Fraudulent and Misleading Marketing to New FMCSA Applicants

  Aggressive and misleading marketing, this is not the first time we have written about this subject and looks like it won't be our last.   For anyone who has applied for a DOT or MC, MX, or FF operating authority it is likely you have been bombarded with phone calls, faxes and emails from [...]

Speed Limiting Mandates Pass Regulatory Roadblocks in US

A potential new rule in the United States which would require heavy-duty trucks to use speed limiters while operating has passed the preliminary stages for policy-making. The new rule will be finalized likely within the next few weeks and will then soon be put into practice later in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety [...]

New study shows the perils of drowsy driving for trucks

A recent report from Governors Highway Safety Association published new findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which estimated that fatalities or injuries caused by drowsy or tired drivers in the United States have a combined ‘societal cost’ of approximately $109 billion. That estimated cost doesn’t even include property damage. This new information, as [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00September 1st, 2016|Drivers, Tid bits, trucking, United States|

FMCSA considers closer look at crash accountability

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to test out a new program which would determine the statistics of how preventable less serious or less complicated truck crashes are. Using the information gathered from this experimental program could help the FMCSA to decide how to set policies for removing certain types of “non-preventable” crashes [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00July 26th, 2016|trucking|

FMCSA Says Seat Belts Use Required

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new rule changing the seat belt rule for all occupants of  a large commercial truck.  The FMCSA says seat belt use will be required for all passengers of large commercial trucks  whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.  [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00June 23rd, 2016|trucking, United States, US Regulations|

New online Unified Registration Systems in effect beginning Sept 2016

Starting September 30, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will require all trucking companies to file all registration data online instead of through paper forms or faxes. Trucking companies will only be able to use the online Unified Registration Systems (URS) database to apply or update records after the deadline. The new [...]

2016-12-13T19:26:55+00:00May 27th, 2016|trucking, United States, US Regulations|

CVSA changes some out-of-service criteria

With Roadcheck 2016 just around the corner, it’s a good time to remember that the CVSA has implemented changes to North American Standard  Out-of-Service  Criteria  (OOSC).  These changes came into effect April 1, 2016.   A quick recap of  new OOS elements are as follows: -Medical requirements for Canadian drivers, license class 5 or G holders who [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00May 12th, 2016|Tid bits, trucking|

New ELD Mandate for Anti-Harassment

The United States Department of Transportation recently made some changes to the way motor carriers and truck operators interact, specifically concerning the usage of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). These changes are meant to help reinforce the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) previous rules from 2014 about anti-harassment from motor carriers towards truck operators using [...]

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