There’s more to compliance than just the cost of doing business. While accounting, payroll, or expense mistakes might cost someone a job, problems with compliance could put an entire company out of business. As regulations become more expansive, fleets are increasingly trying to find new ways to handle the burdensome level of meeting and tracking … Read moreHow Are Third-Party Companies Helping Fleets Handle Compliance?
Back in 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a new truck-safety monitoring effort called the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. This program was designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency’s efforts in addressing motor carrier safety issues. This FMCSA compliance program is intended to improve safety monitoring, carrier evaluation … Read moreWhat Is The Compliance, Safety and Accountability Program?
We’ve promised continued reporting on new rules and regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to release this year. Last week we reported on the speed limiter mandate. This week we pivot to the safety determination rule which is tentatively scheduled for June publication. While a speed limiter mandate is a bit … Read moreWhat is the Safety Fitness Determination Rule?
The day we reported on the successful rollback of the hours of service rule, President Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 into law. With the passage of this bill, two crucial pieces of the hours of service rule were suspended: The rule that a driver’s 34-hour restart include two 1 … Read moreWhat’s Next for Hours of Service?
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
On November 26 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it is seeking input from the trucking industry regarding newly proposed rules to raise the liability insurance minimum. The Agency’s Perspective The current minimum of $750,000 was set in 1985 and does not “adequately cover catastrophic crashes,” the agency says. They claim that … Read moreFMCSA Asking for Input on Proposed Insurance Increase Rule
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