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FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System
FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

January 17, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

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

Which Way to the Smart Highway?
Which Way to the Smart Highway?

November 16, 2017
If you were asked to describe a smart highway, you might say it swiftly collects tolls. You might say it speeds the flow of goods. You might say it advances...

FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule
FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

November 1, 2017
President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in Senate testimony that he will not delay...

Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules
Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

April 13, 2017
A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and...

Why Some Fleets Still Like Natural Gas
Why Some Fleets Still Like Natural Gas

September 19, 2017
Some fleets opt to run on natural gas instead of diesel, a decision fueled by one or more key influences.

Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft
Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

May 13, 2017
“Cargo theft hasn’t necessarily gotten worse lately, but there is more sophistication on the criminal side than 20 years ago when it was strictly a crime of...

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape
DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

June 9, 2017
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often...

FMCSA: Agency Will Reply to Anti-ELD Petition Filed by OOIDA
FMCSA: Agency Will Reply to Anti-ELD Petition Filed by OOIDA

September 1, 2017
Queried by HDT as to whether or not the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds that states cannot enforce the new electronic logging device rule...

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online
FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

July 14, 2017
One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can...