Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Biggest crash risk indicators not always addressed by regulations http://fleetowner.com/safety/biggest-crash-risk-indicators-not-always-addressed-regulations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN ANTONIO. Driver personality type, traffic density, and low average speeds are just some of the more accurate indicators of crash risk for heavy trucks yet are metrics rarely covered by trucking regulations &ndash; meaning compliance with rules may not be enough on its own to significantly mitigate crash risks for carriers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/biggest-crash-risk-indicators-not-always-addressed-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/biggest-crash-risk-indicators-not-always-addressed-regulations#comments News Regulations Safety Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:41:00 +0000 123681 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA sheds light on regulatory agenda http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-sheds-light-regulatory-agenda <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN ANTONIO. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) still expects to issue two notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) this year, one requiring speed limiters for vehicles with GVWs over 26,000 lbs. and another establishing insurance standards for trucking companies, with a possible rulemaking effort regarding obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) planned for either later this year or in early 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-sheds-light-regulatory-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-sheds-light-regulatory-agenda#comments News Regulations Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:52:00 +0000 123671 at http://fleetowner.com Report slams FMCSA’s HOS restart field study for extensive research flaws http://fleetowner.com/regulations/report-slams-fmcsa-s-hos-restart-field-study-extensive-research-flaws <div class="field-deck"> ATRI report pokes holes in validity of FMCSA's real-world review of restart provisions </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.atri-online.org/">American Transportation Research Institute</a> (ATRI) has released what it terms its &ldquo;independent evaluation&rdquo; of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s (FMCSA&rsquo;s) recent &ldquo;field study report&rdquo; on the current Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules.&nbsp; ATRI is the not-for-profit research arm of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), trucking&rsquo;s largest lobby.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/report-slams-fmcsa-s-hos-restart-field-study-extensive-research-flaws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/report-slams-fmcsa-s-hos-restart-field-study-extensive-research-flaws#comments Driversmag Archive Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:31:00 +0000 123661 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em><strong>A<strong>T</strong>RI report identified &quot;technical issues&quot; of the FMCSA restart study related to research design flaws and the validity of measurement techniques and interpretations as well as with data conflicts </strong></em></p> UPDATED: CARB may relax compliance for certain fleet types http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types <div class="field-deck"> Proposed changes to be discussed in public hearing this Thursday </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A proposal by the staff of <a href="http://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm">California&rsquo;s Air Resources Board</a> (CARB) would provide &ldquo;lower-cost compliance options&rdquo; for certain types of truck operations as the agency continues the rollout of its strict emission rules for &ldquo;in-use heavy-duty diesel-fueled vehicles.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types#comments Driversmag Archive Fleet Management News Regulations Running Green Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:29:00 +0000 123561 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em>Proposed changes grew out of concern that some fleet owners may be too financially challenged &quot;to make the needed upgrades to comply&rdquo; with CARB&#39;s Truck and Bus rule.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> FMCSA extends comments on drug clearinghouse http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-extends-comments-drug-clearinghouse <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The public will have more time to comment on the proposed drug and alcohol clearinghouse, although not as much time that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was asked to provide. In <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-09143.pdf">a notice posted April 17 at the Office of the Federal Register</a>, FMCSA granted a 30-day extension to the original comment deadline, allowing comments to be filed until May 21.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-extends-comments-drug-clearinghouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-extends-comments-drug-clearinghouse#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:44:00 +0000 123361 at http://fleetowner.com OOIDA seeks comment extension on drug database http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-comment-extension-drug-database <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.ooida.com/">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn.</a> has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to extend the comment period on the proposed drug and alcohol clearinghouse for 60 days. The deadline for comments currently is April 21.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-comment-extension-drug-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-comment-extension-drug-database#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:00 +0000 123231 at http://fleetowner.com NPTC’s Schweitzer offers regulatory/legislative update http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CINCINNATI. One of the highlights of the <a href="http://www.nptc.org/">National Private Truck Council</a> (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition is always the regulatory and legislative update presented by NPTC general counsel, Rick Schweitzer. As 2014 moves into its second quarter, the regulatory and legislative world seems to be moving more slowly or mired down entirely on several fronts. From entry-level driver training requirements to a new carrier safety fitness standard, stalls abound. This is not necessarily all bad news for fleets.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update#comments News Regulations Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:50:00 +0000 123031 at http://fleetowner.com Advisory panel to consider CSA program changes http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A subcommittee of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s <a href="http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee</a> will meet April 29-30 to discuss concepts for changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. MCSAC&rsquo;s CSA subcommittee plans to prepare a letter for the full committee in May.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 123011 at http://fleetowner.com Aljex launches company focused on inspection technology http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-launches-company-focused-inspection-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Aljex Software has launched a separate company focused on inspection technology. <a href="http://www.inspectiondatasystems.com/">Inspection Data Systems</a> (IDS) will develop and market cloud-based transportation equipment inspection solutions for smartphones and tablets, the company said.</p> <p>&ldquo;We see a need in transportation for itemized inspections that can be completed using mobile devices that almost everyone has with results available on the Internet in real time,&rdquo; said Tom Heine, CEO of Aljex. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve formed IDS to meet that need.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-launches-company-focused-inspection-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-launches-company-focused-inspection-technology#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:08:00 +0000 122731 at http://fleetowner.com UPDATED: Report pushes “value-added” tolling http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/updated-report-pushes-value-added-tolling <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Seeking &ldquo;to find common ground on a way forward&rdquo; to fund the estimated trillion-dollar cost of modernizing the Interstate highway system, <a href="http://reason.org/files/value_added_tolling.pdf">a 21-pg &ldquo;policy brief&rdquo;</a> issued by the <a href="http://reason.org/files/value_added_tolling.pdf">Reason Foundation</a> nonprofit think tank puts forth a set of &ldquo;value-added tolling&rdquo; policy proposals.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/updated-report-pushes-value-added-tolling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/updated-report-pushes-value-added-tolling#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Silver Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 122691 at http://fleetowner.com