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The 34-hour restart, established through the Restart
Provision in 2002, is in jeopardy with the possibility of being revoked. Learn
more about this issue here.
Work Zone Awareness Week 2016 has officially kicked off. Learn more about this
initiative and the history behind it here.
Learn about the new FMCSA regulation that prohibits
driver coercion and institutes penalties.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a delay to the Unified Registration System (URS), along with a phased implementation.
Consider how you can reduce your exposures before and after a crash and monitor driver compliance to avoid predicaments like this.
Get guidance on safety measures for your business to stay compliant with FMCSA rules and regulations.
As competition among transportation freight intermediaries stiffens, third-party logistics (3PLs) providers are increasingly agreeing to take on risks that may be uninsurable under the carrier’s insurance policy.
The nine-month Longshoreman labor dispute on the West Coast may have ended but the effects of the slowdown will last for weeks and possibly months to come.
Recent confusion surrounding changes to motor carrier registrations (UCR) has triggered a number of solicitations with misleading information regarding general motor carrier compliance and biennial registration requirements to carriers. These threatening solicitations are not in collaboration with FMCSA and some appear to be outright fraud.
Drivers are injured at a rate three times that of employees in all other industries, with the leading cause being slips, trips and falls. Many factors can contribute to these injuries including slick surfaces from inclement weather, substandard footwear, and physical exertion from carrying objects or lack of driver training.
Driver turnover has remained above 90 percent for large truckload carriers for 11 consecutive quarters, and recently hit an annualized rate of 97 percent in the third quarter of 2014. Indications of an improving US economy negatively impact driver turnover rates as competition from high paying industries such as construction and energy to attrac
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has adopted new regulations for commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) drivers who have submitted a current medical examiners certificate to the State Driver’s License Agency (SDLA).
In the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, Congress directed FMCSA to conduct a commercial truck driver restart study.
Regulations for motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers will be updated and the FMCSA is looking for your input on these amendments by February 26, 2015.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of law enforcement officer injuries and an increasing cost to many departments. A recent study identified areas of fleet safety improvement that can help reduce safety and performance.
The spending bill recently approved by Congress and signed by the President included a provision that suspends enforcement of a portion of the hours of service rules that were enacted in July of 2013.
Owner operator agreements have changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Agreements once considered sealed with handshake are now replaced by detailed, thoroughly vetted contracts.
Safe driving is a year round goal and during the holiday season it is important to remain focused on roadway safety. Inclement weather can cause unsafe driving conditions and slippery walkways, not to mention the added traffic from unsafe, distracted and intoxicated drivers.
It is now peak season for cargo theft. Recent data shows Texas is the worst state in the nation for these thefts, followed by California, Georgia, Florida and Illinois. Of particular interest is significant rise in cargo theft that involves the driver.
The transportation industry is vulnerable to scams from astute criminals who have a basic understanding of industry terminology and business exposures. Logistics companies are exposed even more during the busy holiday shipping season as the need for delivering goods is critical.
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