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Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief
Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

January 31, 2017
As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

CVSA Cites FMCSA for Burdensome Exemptions
CVSA Cites FMCSA for Burdensome Exemptions

February 24, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has taken to task the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for unduly burdening roadside inspectors by issuing...

Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule
Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule

April 12, 2016
A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed...

FMCSA Defends Crash Data as ‘Clearly Sufficient’
FMCSA Defends Crash Data as ‘Clearly Sufficient’

October 8, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a report on Oct 8 that finds that “the amount of data used in the agency’s Safety Measurement...

House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms
House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms

October 19, 2015
New long-term measure would hide CSA scores, launch an under-21 CDL pilot program and allow hair-testing for drug-testing truck drivers.

Court Peels Back New York’s Highway Use and Decal Fees
Court Peels Back New York’s Highway Use and Decal Fees

February 3, 2016
New York State’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional the highway-use registration and decal fees imposed on all trucks that operate in the Empire...

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request
Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

February 2, 2018
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal...

Trucking Alliance Clarifies Stance on Advanced Safety Technologies
Trucking Alliance Clarifies Stance on Advanced Safety Technologies

November 3, 2017
The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, has released an addendum to a statement it issued on Nov. 1 that endorses a...

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

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion
3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

August 10, 2017
Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics,...