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FMCSA Wants Comments on Insurance Proposal
FMCSA Wants Comments on Insurance Proposal

November 26, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on a plan to raise insurance minimums for carriers and establish insurance...

Court Upholds 34-Hour Restart, Rejects 30-Minute Break for Short-Haul Drivers
Court Upholds 34-Hour Restart, Rejects 30-Minute Break for Short-Haul Drivers

August 2, 2013
A federal appeals court generally affirmed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours-of-service rule. It rejected the agency’s application...

The Effects of the New Hours of Service
The Effects of the New Hours of Service

August 29, 2013
Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change...

FMCSA Plans to Drop Driver Inspection Reports if no Defects

May 20, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to ease the regulatory burden on drivers by dropping the requirement that they file inspection reports...

After the Hours-of-Service Ruling: Research on 34-Hour Restart, Action on Capitol Hill
After the Hours-of-Service Ruling: Research on 34-Hour Restart, Action on Capitol Hill

August 20, 2013
Even as a federal court was recently upholding most of the hours of service rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been working on a...

Small Brokers Sue to Stop $75,000 Bond Requirement

July 18, 2013
A group representing small property brokers has sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop the new $75,000 bond requirement scheduled to...

Ferro Responds to Critics of Zero Truck Fatality Goal During TRB
Ferro Responds to Critics of Zero Truck Fatality Goal During TRB

January 15, 2014
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of zero truck-related fatalities an ideology or an appropriate aspiration?

FMCSA Wants Stricter Prescription Narcotics Restrictions
FMCSA Wants Stricter Prescription Narcotics Restrictions

October 28, 2014
Truck drivers who use prescribed narcotics should not be allowed to drive, say the doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That...

Field Study Proving Benefit of Restart Rule Draws Criticism
Field Study Proving Benefit of Restart Rule Draws Criticism

January 30, 2014
A field test of the 34-hour restart provision of the new hours of service rule shows that the restrictions improve safety. The test found that the...

FMCSA Starts New Rule on Insurance Minimums
FMCSA Starts New Rule on Insurance Minimums

April 21, 2014
The time has come to take a close look at the minimum insurance requirements for trucking, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In a new...