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An August Regulatory And Enforcement Update From Washington For Trucking

The trucking landscape has been changing, both from within and through regulatory action taken on the outside. As enforcement actions change, part of our job is to keep you informed on anything that could impact the industry we all know and love. This month’s regulatory update from Washington is no less full of intriguing information … Read moreAn August Regulatory And Enforcement Update From Washington For Trucking

Welcome To Trucking’s New Classroom – Entry-Level Driver Training – ELDT

FMCSA published an entry-level driver training (ELDT) on February 6th 2017 but it will be followed by a 3-year grace period, allowing trucking companies time to adjust to the new training requirements. The new core requirements establish training standards that govern both core classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training requirements. FMCSA-Approved There will also be a … Read moreWelcome To Trucking’s New Classroom – Entry-Level Driver Training – ELDT

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule For New Truck Drivers

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released the final rule on the Entry-Level Driver Training rule. The rule essentially establishes a core curriculum that new truck drivers will be required to learn. They will also be required to go through 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Finally, the rule outlines a minimum level of qualification for instructors, … Read moreEntry-Level Driver Training Rule For New Truck Drivers

Trucking Braces for New Environmental Protection Agency Regulations

As the administration continues to focus on efforts to combat climate change, President Obama has added emission rules for big-rigs to the agenda. Some time ago, the president gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the go-ahead to develop new rules designed to improve fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions for heavy-duty trucks. Now the industry … Read moreTrucking Braces for New Environmental Protection Agency Regulations

Trucking Update from Washington

Congress met on April 29th to discuss issues affecting truck drivers and the trucking industry. The title of the hearing was The Future of Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Technology, Safety Initiatives, and the Role of Federal Regulation. The congressional hearing covered everything from hours of service to CSA scores to entry-level driver training. Owner-Operator Independent … Read moreTrucking Update from Washington

How Prevalent is Truck Driver Harassment?

As the use of electronic logs increased last year, complaints of truck driver harassment have been increasing. Additionally, changing regulations have created an environment where fleet managers and truck drivers are constantly trying to adjust to changing policies. Late last year the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) commissioned a study to determine if truck … Read moreHow Prevalent is Truck Driver Harassment?

The Speed Limiter Mandate Debate

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has published its monthly update on what the rule making landscape is going to look like in 2015. It’s been no secret that the agency has continually pushed out dates for proposed rules, despite assurances that they’re in the “final stages.” Looks like this year will be no different. There … Read moreThe Speed Limiter Mandate Debate

The Hours of Service Rule is Successfully Rolled Back

Congress’ 11th hour Hail Mary pass to avoid a government shutdown not only kept Uncle Sam’s doors open, but also successfully rolled back the hours of service regulation for truck drivers. As we reported last week, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine had inserted language into the government spending bill to suspend the requirement that … Read moreThe Hours of Service Rule is Successfully Rolled Back

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) or E-Log Debate Heats Up

With the release of a new report showing that the use of an electronic logging device (ELD), or e-log, does not promote driver harassment, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) has drawn new battle lines in an old war. The New Rules On March 13, 2014 the FMCSA released proposed rule changes that would … Read moreElectronic Logging Device (ELD) or E-Log Debate Heats Up

The Backbone of Our Country: Why the Trucking Industry Matters to the United States Military

One look and research of this organization – the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, also simply known as the OOIDA – and you may notice that the trucking industry, logistics and distribution, may be much more than just some drivers transporting cargo from point A to B. While that’s important from a corporate aspect, undoubtedly, … Read moreThe Backbone of Our Country: Why the Trucking Industry Matters to the United States Military


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