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Musical Chairs Ending at FMCSA [Commentary]

Musical Chairs Ending at FMCSA [Commentary]

For those keeping score, Meera Joshi is the third acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since President Trump’s appointee Ray Martinez stepped down two years ago.

November 22, 2021

Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get Hours of Service Right This Time?

Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress Law PLLC and Truck Safe Consulting and to Chris Woody, safety manager for Nashville-based M&W Logistics.

July 22, 2021

The Top Violations Discovered During FMCSA Audits

The Top Violations Discovered During FMCSA Audits

Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides a list of the top acute and critical violations discovered during agency investigations. Shared are the top ones found.

July 22, 2021

5 Things Fleets Need to Know About FMCSA Off-Site Audits

5 Things Fleets Need to Know About FMCSA Off-Site Audits

Is an off-site safety audit in your future? The COVID-19 pandemic was a game-changer for off-site compliance reviews. FMCSA off-site audits increased by 400% in 2020 and are on track to nearly double in 2021.

July 14, 2021

What You May Not Know About the MCS-150

What You May Not Know About the MCS-150

If a motor carrier does not keep on top of the biennial updates of its Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150), it could face deactivation of its USDOT number and daily fines.

July 13, 2021

5 Things Fleets Need to Know About the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
3 Trucking Issues to Watch in Washington

3 Trucking Issues to Watch in Washington

As the Biden administration and the new Democrat-controlled Congress have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work, there are a number of issues related to trucking that we may see action on this year.

February 17, 2021

2020's Top Trucking News Stories

2020's Top Trucking News Stories

The most popular news stories on Truckinginfo.com for 2020 were, unsurprisingly, mostly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 30, 2020

ELDs: One Year Later

ELDs: One Year Later

Fleets share lessons learned in the nearly 12 months since the electronic logging device mandate went into full effect.

November 19, 2020

4 Ways to Know if Personal Conveyance is Being Used Correctly
What Happens When FMCSA Comes to Audit Your Driver Logs?
What You Need to Know About Hours of Service Changes

What You Need to Know About Hours of Service Changes

Insight and advice on hours-of-service changes going into effect at the end of the month from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's chief enforcement official, Joe DeLorenzo.

September 11, 2020

Fleets: Focus on Drivers for Safety

Fleets: Focus on Drivers for Safety

Hiring the right drivers, supporting them with technology, and keeping them healthy are three winning strategies when it comes to operating a safe fleet. Those were some of the observations from seven panelists participating in two discussions on "What’s Working" at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Truck Safety Summit held Aug. 5.

August 5, 2020

Understanding the New 30-Minute Break Rule

Understanding the New 30-Minute Break Rule

Roughly two years in the making, the new federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules have arrived. They could provide drivers with a lot more flexibility — and productivity — if applied correctly.

June 9, 2020

Top 5 Questions on Driver Safety Performance Histories

Top 5 Questions on Driver Safety Performance Histories

The safety performance history records request (SPHRR) offers a glimpse into an applicant’s possible unsafe behaviors while at another motor carrier. After 15 years, it still generates several questions.

May 4, 2020

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