Trucking Regulations

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Brokers, Shippers, Receivers Must Avoid Driver Coercion

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 the driver. Driver coercion is becoming… Read More

Brokers, Shippers, Receivers Must Avoid Driver Coercion

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 the driver. Former FMCSA inspector John Seidl says that ELDs—with their inflexibility regarding hours of service—could be an additional… Read More

How Will Brokers Know if a Carrier is ELD Compliant?

With the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate just one month away (Dec. 18), 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) system website? The answer is no,… Read More

Why Would Truck Drivers Falsify Logs? It's the Meatloaf, Says Seidl

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 of the ELD… Read More

How Freight Brokers Can Ease ELD Impact

<p>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 mitigate the impact of the ELD mandate on their businesses?</p> Read More

Trucks Without ELDs Won't Be Put Out of Service Until April

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. Thats according to new guidance issued this week by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Read More

Trucking Regulations: What's In? What's Out?

It’s been a busy few months on the regulatory front. Its hard to keep track of which proposed regulations are still moving forward and which have been shelved. Heres an update on some of the regs weve been tracking. Read More

FMCSA Withdraws Sleep Apnea Proposal

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. Read More

ELD Exemption: Truck Year or Engine Year?

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. Read More

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. Read More