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Carriers Look for HOS Flexibility to Ease Port Congestion
Carriers Look for HOS Flexibility to Ease Port Congestion

November 12, 2014
Trucking interests are preparing a request for temporary flexibility in the hours of service rules to help ease the congestion that is plaguing major ports....

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...

NTSB to FMCSA: Ban Hands-Free Phone Use
NTSB to FMCSA: Ban Hands-Free Phone Use

October 22, 2014
Truck drivers should not use hands-free phones while driving, says the National Transportation Safety Board. The Board’s recommendation was one of several...

FMCSA Ends Cross-Border Pilot, Grants Authority to Mexican Carriers
FMCSA Ends Cross-Border Pilot, Grants Authority to Mexican Carriers

October 14, 2014
A three-year pilot program testing the safety of cross-border trucking between the U.S. and Mexico is ending, and the Mexican truck lines that have been...

Congressmen Air Concerns About Sleep Apnea Training
Congressmen Air Concerns About Sleep Apnea Training

October 13, 2014
Two congressmen have told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that some of the organizations providing sleep apnea training to medical examiners...

Advocates, Teamsters Sue for Training Rule
Advocates, Teamsters Sue for Training Rule

September 19, 2014
Safety advocates and the Teamsters union are suing to force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue truck driver training rules. The suit...

Shippers Air Concerns about Driver Coercion Proposal
Shippers Air Concerns about Driver Coercion Proposal

August 18, 2014
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and...

FMCSA Plans Upgrades to CSA Safety Data Website
FMCSA Plans Upgrades to CSA Safety Data Website

July 24, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of changes designed to improve the Safety Measurement System website, some in...

Reaction to ELD Proposal Goes Full Circle
Reaction to ELD Proposal Goes Full Circle

July 1, 2014
UPDATED -- Comments on the proposed Electronic Logging Device mandate cover the full spectrum of reactions, from outrage and disdain at Big Brother...

Senate Halts Debate on HOS Restart Provision
Senate Halts Debate on HOS Restart Provision

June 19, 2014
Partisan differences halted Senate debate on an appropriations bill that includes a suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service...

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