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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...

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program
FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

June 5, 2017
Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor...

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking
FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

June 2, 2017
More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says...

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort
DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

May 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the...

AFL-CIO Coalition Seeks to Clip Hair Testing
AFL-CIO Coalition Seeks to Clip Hair Testing

April 26, 2017
A coalition of AFL-CIO member unions is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to deny a petition by several trucking companies to use hair...

Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules
Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

April 13, 2017
A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and...

FMCSA Drops Safety Fitness Proposal; Leaves Door Open to Revisiting
FMCSA Drops Safety Fitness Proposal; Leaves Door Open to Revisiting

March 23, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced on March 23 that it is scrapping its proposed rule on a revised methodology for issuing safety fitness...

Truck Groups Ask Chao to Kill Safety Fitness Determination Proposal
Truck Groups Ask Chao to Kill Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

February 21, 2017
A large coalition of groups representing property and passenger carriers is requesting that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao rescind the Carrier...

Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing
Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing

February 17, 2017
The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. “Trucking Alliance”) has submitted a set of comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to...

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge
Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

February 14, 2017
A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on...