FMCSA

Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Representatives Provide Updates on Datasets, Projects

Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager, said registration data should be available within the next month. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to make trucking industry registration data available through its Analysis & Information Online repository.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

FMCSA Seeks Comments for New Large-Truck Crash Causation Study

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 14 issued a formal request for public comment on how best to design and conduct a major study to identify factors contributing to all large-truck fatal, injury and tow-away crashes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Drug Clearinghouse Goes Live, Experiences Connectivity Issues

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-awaited Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse experienced connectivity issues during its opening days.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

2019: Hours-of-Service Rule, ELDs and Roads Dominated Political, Regulatory Concerns

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For the trucking industry, 2019 was a year of transition, replete with regulatory victories and disappointments.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Timeline: Trucking's Biggest Moments in 2019

Feeling reflective? 2019 was a big year for trucking, with lots of regulatory reforms and bankruptcies dominating the news cycle. Here's a look back at what you all were talking about this year. 

Anneliese Mahoney | Associate Editor
December 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Issues Final Rule for States to Comply With Clearinghouse Requirements

Technicians test specimens at a Quest Diagnostics lab Technicians test specimens at the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Teterboro, N.J. (Quest Diagnostics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Dec. 12 a final rule extending by three years the date for state driver's licensing agencies to comply with certain Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA to Announce Two-Year Delay in Implementing ELDT Rule

Truck Training America student driver practices behind the wheel A Truck Training America student practices behind the wheel at the Truck Training America commercial driving school in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal trucking regulators are nearing completion of a formal notice that they plan to delay implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule by up to two years after it was set to go into effect on a limited basis Feb. 7.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Projecting The Impact of Proposed HOS Changes

Earlier this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the proposal to change five different aspects of the HOS regulations. Hear from industry experts covering a wide array of perspectives on what these changes could mean for the future, and what you should be doing now to prepare.

November 6, 2019
Government

Why You Should Start a Brokerage Within an Asset-Based Company

Why You Should Start a Brokerage Within an Asset-Based Company

This whitepaper provides a strategic blueprint and resources for asset-based companies to start and grow a brokerage. The opportunities in the market are ripe for companies of any size. Logistics and supply chain research and consulting firm Armstrong & Associates estimates that net revenues for U.S.-based 3PLs grew by five percent in 2017 to hit $77.1 billion, and gross revenues rose 10.5 percent to reach $184.3 million. The firm predicted revenue growth in 2018 would continue at a similar rate.

November 1, 2019
Government, Safety

DOT IG Outlines FMCSA’s Top Management Challenges for 2020

truck at loading dock The IG report also said FMCSA’s efforts to improve commercial vehicle safety depend on obtaining an accurate understanding of the role of driver detention within the industry. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is facing challenges in a number of programmatic areas that could play a role in reducing recent increases in fatalities involving large trucks and buses, according to a new report by the Department of Transportation Inspector General.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 31, 2019

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