Government, Fuel, Business

Speaker Ryan Urges Obama Administration to Stop Rulemaking

Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News

Before leaving town for Thanksgiving, House Speaker Paul Ryan reaffirmed his stance that federal regulators relax their rulemaking until the start of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

Public Comment Period on Safety Fitness Determination Proposed Rule Ends on June 23

Public comments on FMCSA’s Safety Fitness Determination proposed rule were scheduled to end at the close of business on June 23.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2016

Driver Coercion Rule Issued

Daniel P. Berth/Transport Topics

Federal regulators last week issued a final rule that prohibits fleets as well as shippers and brokers from coercing truck drivers to violate hours-of-service and other safety regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA Issues Driver Coercion Final Rule

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Federal regulators have issued a final rule that prohibits carriers, shippers and brokers from coercing truck drivers to violate hours-of-service and other safety regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Bill Maintains Restart Suspension, OKs Twin 33s

WASHINGTON — A House appropriations bill unveiled last week could keep the suspended 34-hour restart rule from being reinstated by Sept. 30, and would permit use of twin 33-foot trailers.

May 4, 2015
Business, Safety

NHTSA’s Stability Control Rule Sent to OMB

Liucijus A.Kulikauskas

A rule that would require stability control systems on trucks and buses is a step closer to becoming a reality.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2015

FMCSA Says Enough Examiners Certified as New Medical Rule Becomes Effective

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said they are confident there will be an adequate number of certified medical examiners to administer truck driver physicals when new requirements take effect this week.

May 19, 2014

Trucking to Face New Rules, Continue Road-Funding Push

A new highway finance law, greenhouse-gas emissions standards for commercial vehicles and a mandate for electronic logs to record drivers’ hours of service are some of the issues trucking will face in 2014.

January 6, 2014

Lax Chassis Rule Enforcement Reduces Safety, Truckers Say

Four-year-old intermodal equipment safety rules that were supposed to make chassis safer have failed to accomplish that goal because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t enforcing the law, according to trucking officials.

October 21, 2013

DOT to Cut Daily Reports; Rule Change Could Save Trucking $1.7 Billion a Year

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said his department would formally propose eliminating a requirement that truck drivers file daily inspection reports when they do not find any problems with their vehicles, a decision he said would save the industry $1.7 billion a year.

August 5, 2013