Regulations en Trump (hearts) Trucks: ATA, drivers visit White House <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Members of the American Trucking Associations, along with a contingent of America&rsquo;s Road Team Captains, visited the White House Thursday for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Regulations Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:33:00 +0000 19371 at <p>John Lex, a driver for Walmart Transportation, hosted President Trump in the &quot;Share the Road&quot; Mack Trucks tractor brought to the White House event. (<em>Photo courtesy of ATA</em>)</p> FMCSA pulls the plug on new safety fitness ratings <div class="node-body article-body">FMCSA has announced that it is withdrawing its controversial safety fitness determination (SFD) rulemaking issued in January 2016 and will also cancel plans to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to help support the SFD effort.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:22:00 +0000 19351 at ATA calls for hair testing standards <div class="node-body article-body">In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Assns. President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:28:00 +0000 19331 at Worst Trucker in the World: U.S. Government edition <div class="node-body blog-body">The Worst Trucker in the World is back, bigger and badder than ever—because the latest recipient of the dishonor is a fleet run by the U.S. government. And, despite management issues that would warrant an FMCSA intervention, the fleet is still rolling. Indeed business is booming, so to speak.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Running Lights Running Lights Blog Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:27:00 +0000 19291 at Regs outlook: Doing 'homework,' getting government 'out of the way' <div class="node-body article-body">To the eye of ATA CEO Chris Spear, there are a lot of regulatory battles ahead for the industry, encompassing everything from developing the protocols governing autonomous vehicle operation to fighting against a mandate for speed limiters, and making changes to Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) rules, such as removing the trailer mandate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:51:00 +0000 19191 at <p>&ldquo;We believe at ATA that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technology is literally 20 to 25 years away. But the debate over how it&rsquo;s going to look and how it&rsquo;s going to feel is happening right now.&rdquo; -ATA President &amp; CEO Chris Spear</p> Trucking regs in limbo: What will emerge, and when? <div class="node-body gallery-body">While some trucking regulations will get a second look under the Trump administration’s regulatory freeze—and some of these might see substantial revision, or even be dropped altogether—major initiatives such as the electronic logging device mandate will likely be implemented on schedule, says a former FMCSA administrator.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:44:00 +0000 19161 at Roadcheck set for June 6-8, to target cargo securement <div class="node-body article-body">Strap it down right and tight, driver. With a focus on cargo securement, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:39:00 +0000 19131 at Truckers win: FMCSA drops 2013 restart provisions <div class="field-deck"> Study confirms benefits of restart, but 2-night requirement not necessary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s not that the controversial restart provisions in the July 2013 hours of service rule were bad, they just didn’t provide a significant improvement over the previous (and now proven effective) weekly reset—so they’re officially off the books, according to information posted Thursday by the FMCSA. The good news: Agency research confirmed that the 34-hour restart provides drivers the opportunity for needed sleep time and sleep quality.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucker Jobs News Regulations Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:42:00 +0000 19101 at EEOC sues carrier for ‘failure to accommodate’ PTSD service dog <div class="field-deck"> Trucking company, federal agency have a contentious history </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges CRST Expedited Inc. violated federal law when it failed to accommodate, refused to hire and retaliated against a job candidate because he used a service dog. EEOC filed the disability discrimination lawsuit March 2.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Regulations Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:44:00 +0000 19061 at <p>&quot;The use of a trained service dog can be a reasonable accom&shy;modation,&rdquo; said Gregory Gochanour, EEOC regional attorney for the Chicago District. &ldquo;Employers must provide reasonable accommodations to an employee with a disability.&quot; &nbsp;</p> Thinkstock FMCSA compliance chief on ELD transition: Make sure you're doing these things <div class="node-body article-body">With the Dec. 2017 "due date" for using electronic logging devices, or ELDs about nine months out, Joe DeLorenzo, director of FMCSA's Office of Compliance and Enforcement, has advice and a few requests for carriers during this potentially confusing run-up to the deadline.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucker Jobs News Regulations Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:53:00 +0000 19041 at