Trucking Regulations

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Highway Bill: Good News, Bad News for Brokers

The recently-passed $305 billion highway funding bill provides stable transportation funding for the next five years. It also contains a number of new trucking regulations that will affect both carriers and brokers. See what new rules did and did not make it into the final version of the bill. Read More

Highway Bill: Good News, Bad News for Brokers

After relying on a series of short-term extensions to fund our nation’s highways, the House and Senate have passed a 5-year, $305 billion highway funding bill. Today it is on its way to the president to sign. In addition to providing a stable source of funding for transportation projects, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act contains a number of new regulations. Here are elements of the bill that will interest… Read More

Flaw in Highway Bill Would Hurt Small Carriers

A new highway funding bill has passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate, but the House version has a major flaw that would pose huge problems for small carriers and owner-operators. The bill includes a new carrier hiring standard, but an oversight would disqualify 83% of carriers from getting hired. Read More

Carrier Hiring Standard Survives in House’s Highway Bill—With One Flaw

The National Carrier Hiring Standard survived in the House of Representatives’ six-year transportation reauthorization bill, which passed the House last Thursday. While brokers may find reason to celebrate the inclusion of the carrier hiring standard in the House bill, there remains one flaw. Read More

MC Numbers Going Away—But Not So Soon

<p>Two days before the scheduled start date of the new Unified Registration System (URS), the FMCSA announced that it will delay implementation of key elements of the program by nearly a year. Originally set to take effect October 23, 2015, FMCSA has pushed ahead most of the effective dates to September 30, 2016.</p> Read More

5 New Regulations Brokers Can’t Ignore

<p>There are slew of regulatory issues on the horizon that will affect freight brokerage businesses, either directly or indirectly. Here are five regulations currently working their way through the system—and why brokers should care.</p> Read More

Goodbye, MC Numbers. Hello, Unified Registration System.

Docket numbers, including MC numbers, are being discontinued. Beginning October 23, only USDOT numbers will be used to identify transportation and logistics companies in the new Unified Registration System, a single clearinghouse for information on motor carriers. What does this mean for your company? Read More

How to Get Your Operating Authority

<p>Thinking about starting your own business? There are a lot of upfront costs associated with getting your motor carrier authority, not to mention the maze of regulations. To help you decide whether or not to take the plunge, I’ve listed some of the hoops you’ll have to jump through to give you an idea of what it’ll cost to start your own trucking company.</p> Read More

HOS Rules Cost Drivers Billions in Wages

The Hours of Service rules that were in effect in 2013 and 2014 hurt trucking companies economically, with fleet productivity reduced by 3% to 5%, and drivers losing from $1.6 billion to $3.9 billion in wages. A recent study by the American Transportation Research Institute now suggests that the rules also had a negative impact on safety. Read More

TIA Calls For Removal of CSA Scores

For years, carrier groups have opposed the online publication of CSA scores. Now, freight brokers are also calling for the removal of CSA scores from public view. Adding fuel to the fire is FMCSA’s release of a mobile app that makes it even easier for the public to view CSA scores. Read More