Posted: 09 Aug, 2017 by Pat Pitz

This week the FMCSA withdrew an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which could have dramatically increased the number of truck drivers referred for sleep apnea testing.

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Posted: 04 Aug, 2017 by Pat Pitz

The FMCSA recently clarified that it's the age of the engine, not the age of the truck, that counts toward an exemption from the ELD mandate.

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Posted: 19 Jul, 2017 by Peggy Dorf

Truckers will have until 2019 to install electronic logging devices (ELD) if newly proposed legislation becomes law. The ELD Extension Act was submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by Rep. Brian Babin (R, Texas) who announced the bill today.

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Posted: 05 Jul, 2017 by Kevin Scullin

This week the National Academy of Sciences released its long-awaited study of the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) program. The report makes recommendations for improving the way FMCSA uses its data to assign safety rankings to carriers, and it recommends that the FMCSA study the ...

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Posted: 06 Jun, 2017 by Kevin Scullin

This week the FMCSA announced that it has withdrawn its proposed rulemaking which could have called for an increase in carrier liability insurance. That's good news for both carriers and brokers, because a steep increase in insurance requirements would have added extra costs at a time when many carr...

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Posted: 19 May, 2017 by Chad Boblett

I've been an owner-operator for six years, and I was a company driver before that. I have built great relationships with freight brokers, and we share advice and tips to be successful in the spot freight market. I think that most brokers don't realize what a huge impact ELDs will have on their busin...

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