Regulations en Landstar downplays chance of capacity crunch over ELDs <div class="field-byline"> Neil Abt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Landstar System said it does not anticipate a significant capacity crunch when the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate takes effect this December, even though 24% of its owner-operators have yet to install the devices.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:39:00 +0000 20071 at Budget showdown: Fiddling while truck safety burns? <div class="node-body blog-body">A looming government shutdown, a massive tax cut, a renewed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Wall: The Trump Administration and Congress have big, big plans to work through this week—but activity is not achievement. And lost in all the political posturing is a much-needed bureaucratic correction that, if not addressed, could undo hard-won truck safety gains.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Running Lights Blog Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:51:00 +0000 20031 at Potholes in the road to self-driving trucks <div class="field-byline"> Neil Abt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Driver training, safety, cybersecurity among topics discussed in FMCSA session </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With nearly daily media reports detailing new breakthroughs of highly automated commercial vehicles (HACVs), it may seem they are almost ready for large-scale use. Yet a public listening session sponsored by the FMCSA illustrated just how many questions remainbefore the technology can become a reality on the nation’s highways.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucker Jobs News Regulations Safety Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:36:00 +0000 20021 at Continental certifies VDO Roadlog ELDs <div class="node-body article-body">Continental has announced that its VDO RoadLog ELD and VDO RoadLog ELD Plus meet compliance requirements for the FMCSA mandate that becomes effective Dec. 18. VDO RoadLog has been self-certified by Continental and is listed on the FMCSA list of registered ELDs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Technology Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:07:00 +0000 19991 at Maintenance, inspection tips for platform trailers <div class="node-body article-body">Good preventive maintenance practices will help keep any trailer, much less flatbed units, up and running for longer productive time periods, so East Manufacturing recently put together a list of general maintenance tips for flatbed and drop deck trailer owners.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Safety Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:00 +0000 19971 at OOIDA pushes back on speed limiters <div class="field-deck"> Group posts video explaining the safety risks of 'elephant races' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the Trump administration’s having put the brakes on federal rulemakings, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is ramping up its own regulatory push back: The small business trucking group has created a video demonstrating the dangers of speed limited trucks.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:23:00 +0000 19851 at Report highlights problems with DOT med cert program <div class="field-byline"> Neil Abt </div> <div class="field-deck"> ATRI survey finds truck drivers are paying higher costs for exams, among other issues </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new report has raised concerns about the costs and quality of medical care for commercial drivers nearly three years after the implementation of a federal mandate aimed at improving the process.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucker Jobs News Regulations Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:01:00 +0000 19841 at <p>AN ATRI poll found more than one-quarter of truck drivers spent 20 minutes or less with medical examiners, with an alarming 6.5% spending 10 minutes or fewer. (Photo courtesy of Office Pride)</p> FMCSA seeks info on autonomous truck tech <div class="node-body article-body">Got some thoughts on autonomous trucks and safety regs? FMCSA will hold a public listening session to gather information and opinions on issues relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of highly automated commercial vehicles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:21:00 +0000 19801 at OOIDA to Supreme Court: ELD mandate violates 4th Amendment <div class="field-deck"> E-log requirement 'equivalent of warrantless surveillance' of truckers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OOIDA is taking its opposition to the electronic logging device mandate to the highest court in the land. The small business trucking group this week filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States, arguing that a federal appeals court was wrong when it ruled that the e-log requirement does not violate Fourth Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:41:00 +0000 19781 at FMCSA adjusts penalty schedule for inflation <div class="node-body article-body">The penalties for violating federal trucking regulations are about to go up again, but not by much. The FMCSA on Wednesday published the 2017 schedule, with an adjustment multiple of 1.01636, or about 0.16%, as set by the White House OMB.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:11:00 +0000 19741 at Thinkstock