As of December 4, 2015, pursuant to the FAST Act of 2015, much of the information previously available on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website related to a trucking company’s safety performance will no longer be displayed publicly. This will prevent easy access to the public and to others who want to

MAP-21 made significant changes in the trucking industry regulatory scheme. One change is that Section 32307 of MAP-21 was amended to prohibit employers from allowing employees to drive when the employer knows or should reasonably know that the the driver is disqualified,or when the employee’s driver’s license was suspended, revoked, or canceled. This final rule,

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance (CMVSA) held  its Roadcheck 2011 event in June this year. This event asks for all states to inspect trucks on the road. Less than 1% of trucks are inspected. By announcing the inspections 4 months in advance, the CMVSA gives drivers and trucking companies four months to prepare,

Roadcheck gives the US a false sense of security. Every year Roadcheck is announced by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance months before the actual inspection. This year Roadcheck will be June 7-9. It is bad enough that the trucking industry knows when Roadcheck is months in advance, now, according to Transportation Topics (May 30, 2011 p27), they

Every so often drivers ask me how to report a company that forces them to work over hours, or drive unsafe equipment. The government has set up a toll free hotline to take these complaints and start an investigation. The DOT website to report violations can be found here and states:

The Motor Carrier Safety

A deal has been announced with Mexico, reportedly allowing Mexican trucks to drive in the US. The new deal has some stricter requirements for these than originally proposed under NAFTA. I have previously posted on safety issues with Mexican trucking companies here, here, and here amongst others.

I have not had a chance to digest the current agreement, but will