The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) is providing more details on its reasoning for extending the comment period (again) on the proposed speed limiter legislation. The FMCSA reported that the request from OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association), EMA (Engine Manufacturer’s Association) came in ad had requested more […]
Long-haul trucking is both one of the most crucial jobs and, unfortunately, one of its most risky. Long-haul truck drivers are essential to the transportation of goods in the United States, but the demands of their job may contribute to a greater chance for health problems. Irregular schedules, long hours, little physical activity, limited access […]
The trucking industry must maintain a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drug and alcohol use. However, under the current drug and alcohol screening programs, employers do not always have the proper tools to identify accurately and expeditiously CDL holders who have received positive drug or alcohol results in the past, have refused a drug […]
The trucking industry is the backbone of the United States economy and workforce. There are currently 3.5 million drivers on the road and millions more working in warehouses, terminals, shipping offices and more. In total, it employs one out of every seven Americans and our roads and ports move over 11 trillion dollars of freight […]
As reported in recent PNG Logistics Blog posts, on July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The supplement was to publish a revised Uniform Straight Bill of Lading. These recent changes, approved by the NMFTA, […]
Come December 2017, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations. The ELD mandate was ranked the number-one issue facing the industry in the American Transportation Research Institute’s Annual Survey for 2016, a jump […]
Freight Broker Bond requirements were put in place in the 1930’s by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to act as insurance for the carrier payment in the event that they are not paid by the freight broker. In the 1970s the bond requirement amount was set to $10,000. This wasn’t changed until June […]
A new pilot program has been put in place by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) that would allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes removed from their record. (So if they are at a light and are hit from behind by someone too distracted with Pokémon Go this will be removed from this crash […]
OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) asked on Oct 18th that the House Appropriations committee to remove the specific language for an upcoming bill that would then require a final decision to mandate speed limiters. This all started back in August when the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]
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