Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en CSA compliance critical, says McLeod trucking panel http://fleetowner.com/safety/csa-compliance-critical-says-mcleod-trucking-panel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Sticking closely to the rules of the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program is vital in order for trucking companies and drivers alike to maintain a viable future in the freight hauling business, for acquiring even a modest series of CSA violations can &ldquo;entrap&rdquo; both in an enforcement web that can almost impossible to escape.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s one of the lessons shared during a CSA-focused trucking panel at the 2014 McLeod Software User Conference this week, being held at the National Harbor resort located just outside Washington D.C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/csa-compliance-critical-says-mcleod-trucking-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/csa-compliance-critical-says-mcleod-trucking-panel#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:12:00 +0000 136791 at http://fleetowner.com Least of the least http://fleetowner.com/regulations/least-least <div class="field-deck"> Entry-level standards should focus on the rubber meeting the road </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When I learned that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was thinking about negotiating with stakeholders on minimum entry-level training standards, I was sitting not 20 yards from the course where some of the nation&rsquo;s safest and most skilled truck drivers were competing for bragging rights over who was the best of the best.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/least-least" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/least-least#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Silver Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:24:00 +0000 136081 at http://fleetowner.com Movers seek limited relief from 14-hour rule http://fleetowner.com/regulations/movers-seek-limited-relief-14-hour-rule <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.moving.org/">American Moving &amp; Storage Association</a> (AMSA) is seeking regulatory relief to allow its members to move their trucks to safer and more secure locations in situations when drivers exhaust on-duty time before a job is completed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/movers-seek-limited-relief-14-hour-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/movers-seek-limited-relief-14-hour-rule#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:10:00 +0000 135901 at http://fleetowner.com Getty Images True capacity shortage may be two years off, experts say http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/true-capacity-shortage-may-be-two-years-experts-say <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A shortfall in trucking capacity is not expected to fully develop until at least two years from now, according to several industry experts, as current &ldquo;supply and demand&rdquo; between available trucks and loads is more in balance than many might think.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/true-capacity-shortage-may-be-two-years-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/true-capacity-shortage-may-be-two-years-experts-say#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:40:00 +0000 135871 at http://fleetowner.com The costs of transparency http://fleetowner.com/regulations/costs-transparency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A coalition of 10 commercial transportation associations recently petitioned Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to order FMCSA to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/groups-ask-dot-hide-csa-scores-public-view">stop posting the SMS scores</a> on the CSA website. At almost the same time, OSHA is asking for additional comments on a recently proposed rulemaking where injury and illness data could be made public for all companies with 20 or more employees. Beltway bureaucrats appear to be taking the White House pledge for increased transparency a little too far.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/costs-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/costs-transparency#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:14:00 +0000 135791 at http://fleetowner.com September 3, 2014: Big trucks causing big problems for Arizona county; natural gas alert; residents fight truck stop plan http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-3-2014-big-trucks-causing-big-problems-arizona-county-natural-gas-alert-r <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening around the trucking industry today:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-3-2014-big-trucks-causing-big-problems-arizona-county-natural-gas-alert-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-3-2014-big-trucks-causing-big-problems-arizona-county-natural-gas-alert-r#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Safety Technology Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:50:00 +0000 135481 at http://fleetowner.com September 2, 2014: Trucking firm fights OT pay; hazmat fine for Mass. carrier; earnings trending up http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-2-2014-trucking-firm-fights-ot-pay-hazmat-fine-mass-carrier-earnings-tren <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a look at what is happening around the world of transportation today.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-2-2014-trucking-firm-fights-ot-pay-hazmat-fine-mass-carrier-earnings-tren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-2-2014-trucking-firm-fights-ot-pay-hazmat-fine-mass-carrier-earnings-tren#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:40:00 +0000 135381 at http://fleetowner.com Fleet Owner launches online access to trucking experts http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new online community launched today by <a><em>Fleet Owner</em></a> gives its audience open access to a wide range of trucking industry experts. &nbsp;</p> <p>Featuring a revolving lineup of well-known industry figures, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange">IdeaXchange</a> is designed to open valuable discussions between experts in many different areas of the industry and fleet executives and managers.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Safety Technology Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:24:00 +0000 135321 at http://fleetowner.com What can be learned from FedEx Ground’s independent contractor model http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-can-be-learned-fedex-ground-s-independent-contractor-model <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal yesterday said that FedEx Ground&rsquo;s classification of some 2,300 employees as independent contractors is wrong.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucking-straight-talk">Trucking Straight Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-can-be-learned-fedex-ground-s-independent-contractor-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-can-be-learned-fedex-ground-s-independent-contractor-model#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Trucking Straight Talk Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:48:00 +0000 135051 at http://fleetowner.com August 28, 2014: Whistleblower violators on notice; LTL profits soar; YRC singing happy tunes in Memphis http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a look at what&rsquo;s trending around the trucking industry today:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Technology Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:36:00 +0000 135011 at http://fleetowner.com