legislative glitch that threatened use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for...

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards
FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

December 7, 2016
A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain...

FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

December 2, 2016
The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the...

FMCSA Online Systems to be Down Starting Nov. 17
FMCSA Online Systems to be Down Starting Nov. 17

November 17, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised that a scheduled outage of its online information systems will take place starting today at 9:00...

OOIDA Challenging Rule with Sleep Apnea Referral Requirement
OOIDA Challenging Rule with Sleep Apnea Referral Requirement

November 14, 2016
A court challenge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration has been initiated by the...

FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term
FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term

November 10, 2016
Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for...

DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period
DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

November 1, 2016
A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA
Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

October 28, 2016
Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would...

Sen. Schumer Urges Finalizing Speed-Limiter Rule
Sen. Schumer Urges Finalizing Speed-Limiter Rule

October 13, 2016
Influential Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lent his support to the proposed federal rule that would mandate electronic speed limiters on commercial vehicles...