Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Why do we need more efficient trucks, anyway? http://fleetowner.com/running-green/why-do-we-need-more-efficient-trucks-anyway <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The trucking industry has a right to ask – why do we need the current regulatory push towards more efficient trucks? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/why-do-we-need-more-efficient-trucks-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/why-do-we-need-more-efficient-trucks-anyway#comments News Regulations Running Green Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:32:00 +0000 154491 at http://fleetowner.com New bill seeks DOT approval for alternative drug screen for truckers http://fleetowner.com/regulations/new-bill-seeks-dot-approval-alternative-drug-screen-truckers <div class="field-deck"> Trucking groups back hair testing legislation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new bill to recognize hair testing as an alternative pre-employment screen and random drug check for truck drivers is being praised by trucking industry groups and some carriers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/new-bill-seeks-dot-approval-alternative-drug-screen-truckers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/new-bill-seeks-dot-approval-alternative-drug-screen-truckers#comments News Regulations Safety Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:49:00 +0000 154391 at http://fleetowner.com Bill introduced to block CSA scores from public view http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bill-introduced-block-csa-scores-public-view <div class="field-deck"> 'Safety advocate' wants improvements in data, analysis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A Pennsylvania congressman has re-introduced legislation that would block trucking company safety scores from public view. Of note: He has previously been recognized as a “Highway Safety Hero” by a group that’s often critical of the trucking industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bill-introduced-block-csa-scores-public-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bill-introduced-block-csa-scores-public-view#comments News Regulations Safety Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:56:00 +0000 154381 at http://fleetowner.com Advisory panel to focus on alternative compliance http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-focus-alternative-compliance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will meet March 30-31 to discuss the potential benefits and feasibility of “voluntary compliance,” or ways to credit carriers and drivers who initiate and establish programs that promote safety beyond the federal regulatory standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-focus-alternative-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-focus-alternative-compliance#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:20:00 +0000 154251 at http://fleetowner.com There’s an app for that: CSA data now available for mobile devices http://fleetowner.com/regulations/there-s-app-csa-data-now-available-mobile-devices <div class="field-deck"> ATA calls app ‘reckless,’ wants it removed </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Even as the trucking industry, outside auditors and now Congress question the reliability and effectiveness of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making its carrier data more readily accessible to the public.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/there-s-app-csa-data-now-available-mobile-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/there-s-app-csa-data-now-available-mobile-devices#comments News Regulations Safety Technology Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:27:00 +0000 154111 at http://fleetowner.com TomTom’s Hours of Service: electronic log app for efficient compliance http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-s-hours-service-electronic-log-app-efficient-compliance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TomTom Telematics has launched its new Hours of Service application, designed to make it easy for any organization to comply with DOT driver log regulations, and to better plan dispatching and routing based on real-time information.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-s-hours-service-electronic-log-app-efficient-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-s-hours-service-electronic-log-app-efficient-compliance#comments Equipment News Regulations Technology Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:04:00 +0000 154091 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA still seeking volunteers for restart study http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-still-seeking-volunteers-restart-study <div class="field-deck"> Qualified drivers can earn $2,000 for participating </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues to recruit truck drivers and carriers who are willing to participate in a Driver Restart Study to be led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-still-seeking-volunteers-restart-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-still-seeking-volunteers-restart-study#comments News Regulations Safety Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:57:00 +0000 153851 at http://fleetowner.com DataQs suit to proceed after judge denies FMCSA motion to dismiss http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dataqs-suit-proceed-after-judge-denies-fmcsa-motion-dismiss <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A federal court challenge over inaccurate information in the government’s record of truck driver violations will continue, OOIDA reported last week after a judge ruled in the association's favor regarding its DataQs lawsuit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dataqs-suit-proceed-after-judge-denies-fmcsa-motion-dismiss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dataqs-suit-proceed-after-judge-denies-fmcsa-motion-dismiss#comments News Regulations Safety Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:04:00 +0000 153751 at http://fleetowner.com Cause for concern http://fleetowner.com/safety/cause-concern <div class="field-deck"> Accuracy is set aside as cost to provide data trumps all </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last winter Alexandria, VA, experienced an ice storm that certainly took its toll on many of the neighborhood trees around my house, including the one that seemed to land directly on top of my home. Luckily for me, I had insurance and the damage was minimal to the roof itself&mdash;only a few shingles broken and out of place, but zero structural damage and no leaks so everything stayed dry. That being said, when the time came to fix my roof, I did so even though I knew it was a cost that was hard to incur at the time, even with a deductible.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/cause-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/cause-concern#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:27:00 +0000 153711 at http://fleetowner.com Scientist-activists call for 40% improvement in truck fuel economy http://fleetowner.com/regulations/scientist-activists-call-40-improvement-truck-fuel-economy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Citing “years of non-regulation and slow investment,” the Union of Concerned Scientists has called for “strong federal standards” for heavy-duty truck fuel economy, with a goal of cutting fuel consumption by at least 40%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/scientist-activists-call-40-improvement-truck-fuel-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/scientist-activists-call-40-improvement-truck-fuel-economy#comments Equipment Fuel News Regulations Running Green Technology Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:05:00 +0000 153341 at http://fleetowner.com