Aug 15

It’s been a busy few months on the regulatory front. It's hard to keep track of which proposed regulations are still moving forward and which have been shelved. Here's an update on some of the regs we've been tracking.

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Aug 09

This week the FMCSA withdrew an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which could have dramatically increased the number of truck drivers referred for sleep apnea testing.

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1 Aug 04

The FMCSA recently clarified that it's the age of the engine, not the age of the truck, that counts toward an exemption from the ELD mandate.

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123 Jul 19

Truckers will have until 2019 to install electronic logging devices (ELD) if newly proposed legislation becomes law. The ELD Extension Act was submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by Rep. Brian Babin (R, Texas) who announced the bill today.

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Jul 05

This week the National Academy of Sciences released its long-awaited study of the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) program. The report makes recommendations for improving the way FMCSA uses its data to assign safety rankings to carriers, and it recommends that the FMCSA study the impact of returning CSA scores to public view.

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3 Jun 06

This week the FMCSA announced that it has withdrawn its proposed rulemaking which could have called for an increase in carrier liability insurance.
That's good news for both carriers and brokers, because a steep increase in insurance requirements would have added extra costs at a time when many carriers are wondering how they're gone to pay for electronic logging devices required by December 18.

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10 May 19

I've been an owner-operator for six years, and I was a company driver before that. I have built great relationships with freight brokers, and we share advice and tips to be successful in the spot freight market. I think that most brokers don't realize what a huge impact ELDs will have on their business, starting only seven months from now. Here's what you need to know.

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Apr 11

Here are five new regulations that freight brokers should be aware of—either because they apply to brokers directly, or because the rules will have an impact on truckload capacity.

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Mar 29

New rules regarding the safe transportation of food will go into effect April 6 for large carriers, brokers and shippers. The new rules, set by the FDA, are intended to keep food safe from contamination during transportation. See if your company must comply this year, or if you have one more year to comply.

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8 Mar 24

The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) has been postponed, as of this week. Brokers are disappointed that they still won't have a clear guideline to help select safe carriers. The carriers themselves wanted to kill the rule, because the guidelines were based on safety data that carriers consider to be badly flawed.

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