11/17/2015

After numerous delays, the House passed the six-year highway bill on November 5th with a vote of 363-64. The $325-billion legislation is aimed at reforming the CSA ratings program and creating a program to get young truckers more involved in i...

10/12/2015

 

The final rule requiring truck drivers to use electronic on-board logging devices has been delayed another month, according to a report released in late September by the Department of Transportation. The rule, which was expected to be publish...

08/19/2015

An independent review team has concluded that the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program needs to be more reflective of the safety risks that are responsible for truck crashes. The review was ordered by Transportation Secretary Ant...

07/29/2015

With a 41-56 vote, the Senate stopped progress on a bill that would be used as a vehicle for the six-year highway funding deal led by Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Sixty votes were needed for the bill to move...

07/16/2015

FMCSA announced that they will delay the final publishing of the new electronic logging device rule to November, rather than the previously projected date of September 30th. The rule has been delayed since August 2011, when an appeals court re...

07/03/2015

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that a proposed rule requiring speed limiters for heavy trucks would be introduced no later than this fall. The proposal is being written by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and...

06/22/2015

FMCSA has plans to revise its medical qualification standards in order to allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes to operate commercial motor vehicles without obtaining an exemption. From 1970 to 2003, there was a ban on drivers with diabe...

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