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FMCSA Grants Rest-Break Exemption to Defense Carriers
FMCSA Grants Rest-Break Exemption to Defense Carriers

October 28, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a rest-break exemption from the hours-of-service rules to carriers serving the Department of Defense.

Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears
Fight Over 34-Hour Restart Heats Up as Deadline Nears

December 8, 2014
With Congress up against a December 11 deadline to pass an appropriations bill, trucking interests and safety groups are battling over an amendment that...

FMCSA Study: Costs of Crash Accountability Outweigh Benefits
FMCSA Study: Costs of Crash Accountability Outweigh Benefits

January 21, 2015
The difficulty and cost of including crash fault in the CSA safety enforcement system appears to outweigh the benefits, according to an analysis by the...

Higher Fines Are Among FMCSA Rule Changes
Higher Fines Are Among FMCSA Rule Changes

October 1, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of rule changes required by last year’s highway law, including higher fines for...

House Amendment Would Stop FMCSA Insurance Rulemaking
House Amendment Would Stop FMCSA Insurance Rulemaking

June 10, 2014
UPDATED -- The U.S. House approved an amendment that would stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from changing insurance minimums. The...

New Study Puts Spotlight on FMCSA Insurance Requirement
New Study Puts Spotlight on FMCSA Insurance Requirement

June 6, 2013
A group of trucking companies released research indicating that the federal insurance requirement for the industry is too low, but others such as ATA and...

Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill
Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill

September 16, 2014
A bid by conservatives in the House and Senate to effectively eliminate the federal highway program is drawing fire from American Trucking Associations and...

Advocates Poll Rekindles Restart Fight
Advocates Poll Rekindles Restart Fight

October 17, 2014
The fight over the 34-hour restart broke out again Thursday. A safety advocacy group released research indicating that the public does not want truck...

Little Common Ground at Restart Hearing
Little Common Ground at Restart Hearing

November 21, 2013
The subject at Thursday’s House hearing was truck driver hours-of-service regulations, but the target was federal regulation of business. Anne Ferro, chief...

Drivers Must Hold Copy of Medical Certification for Another Year
Drivers Must Hold Copy of Medical Certification for Another Year

January 9, 2014
UPDATED -- Drivers are going to have to keep a copy of their medical certificate on hand for another year, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.