Category Archives: Member News

CVSA Complains of Too Many FMCSA Regulatory Exemptions

Federal trucking regulators are exempting too many motor carriers from electronic logging device requirements and other regulations, creating “confusion and inconsistency in enforcement,” according to the organization representing roadside commercial vehicle inspectors.  “Since 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued nearly 50 exemptions to motor carriers, waiving regulatory requirements for certain segments of […]

Eight Midwestern States Launch System to Help Drivers Park

Eight Midwestern states have launched a system to inform truckers about parking availability along interstate highways. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin launched the Trucks Park Here program on Jan. 4. The program is a shared truck parking information management system that offers up-to-the-minute data on how many spaces are available at […]

Driver amenities, poor relationships and pay, and ELD concerns among top driver frustrations

Basic amenities such as snacks, coffee or water, and a bathroom rank high among truck drivers as improvements shippers can implement at their locations to improve the driver experience, according to a new survey conducted jointly by Kenco and CarrierLists. Clck here to read the rest of this article at Freightwaves.

Recent Decision Rules Sleeper Berth Time Should be Paid

In a recent decision, a federal judge in Arkansas has said that drivers should be paid at least minimum wage for time spent off-duty and in their sleeper berths. The ruling doesn’t institute any new requirements for carriers, but it could open the door to lawsuits brought by drivers. The ruling stated that sleeper berth […]

FMCSA Seeks Final Round of Comments on Military-Driver Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking a final round of comments on its plan to soon begin a three-year pilot program. The program will compare the safety records of current or former military heavy truck drivers younger than 21 with a control group of current interstate drivers from 21 to 24 years old. […]

10 ELD Exemptions Requested by Associations Denied

When Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denies exemptions request submitted they post the denials in the federal register.  On December 7, 10 denial of ELD exemptions that were requested by various associations and organizations were posted.  The denials shown below  2-10 were all the same and based on the agency couldn’t ensure the exemption would […]

The Ten States Issuing the Most HOS Violations

Arkansas has been on top of this list now four years in a row. Oregon in the Pacific Northwest held the title in 2014.   Though hours of service violations overall have declined in the last year.  This list shows ranks states by ours of service violations as a percentage of overall violations issued by […]

DOT Raises Fines for Violation of Truck Regulations

The U.S. DOT announced Monday it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation. A final rule that published in the Federal Register today, Nov. […]