Trucking Regulations

2-Year ELD Delay Proposed in Congress
2-Year ELD Delay Proposed in Congress

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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CSA Scores To Remain Hidden for Now
CSA Scores To Remain Hidden for Now

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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FMCSA Drops Bid to Increase Carrier Insurance
FMCSA Drops Bid to Increase Carrier Insurance

This week the FMCSA announced that it has withdrawn its proposed rulemaking which could have called for an increase in carrier liability insurance.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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ELD Secrets That Every Broker Should Know
ELD Secrets That Every Broker Should Know

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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New Food Safety Rules: Who Will Feel the Pain?
New Food Safety Rules: Who Will Feel the Pain?

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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