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Experts Say Inspection System Should Have Room to Give Credit for No Violations

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For years, truckers have been complaining that inspectors do not always submit reports to federal regulators giving them credit for no violations or “clean” roadside inspections.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Government, Business

House Panel OKs Bill to Boost FMCSA Funding, Pre-empt State Meal, Rest Break Laws

Legislation that would boost funding for federal trucking regulators and pre-empt state laws concerning meal and rest breaks for truckers was easily advanced by a House panel.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2017
Government, Safety

FMCSA Decides to Heed Advice of CSA Panel, Baffling Some Truckers

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A decision by federal trucking regulators to adopt sweeping recommendations of an elite academic panel’s study assessing the way truckers are safety-rated has been mostly well received by the industry; yet some truckers admit they are a bit baffled by the complex “item response theory,” or IRT, approach to revamp the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017
Government, Business

Group Devises Recommendations to Protect Consumers Against Mover Fraud

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A federally appointed working group on household goods tackled recommendations for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that aim to better inform consumers of moving fraud and streamline paperwork for brokerage and moving companies.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
June 29, 2017
Government, Safety

Ordered to Cut Regulations, FMCSA Panel Identifies 12 'Nothing Burger' Rules

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WASHINGTON — A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee gave its blessing to a preliminary plan by the agency to eliminate 12 mostly outdated “nothing burger” commercial vehicle regulations to comply with President Donald Trump’s executive order to ease regulatory burdens on businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2017
Government, Business

Report on Driver Delays Gets More Time to Be Completed

WASHINGTON — A congressionally mandated Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General audit of motor carrier delays in loading and unloading has been delayed until late summer or early fall, a top official with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said June 12.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017
Government

FMCSA Proposes Pilot Program for Split Sleeper Berth

Federal regulators are proposing to review whether to allow certain truckers to have temporary relief from sleeper berth regulation.

Transport Topics
June 6, 2017
Government

FMCSA Drops Plans to Study Raising Insurance Minimums for Motor Carriers, Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has abandoned its plans to consider an increase in minimum bodily injury and property damage insurance levels for motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2017
Government

Trump Budget Requests $658 Million for FMCSA in Fiscal 2018

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would receive $657.8 million in fiscal 2018 under a budget request the Trump White House delivered to Congress for lawmakers’ consideration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2017
Government

FMCSA Panels Give Approval for Driver Health Measures

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WASHINGTON — A pair of commercial driver health-related measures won approval from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory panels last week.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

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