Posted: 15 Nov, 2017 by Pat Pitz

The Driver Coercion rule, which took effect in January 2016, prohibits coercing a driver to violate federal motor carrier regulations. One unique aspect of the rule is that it not only applies to carriers coercing one of its drivers, but also to brokers, shippers and receivers who have contact with ...

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Posted: 13 Nov, 2017 by Pat Pitz

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is coming up fast, on Dec. 18, and freight brokers may be wondering how they will know if a carrier is ELD compliant.  For example, could a broker see if a carrier is ELD compliant by looking at the FMCSA's Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER...

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Posted: 27 Oct, 2017 by Peggy Dorf

Why would a truck driver falsify time logs? According to industry consultant John Seidl of Reliance Partners, one answer is "meatloaf." Seidl, a former FMCSA investigator and MCSAP inspector, revealed this and other insights at the DAT User Conference, where he spoke about the potential impact ...

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Posted: 18 Sep, 2017 by Pat Pitz

The start date of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is now just 3 months away. And although authorities won't place trucks out of service until April for running without an ELD, trucks may receive citations for not having one by the mandate deadline of Dec. 18. So how can freight brokers m...

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Posted: 30 Aug, 2017 by Pat Pitz

Although the ELD mandate will still begin on Dec. 18, trucks will not be placed out of service for not having an ELD until April 1, 2018. That's according to new guidance issued this week by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

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Posted: 15 Aug, 2017 by Pat Pitz

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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