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FMCSA Slates Summertime Road Show Regional Forums
FMCSA Slates Summertime Road Show Regional Forums

August 10, 2017
With no fanfare and nearly as little publicity, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun holding day-long regional forums to discuss how to...

FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault
FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault

July 27, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch on Aug. 1 a demonstration program that will enable motor carriers to dispute the determination...

Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question
Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question

July 6, 2017
In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen explains why even with a mandated report recommending reform, trucking should not expect any quick...

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...

FMCSA Proposes Taking Closer Look at Non-Preventable Crashes
FMCSA Proposes Taking Closer Look at Non-Preventable Crashes

July 7, 2016
Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s...

Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC
Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC

April 25, 2016
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key...

FMCSA: CSA Raw Data Publicly Visible Again
FMCSA: CSA Raw Data Publicly Visible Again

March 7, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 7 that it has restored to public view its “absolute measures” of the safety performance...

FMCSA Report on Life-Saving Impact of Safety Enforcement Challenged
FMCSA Report on Life-Saving Impact of Safety Enforcement Challenged

March 1, 2016
A supplier of safety/compliance services and, separately, the American Trucking Associations have taken issue with what the agency contends the report...

FMCSA’s Darling: CSA Study in the Works
FMCSA’s Darling: CSA Study in the Works

January 20, 2016
The acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told a Senate panel that the mandated study of the effectiveness of the agency’s...

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