FMCSA rule changes for 2023?

Gavel in law library

2022 was a big year for trucking and a fairly busy one for regulators. We saw a lot of new rules come out of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this year, including most notably the Entry Level Driver Training regulations from February. But with 2022 coming to a close, the question is what’s […]

When should fleets hire a safety director?

Semi Driver Talking to His Truck Dispatcher

Whether you’ve just started your motor carrier operation or have been at it for some time, you undoubtedly know that trucking is a heavily regulated industry, and for good reason. Operating large trucks and buses is inherently dangerous. The consequences of unsafe operations can be severe.  Navigating the multitude of federal and state safety regulations […]

FMCSA proposes to scale back emergency regulatory relief

Semi truck with trailer

According to a notice scheduled to be published in the Federal Register soon, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to “narrow the scope of regulations from which relief is provided automatically for motor carriers providing direct assistance when an emergency has been declared.” For decades, the agency’s regulations have granted fairly broad […]