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Former FMCSA Chief Tells Trucking to Expect More Regulations

LAS VEGAS — The freight hauling industry will be busy finding ways to comply with 27 new congressionally mandated regulations expected over the next two years, according to Annette Sandberg, former head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 16, 2013
Business

Underwriters at NAFC Say They Struggle to Decipher CSA’s Insurance Implications

TAMPA, Fla. — Insurance underwriters for trucking are concerned about the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program but are not sure about how to deal with it, an insurance agent told trucking executives meeting here.

June 18, 2012
Business

Industry Pressing for CSA Changes, Former FMCSA Administrator Says

SAN DIEGO — Compliance, Safety, Accountability is “here to stay,” but it’s likely that changes are ahead for the program as industry pressure continues to mount, a former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said.

June 18, 2012
Business

ATA Demands Release of Years-Old Study on Weighting of Violations in CSA Scores

In its second request in a week for closely held federal research, American Trucking Associations is asking federal regulators to publicly release a five-year-old study that contains data explaining how regulators weight violations that it used to compute Compliance, Safety, Accountability program safety scores for drivers and carriers.

June 18, 2012
Business

Court Voids Interim Engine Rule That Allows Navistar’s Sales

A federal appeals court overturned a stopgap Environmental Protection Agency regulation that allowed Navistar Inc. to pay fines to sell heavy-duty diesel engines that do not meet 2010 emissions standards.

June 18, 2012
Business

Court Rejects Shortcut Rule That Helped Navistar

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A federal court threw out a regulation Tuesday that allowed Navistar International Corp. to sell engines that do not comply with emissions regulations, saying the Environmental Protection Agency was not justified in skipping its normal rulemaking process.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2012
Business

ATA Calls on FMCSA to Release Study Used for CSA Scoring

American Trucking Associations on Tuesday asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to release a study that was used to develop the scoring system for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

June 12, 2012
Business

FMCSA Shuts Down Wisconsin Carrier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it has ordered WTSA US Express to cease operations, declaring the Wisconsin-based trucking company an “imminent safety hazard.”

June 11, 2012
Business

FMCSA Extends Deadline to Comment After Criticism of Revised Safety Rules

Faced with increasing criticism from the trucking industry, federal regulators are giving motor carriers more time to comment on how changes in new safety rules could affect their safety-measurement system scores, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokeswoman said last week.

June 11, 2012
Business

NTSB Urges Longer Review of New Drivers’ Histories

Motor carriers should be required to review 10 years of driving records for each new driver they hire, the National Transportation Safety Board said last week, citing its investigation of a 2011 bus crash that killed 15 people.

June 11, 2012

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