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FMCSA Now Taking Comments on Clearinghouse Proposal
FMCSA Now Taking Comments on Clearinghouse Proposal

February 20, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aims to plug some holes in the regulatory net with its proposed clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test...

"Somewhat Contentious" Hearing on Hours of Service, EOBRs Also Discussed

June 18, 2013
The hearing by the House Highways Subcommittee offered the major contenders in the perpetual HOS wars a chance to air their complaints, and the Federal...

Ferro Farewell Focuses on Need to Spread Safety Burden
Ferro Farewell Focuses on Need to Spread Safety Burden

August 14, 2014
Anne Ferro’s departing message is that the cost of truck and bus safety needs to be distributed more evenly through the supply chain. Too much of the burden...

Highway Bill Starts 10-Month Countdown
Highway Bill Starts 10-Month Countdown

August 12, 2014
President Obama has signed the latest short-term extension of the federal highway program, starting a 10-month clock on yet another funding deadline.The...

Senate EPW Committee Approves Highway Bill
Senate EPW Committee Approves Highway Bill

May 15, 2014
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved its bill to reauthorize the federal highway program. The bill proposes a 6-year...

Bill Would Set National Liability Standard for Shippers, Brokers
Bill Would Set National Liability Standard for Shippers, Brokers

May 29, 2014
Several House Republicans are proposing a national standard to protect buyers of trucking services from claims that they were negligent when selecting the...

CSA Update: Crash Accountability Study Is Coming
CSA Update: Crash Accountability Study Is Coming

April 29, 2014
Some time soon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will go public with its analysis of how to account for fault in the crash data it uses to...

Industry Pushes to Hide CSA Data from Public, FMCSA Responds
Industry Pushes to Hide CSA Data from Public, FMCSA Responds

August 26, 2014
UPDATED -- A coalition of industry groups is putting pressure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove CSA safety scores from public...

Congress Edges Toward Highway Funding Stopgap
Congress Edges Toward Highway Funding Stopgap

July 16, 2014
Congress is inching closer to passage of a stopgap measure to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from drying up this summer. The House this week passed a $10.6...

Senate Passes December Trust Fund Patch
Senate Passes December Trust Fund Patch

July 29, 2014
The Senate passed a short-term patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until December 19, in effect setting up a vote this year on a long-term highway...