The National Registry of Medical Examiners has been plagued with problems since its rollout in 2014, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has done a poor job of oversight, according to a review by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.
January 15, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a pilot program to evaluate even more flexible sleeper-berth split options in the hours of service rules.
January 14, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to eliminate its federal vision exemption waiver program and instead let medical professionals and motor carriers determine whether drivers with limited vision in one eye may drive commercial motor vehicles.
January 12, 2021
A final rule clarifying the definition of independent contractor published Jan. 7 by the Department of Labor covers several issues specific to trucking – but there are questions as to whether it will actually take effect under the incoming Biden administration.
January 7, 2021
"Yard moves" can be logged as on duty not driving under trucker hours of service regulations – but just what constitutes a yard move? See how FMCSA proposed to define a yard move.
January 4, 2021
Truck drivers likely will not be in the next wave of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, although that will vary by state.
December 21, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has OK’d a practice that it previously banned because of concerns it could allow unqualified truck drivers to get commercial licenses.
December 17, 2020
A bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level has passed the House – although it has virtually no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill also would allow marijuana to remain on the list of disqualifying substances for safety-sensitive transportation workers such as truck drivers.
December 7, 2020
One of the lawsuits challenging California’s controversial ABC test as it applies to the trucking industry, where it will widely disrupt the owner-operator model, suffered a setback in the California Court of Appeals.
November 19, 2020
Whether you’re talking about race or ethnicity, gender or sexual identification, religion or age, having a diverse workforce is not only the right and moral thing to do, it’s also good business. A recent panel discussion explored how trucking fleets can foster diversity and inclusion.
November 12, 2020
How U.S. Xpress is using AI to speed the process of hiring truck drivers -- and to appeal to a more diverse workforce.
November 9, 2020
California voters approved Proposition 22, agreeing with the gig economy companies that the state’s strict ABC test set forth in last year’s controversial AB5 law should not apply to drivers such as those for Uber and Lyft. What does this mean for trucking?
November 4, 2020
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules, designed to offer drivers more flexibility, take effect at 12 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 29.
September 28, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that aims to clarify who’s an employee and who’s an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which could be good news for some trucking companies using owner-operators.
September 23, 2020
Fleets share tactics they’ve taken in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to cut costs and operate more efficiently.
September 14, 2020