The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added fuel and other items to an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
March 18, 2020
For the first time, driver compensation and detention/delay at customer facilities appeared on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual Top 10 list of the Top Industry issues.
October 6, 2019
In what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief called a “common-sense approach,” the agency has proposed five key revisions to truck driver hours-of-service rules. More on what those changes might mean and moving on to a final rulemaking.
August 14, 2019
A House appropriations bill for transportation and other departments takes aim at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules regarding hours of service, meal and rest breaks, the CSA safety accountability program, and underride guards.
June 4, 2019
It’s rare that a government regulator gets a spontaneous ovation from a room packed full of trucking executives, but that’s exactly what happened Oct. 27 when Federal Motor Carrier Administrator Ray Martinez spoke during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.
October 27, 2018
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.
July 5, 2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced regulatory guidance that gives drivers a way to deal with one of the most vexing problems with the electronic logging device mandate – finding a safe place to park for the night – as well as clarification for ag haulers on the 150-air-mile exemption.
May 31, 2018
Electronic logging device provider One20 announced suddenly that it would stop supporting its ELD apps and cease operations on June 18.
May 24, 2018
SAN DIEGO – It looks like the trucking industry's efforts to educate the general public about the safety and vital nature of trucking may be working, based on results of a new national poll released Monday at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition.
October 6, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- While encouraging audience members to file their comments on recently proposed legislation for mandatory electronic logs and the agency's research into new-entrant requirements, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro last week also noted that the agency is going ahead with a pilot study of split sleep.
April 1, 2014
As we look back at 2013, here's the final installment of our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
December 31, 2013
The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.
March 6, 2013