Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Interest groups aim to head off potential HOS change http://fleetowner.com/regulations/interest-groups-aim-head-potential-hos-change <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Results from a new public opinion survey sponsored by several highway safety-focused interest groups are being used as part of a broader effort to head-off Congressional efforts to increase the allowable work hours for truck drivers from 70 to 82 per week.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/interest-groups-aim-head-potential-hos-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/interest-groups-aim-head-potential-hos-change#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:42:00 +0000 139931 at http://fleetowner.com Spam is dead. Long live spam http://fleetowner.com/regulations/spam-dead-long-live-spam <div class="field-deck"> Canadian law has consequences for U.S. businesses </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Thanking government for anything is just not in my DNA. So speaking on behalf of my email inbox, I&rsquo;d like to give kudos to the Canadian government for the anti-spam legislation it put into effect on July 1. You&rsquo;ve probably heard about the Canadian Anti-Spam Law. It applies to commercial electronic messages sent to or from computers and devices in Canada.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/spam-dead-long-live-spam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/spam-dead-long-live-spam#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Silver Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:51:00 +0000 139471 at http://fleetowner.com A star behind the wheel http://fleetowner.com/safety/star-behind-wheel <div class="field-deck"> All-Stars exemplify what it means to be a private fleet truck driver </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In conjunction with its annual National Safety Conference, NPTC is pleased to recognize a unique group of some of the nation&rsquo;s top private fleet drivers.&nbsp; They are recognized as such by being selected as an NPTC National Driver All-Star.&nbsp; The program, which is now in its fifth year, is sponsored by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">International Trucks</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/navistar-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> Inc.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/star-behind-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/star-behind-wheel#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:48:00 +0000 139461 at http://fleetowner.com Putting the drive in driver training http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-drive-driver-training <div class="field-deck"> Any entry-level driver training rule needs to include time behind the wheel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s hard to believe that October is already here, and as those of us with children prepare to go trick-or-treating, many truck drivers are dreading their encounter with snow on their next cross-country trip. Preparing and training drivers for winter driving takes a lot more than watching back-to-back episodes of Ice Road Truckers. I think every reader can agree that the most prepared drivers are the ones who are inevitably the best trained.&nbsp; Watching past episodes of reality television, as entertaining as that may be, is not going to cut it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-drive-driver-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-drive-driver-training#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 139451 at http://fleetowner.com Pulling the plug http://fleetowner.com/regulations/pulling-plug <div class="field-deck"> FMCSA should stop publishing carriers’ CSA scores </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>One of the biggest controversies in trucking over the past four years has been the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s decision to make public motor carriers&rsquo; performance in most of the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) under the Safety Measurement System (SMS). SMS is the heart of FMCSA&rsquo;s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/pulling-plug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/pulling-plug#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Silver Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:31:00 +0000 139411 at http://fleetowner.com ATRI again finds hours-of-service rules top concern http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-again-finds-hours-service-rules-top-concern <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN DIEGO.&nbsp; Hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers has repeated as the No. 1 concern in the <a href="http://www.atri-online.org">American Transportation Research Institute</a>&rsquo;s annual survey of critical issues facing the trucking industry. As usual, ATRI released the survey results in conjunction with the American Trucking Assns. annual meeting. ATRI is a not-for-profit affiliate of ATA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-again-finds-hours-service-rules-top-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-again-finds-hours-service-rules-top-concern#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:09:00 +0000 138921 at http://fleetowner.com Graves pushes Congress to reaffirm commitment to highways http://fleetowner.com/regulations/graves-pushes-congress-reaffirm-commitment-highways <div class="field-deck"> New poll shows strong support among U.S. citizens for transportation infrastructure improvements and strong resistance to paying for them </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN DIEGO. Congress must recognize that investing in the nation&rsquo;s infrastructure has become critical and that it must somehow raise the money to do it, the president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns. said Monday.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/graves-pushes-congress-reaffirm-commitment-highways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/graves-pushes-congress-reaffirm-commitment-highways#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:37:00 +0000 138901 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA eyes ‘alternative compliance’ for motor carriers http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-eyes-alternative-compliance-motor-carriers <div class="field-deck"> Agency to look into whether carriers should get credit for adopting technologies or advanced safety programs </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN DIEGO. The <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> is mulling over the possibility of giving motor carriers regulatory flexibility or other benefits if their safety efforts go beyond minimum requirements, the agency&rsquo;s chief safety officer said Oct. 5.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-eyes-alternative-compliance-motor-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-eyes-alternative-compliance-motor-carriers#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:54:00 +0000 138751 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA to recruit fleets for wireless-inspection testing http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-recruit-fleets-wireless-inspection-testing <div class="field-deck"> Truck operations meeting certain criteria will be sought by early 2015 for field-operation test </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/roadside-inspections-fly">long-running examination</a> of conducting vehicle and driver inspections wirelessly moves to an important new phase next year.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s when the agency and its partners plan to kick off a field operation test (FOT) of wireless roadside inspection (WRI) technology in five Southeastern states using up to 1,000 commercial trucks and buses running in normal day-to-day operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-recruit-fleets-wireless-inspection-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-recruit-fleets-wireless-inspection-testing#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:10:00 +0000 138631 at http://fleetowner.com <p><strong><em>Truck operations meeting certain criteria will be sought by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early next year for field-operation testing of wirelress inspections in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee</em></strong></p> OOIDA says safety data lacking from cross-border trucking pilot http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-says-safety-data-lacking-cross-border-trucking-pilot <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.ooida.com/">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association</a> (OOIDA) is expressing major concerns about the lack of what the group calls &ldquo;statistically lacking&rdquo; safety data on Mexican motor carriers following the conclusion of the three year U.S.-Mexico cross border long haul trucking pilot program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-says-safety-data-lacking-cross-border-trucking-pilot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-says-safety-data-lacking-cross-border-trucking-pilot#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:27:00 +0000 138481 at http://fleetowner.com Photo courtesy of CBP