Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en 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 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 122691 at http://fleetowner.com Sen. Durbin seeks investigation of FMCSA oversight http://fleetowner.com/regulations/sen-durbin-seeks-investigation-fmcsa-oversight <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A week after praising the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> for acting swiftly to shut down DND International (USDOT No. 1434005) as an imminent hazard, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) is calling on the U.S. Dept. of Transportation&rsquo;s Office of Inspector General to audit FMCSA&rsquo;s oversight of trucking companies with a history of violations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/sen-durbin-seeks-investigation-fmcsa-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/sen-durbin-seeks-investigation-fmcsa-oversight#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:24:00 +0000 122681 at http://fleetowner.com OOIDA seeks delay in medical examination change http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-delay-medical-examination-change <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Saying that the number of certified medical examiners is insufficient, the <a href="http://www.ooida.com/">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn.</a> has called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to delay the requirement that beginning May 21 medical exams must be conducted by a medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-delay-medical-examination-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-delay-medical-examination-change#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:32:00 +0000 122561 at http://fleetowner.com TRB blasts DOT research on truck size/weight reform http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trb-blasts-dot-research-truck-sizeweight-reform <div class="field-deck"> Peer review requested by the agency faults research as "missed opportunity" </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>An initial <a href="http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/TS&amp;WDeskScans.pdf">&ldquo;peer review&rdquo;</a> by a leading private nonprofit research body faults research conducted by the <a href="http://www.dot.gov/">Dept. of Transportation</a> to inform its Comprehensive Truck Size &amp; Weight Limits (CTSW) study as amounting overall to being &ldquo;a missed opportunity.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trb-blasts-dot-research-truck-sizeweight-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trb-blasts-dot-research-truck-sizeweight-reform#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:48:00 +0000 122551 at http://fleetowner.com Let your voice be heard http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/let-your-voice-be-heard <div class="field-deck"> Commenting on proposed rules is easier than ever </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Drumroll, please. It&rsquo;s finally here, a regulation that we have been waiting for&mdash;and waiting for what feels like an eternity.&nbsp; Is the logjam lifting?&nbsp; Are regulations that we as an industry and MAP-21, as a Surface Transportation Bill, have insisted on being developed ultimately moving? It finally appears so, since the drug and alcohol clearinghouse appeared in the Federal Register as a proposed rulemaking seeking comments from the trucking industry on how to proceed forward with what could inevitably make our roads safer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/let-your-voice-be-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/let-your-voice-be-heard#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Silver Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:34:00 +0000 122261 at http://fleetowner.com