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FMCSA Stops Enforcing Break Requirement on Short-Haul Drivers
Court Will Hear Brokers' CSA Challenge in September

Court Will Hear Brokers' CSA Challenge in September

Freight brokers will air their case against the CSA safety enforcement program in court next month, with allegations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrration is putting its safety credentialing responsibility into the hands of brokers and shippers.

August 19, 2013

Truck Driver Was Distracted Before Bridge Crash, NTSB Says
After the Hours-of-Service Ruling: Research on 34-Hour Restart, Action on Capitol Hill
California Court Closes Book on LA Port Litigation

California Court Closes Book on LA Port Litigation

After five years, the fight over the Port of Los Angeles’s concession plan has come to an end. Last Thursday the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a permanent injunction against the three provisions of the plan that trucking interests adamantly opposed.

August 26, 2013

Trucking Group Challenges Insinuations in Pilot Flying J Case

Trucking Group Challenges Insinuations in Pilot Flying J Case

Questions about the role of a key player in the litigation against Pilot Flying J prompted a strong rebuttal from the trucking company group. Lane Kidd, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, said in a statement that he created National Trucking Financial Reclamation Services last April to seek justice for trucking companies that allegedly had been defrauded by Pilot Flying J.

August 23, 2013

Safety Advisory Committee Airs Driver Medical Issues
FMCSA Now Taking Comments on Clearinghouse Proposal

FMCSA Now Taking Comments on Clearinghouse Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aims to plug some holes in the regulatory net with its proposed clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results. The clearinghouse, which has been on the safety wish list for 15 years, is designed to prevent commercial drivers from hiding drug or alcohol violations and ensure that carriers are meeting their responsibility to test for substance abuse.

February 20, 2014

FMCSA Counters GAO Critique of Safety Program

FMCSA Counters GAO Critique of Safety Program

The back-and-forth over the Compliance Safety and Accountability enforcement program continues, this time with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration countering recent criticisms by the Government Accountability Office.

February 12, 2014

Obama Starts Next Truck Fuel Economy Rule
Carriers Worried but FMCSA Says It’s on Target for Certified Medical Examiners

Carriers Worried but FMCSA Says It’s on Target for Certified Medical Examiners

Starting May 21 all driver medical exams have to be done by an examiner who is certified to the new National Registry standards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration believes that by May 21 there will be enough examiners certified to handle the work, but trucking interests are not so sure.

February 21, 2014

Obama, Camp Offer Highway Funding Solutions
Highway Funding Difficult but Not Impossible

Highway Funding Difficult but Not Impossible

It won’t be easy, but there’s at least a glimmer of a way for Congress to come up with money to fund a longer-term highway bill. The Highway Trust Fund is going to run out of money possibly as soon as August, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

March 4, 2014