FMCSA

By John Schulz · July 12, 2016
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding a two-year Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pilot program that would allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes stricken from their record.
By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
Regardless of capacity, pricing, or the economy, trucking industry regulations are never far from the freight transportation limelight. That is especially evident when it comes to the federally mandated hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. As usual, the current state of HOS remains somewhat fluid. And the reason for that has to do with legislation coming from the Senate Transportation Appropriations legislation that is currently being considered by the Senate.
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By Cheryl Murphy · March 9, 2016
Trucking regulations are once again front and center for carriers and shippers and are making an immediate impact on carrier costs, capacity, rates, and relations between shippers and carriers. During this webcast—co-presented by Logistics Management and NASSTRAC—our expert panel brings shippers up-to-date on the state of trucking regulations and how these rules are impacting carrier costs, capacity and rates.
By LM Staff · March 8, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday reversed its changes made in December to its Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program, as per the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act that called for changes to improve transparency in the FMCSA’s oversight activity.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2016
Even through improvements in rule's language from its introduction are apparent, questions remain about how it will be specifically enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
By Jeff Berman · December 7, 2015
Upon the signing of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law late last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced changes it made to its Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program, as per the FAST Act that called for changes to improve transparency in the FMCSA’s oversight activity.
By John D. Schulz · July 28, 2014
Anne Ferro, a ferocious advocate for greater truck safety and a constant thorn to truck drivers and some unsafe trucking fleets, says she is leaving as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. No successor has been immediately named.
By Jeff Berman · June 19, 2014
Since the new motor carrier driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations took effect in July 2013, there has been more than a little bit of subsequent criticism aimed at these revised regulations, specifically its restart provision.
By John Schulz · March 28, 2014
Following its mid-March proposal to mandate usage of electronic logging devices (ELDs) in commercial trucks, which was largely endorsed by large carrier companies and shippers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, entitled “Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents” in the Federal Register.
By Mike Regan · February 14, 2014
The FMCSA is committed to getting unsafe truckers off the road, and Administrator Ferro has, in essence, put shippers on notice. Stop playing Russian Roulette with trucks! If your company uses even one unsafe carrier, and something bad happens, your company will pay a price and (in the words of Administrator Ferro) be “held accountable.”
By Jeff Berman · February 4, 2014
A report issued this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for various changes to the much maligned Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.
By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2014
Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) formally rolled out its new trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations, and in advance of their debut really, there has been and remains a large amount of differing opinions about why these rules were needed, if they really took into account the day-to-day travails of trucking, and, of course, the safety reasons that came with these new rules.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2013
There has been no shortage of feedback from shippers and carriers regarding the new changes to the motor carrier hours-of-service regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued in July.
By Mike Regan · September 18, 2013
These short 5 questions address the business basics, or essential questions that a shipper should be able to answer for every carrier they use.
By LM Staff · September 9, 2013
Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in a Federal Register notice that guidelines based on the national transportation bill—Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)—regarding FMCSA jurisdiction for anyone acting as a broker or freight forwarder are set to take effect on October 1.

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