Regulations en Fleet Complete acquires BigRoad <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a>Fleet Complete</a> announced its <a>acquisition of </a><a href="" target="_blank">BigRoad</a>, a provider of hours-of-service (HOS) and regulatory compliance solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.</p> <p>Based in Waterloo&rsquo;s tech hub, also known as Canada&rsquo;s Silicon Valley, BigRoad was founded to address the new HOS regulations imposed on the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry. The company said it released one of the first mobile HOS applications, BigRoad Mobile App.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Technology Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:04:00 +0000 214631 at FMCSA to withdraw safety fitness rule <div class="field-deck"> Agency also cancels previously-announced plans to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking in support of its proposed motor carrier safety methodology, which is now scrapping. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) today announced in the federal register that it is withdrawing its <a href="">controversial safety fitness determination (SFD) rulemaking</a> issued in January 2016 and will also cancel plans to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) <a href="">announced back in January</a> to help support the SFD effort.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +0000 214551 at <p>FMCSA&#39;s SFD proposal had come under sharp criticism from several sources, including <a href="">trucking industry organizations</a> and <a href="">members of Congress</a> who included various <a href="" target="_blank">agency reforms</a> in the new highway bill. Specifically called into question was the proposed use of roadside inspection data and computer algorithms to determine if a trucking company is unfit to operate. (<em>Photo courtesy of DOT</em>)</p> ATA calls on HHS to set hair testing standards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Assns. President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:26:00 +0000 214411 at UFSTP lists carriers confirmed for food safety program <div class="field-deck"> Confirmed motor carriers pledge to comply with sanitary food transportation standards shippers will expect under new FDA rule </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TransComply, manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol (UFSTP), has launched at <a href="" target="_blank"></a><a href="">verify</a> of motor carriers that have complied with all the requirements for participation in the program.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:56:00 +0000 214331 at It’s not too soon to prepare for Roadcheck 2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that its annual International <a href="">Roadcheck inspection blitz</a> will be held June 6-8.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:42:00 +0000 214311 at ACT Expo preview: Customers, not regs, drive 'miraculous' truck tech <div class="field-deck"> CARB's 'rose-colored' expectations vs. today's clean diesel, nat-gas powetrains </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Talk of a Trump administration rollback of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan is essentially meaningless, suggests an expert in fuel efficiency programs. Truck buyers clearly want more efficient trucks and, even if EPA backs off the GHG 2 mandate, California is ready and willing to roll out even more stringent requirements of its own.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain Equipment News Regulations Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:54:00 +0000 214261 at Teamsters, OOIDA argue against Mexico trucking program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Even as the Trump administration and some members of Congress look to undo NAFTA, opponents of the trade deal's cross-border trucking program with Mexico got their day in court this week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:31:00 +0000 214231 at <p>OOIDA attorney Paul D. Cullen Jr. argued that FMCSA&#39;s pilot program granted the Mexico-domiciled participants an exemption to U.S. commercial driver&rsquo;s license equivalence, but the exemption should not be extended to the full cross-border program.</p> Trucking regs in limbo: What will emerge, and when? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While some trucking regulations will get a second look under the Trump administration’s regulatory freeze—and some of these might see substantial revision, or even be dropped altogether—major initiatives such as the electronic logging device mandate will likely be implemented on schedule, says a former FMCSA administrator.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:22:00 +0000 213841 at <p>&ldquo;Limbo&rdquo; best describes the state of recent and upcoming federal regulations, with Trump&rsquo;s &ldquo;two-for-one&rdquo; executive order also &ldquo;causing pause&rdquo; in the rulemaking pipeline.</p> Trucking wins: FMCSA drops 2013 restart provisions <div class="field-deck"> Study confirms benefits of restart; 2-night requirement not necessary </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s not that the controversial restart provisions in the July 2013 hours of service rule were bad, they just didn’t provide a significant improvement over the previous (and now proven effective) weekly reset—so they’re officially off the books, according to information posted Thursday by the FMCSA. The good news: Agency research confirmed that the 34-hour restart provides drivers the opportunity for needed sleep time and sleep quality.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:09:00 +0000 213691 at <p>FMCSA research confirmed that the 34-hour restart provides drivers the opportunity for needed sleep time and sleep quality to recover from any acute or cumulative fatigue, and to reduce stress. (<em>Photo courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co.</em>)</p> The regulatory fights trucking expects to face <div class="field-deck"> ATA’s chief executive expects trucking to debate on a wide range of different topics in the coming year, even down to the assignment of radio channels by the FCC. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>To the eye of Chris Spear, president and CEO of the <a href="">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA) trade group, there are a lot of regulatory battles ahead for the industry over the next several years, encompassing everything from developing the protocols governing <a href="">autonomous vehicle operation</a> to fighting against a <a href="">mandate for speed limiters</a>, and making &nbsp;changes to <a href</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:31:00 +0000 213651 at <p>&ldquo;We believe at ATA that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technology is literally 20 to 25 years away. But the debate over how it&rsquo;s going to look and how it&rsquo;s going to feel is happening right now.&rdquo; -ATA President &amp; CEO Chris Spear</p>