Trucking Regulations

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MC Numbers Going Away, But Not In January

The FMCSA announced that it will again delay implementation of its Unified Registration System (URS), which will do away with MC numbers. The final stage of URS implementation was scheduled to begin January 14, 2017. FMCSA will announce a revised schedule in January. Read More

Brokers Concerned About ELDs Too

As of this week, the ELD mandate is one year away. And it's not just carriers who are concerned. Brokers worry that the ELD mandate will lead to reduced capacity and will take a bite out of profit margins. Read More

Overtime Rules Stall, as Court Slams on the Brakes

Ten days before the start date of sweeping new overtime rules, a U.S. District Court granted a preliminary injunction that puts the new rules on hold — at least for now. Read More

ELD Outlook is Still Cloudy

Got questions about how to stay compliant with the upcoming ELD mandate? You’re not the only one. At the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference last month, FMCSA’s top management fielded questions about ELDs from a packed audience. Read More

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

New overtime rules set to take effect on Dec. 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to delay the rules for six months. Learn how the new rules will affect your business. Read More

Brake Inspection Blitz Happening This Week

This week, law enforcement across North America will be conducting brake inspections. Similar inspection blitzes in the past have led to higher freight rates. Read More

New Trailers are Going to Cost You More

Got some trailers that need replacing? Prices for new ones are probably going to jump up soon. Phase 2 of the federal government’s greenhouse gas mandates are now in effect, and trailer manufacturers are the first ones affected. Read More

New Trailers are Going to Cost More

Got some trailers that need replacing? Prices for new ones are probably going to jump up soon. Phase 2 of the federal government’s greenhouse gas mandates are now in effect, and trailer manufacturers are the first ones affected. Starting in 2018, new trailers will have to meet new standards that include updated tire technologies and aerodynamic systems. The requirements are aimed at increasing fuel economy and lowering greenhouse gas… Read More

End of MC Numbers Delayed, Again

Today the FMCSA announced that it will again delay implementation of its Unified Registration System (URS). This new registration system will do away with MC numbers, relying on USDOT numbers as the sole identifier for carriers, brokers and other entities required to register with the FMCSA. Read More

New Overtime Rules "A Slap in the Face" to Freight Brokers

Employers have just six months to comply with new overtime rules from the U.S. Department of Labor. The new rules will make millions of currently-exempt employees eligible for overtime. See how the new rules are causing havoc at one freight brokerage. Read More