FMCSA Starts New Rule on Insurance Minimums
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Week of April 21, 2014
Top 5 News
1. Judge Overrules FMCSA Shutdown Order of Illinois Trucking Company
Just over two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered an Illinois-based trucking company to shut down all interstate movements, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled it can return to the roadway.
view more | 04.17.2014 |
2. FMCSA Starts New Rule on Insurance Minimums
The time has come to take a close look at the minimum insurance requirements for trucking, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In a new report to Congress the agency said it is clear that the current minimums need to be reevaluated.
view more | 04.21.2014 |
3. Trucking Company Faces Nearly $1 Million In Fines Over Oilfield Waste Dumping
A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.
view more | 04.18.2014 |
4. Economic Watch: Leading Economic Indicators Surge
A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.
view more | 04.21.2014 |
5. CARB to Consider Delaying Some Emissions Rules
Air quality regulators in California are set to consider relaxing some of the state’s tough rules in a meeting set for later this week.
view more | 04.21.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs
After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal regulators are close to requiring most interstate commercial drivers to keep track of their work hours with an electronic device.
view more | Apr 2014 |
2. Finding and Keeping Drivers With The One-Two Punch: Pay & Respect
Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re constantly fighting to stay afloat. In the trucking industry, that hole is driver retention.
view more | Apr 2014 |
3. Transmission Trends
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’
view more | Apr 2014 |
4. Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away
The enthusiasm for natural gas fueled vehicles seems to be stuttering a bit. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge offers insights from the Mid-America Trucking Show into the status of this alternative fuel for trucking.
view more | Apr 2014 |
5. Frequent Inspections Save Tires
It seems the best you can expect from many drivers is a quick visual check that the tire is where it should be. Whether or not it's capable of holding air is another matter.
view more | Apr 2014 |
 

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