Tag Archives: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Daytime Hazmat Hauling Banned in Boston

The City of Boston and hazardous materials industry officials have been squabbling for years over proposed rules that would limit hazmat hauling in the city during daytime hours, when traffic patterns are heaviest. According to a report in Transport Topics, … Continue reading

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FMCSA Eyes Changes in Assessing Truck Crash Accountability

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in an effort to better assess the circumstances that lead to truck accidents, announced that new processes are being studied that will consider more than police accident reports. Transport Topics reported that FMCSA administrator … Continue reading

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NHTSA Pushing Truck Stability Control Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is nearing completion of a proposal that would require heavy-duty tractors to be outfitted with a stability control system. The proposal could ultimately lead to a mandate, which will no doubt spark another debate … Continue reading

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FMCSA Toughens Rules on Sanctioned Carriers, Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently toughened its stance on carriers who know their way around the rules, as well as on those with deep enough pockets that paying fines for repeated offenses isn’t enough to make them change … Continue reading

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TIA Pushes to Reduce Broker Liability in Trucking Accident Cases

In the wake of our recent courtroom win, when an Oregon jury awarded our client a $5.2 million verdict after finding a trucking broker negligent for wrongful hiring, the Transportation Intermediaries Association has launched a campaign to reduce broker liability … Continue reading

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Senate Bill MAP-21 Pushes Trucking Safety Provisions

In a scaled-down transportation bill that targets $109 billion over two years, the U.S. Senate passed MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) by a vote of 74-22. With it comes a number of trucking safety provisions that … Continue reading

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EOBR Rule Delayed; FMCSA Pushes Change to 2012 or 2013

A final rule on mandates that would require interstate trucks to be equipped with electronic onboard recorders will not be issued until late this year or early 2013. According to a report by Transport Topics, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … Continue reading

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ATA Suit Challenges FMCSA Hours-of-Service Reduction

The fight over how many hours per week truckers can be behind the wheel was brought to a federal appeals court on Tuesday, Feb. 14, when American Trucking Associations asked for a review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s … Continue reading

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U.S. DOT Urges Truckers to get Adequate Rest Between Shifts

When the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued new rules late last year, limiting the number of hours that truck drivers can be behind the wheel in any given week, we applauded the decision. Reducing the … Continue reading

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Ferro Urges Stronger Trucking Legislation as Fatalities Soar 18% in 2010

With the revised Hours of Service ruling tied up in hearings, there’s grim news on U.S. trucking fatalities. An estimated 4,000 trucking-related deaths scarred our roads in 2010, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro, who revealed these … Continue reading

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