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April 14th, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 5: Federal Regulatory Updates

Whatever the political headlines of the day, federal agencies continue to add new trucking regulations, adopt new forms, and extend or discontinue previous waivers and exemptions. In this series, “Trucking Things to Know Now,” PrePass provides quick updates on regulatory developments, often with links to more information.

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March 21st, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 4: Federal Regulatory Updates

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to update regulations requiring states to certify the status of state law on the revocation or suspension of drug offenders’ driver’s licenses. The proposal seeks only to clarify existing law, but eight percent of a state’s federal highway funds are at stake. Money talks, so expect more attention to drugs and driving from the states.

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February 3rd, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 3: Federal Regulatory Updates

Whatever the political headlines of the day, federal agencies continue to add new trucking regulations, adopt new forms and extend or discontinue previous waivers and exemptions. In this series, “Trucking Things to Know Now,” PrePass provides quick updates on regulatory developments, often with links to more information.

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December 13th, 2021
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 2: Federal Regulatory Updates

Whatever the political headlines of the day, federal agencies continue to add new trucking regulations, adopt new forms and extend or discontinue previous waivers and exemptions. In this series, “Trucking Things to Know Now,” PrePass provides quick updates on regulatory developments, often with links to more information.

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September 1st, 2021
Trucking Things to Know Now: Federal Regulatory Updates

Whatever the political headlines of the day, federal agencies continue to add new trucking regulations, adopt new forms and extend or discontinue previous waivers and exemptions. In this series, “Trucking Things to Know Now,” PrePass provides quick updates on regulatory developments, often with links to more information.

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June 27th, 2022
Congress Addresses Container-Related Intermodal Trucking Problems

The first major revision of U.S. container trade laws since 1998 becomes law while drawing praise from the trucking industry. The bill dealing with supply chain issues and international maritime commerce drew support from a host of trade associations, including the American Trucking Associations and the Harbor Trucking Association.

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December 27th, 2021
How Trucking Safety Enforcement Is Evolving

“I think enforcement over the years has changed primarily in the way we look at the vehicles. Many federal rules were developed based on truck crashes and the belief that many of these crashes were caused by bad equipment on the trucks. Early on, equipment was an issue, but once a standard inspection was developed we saw an improvement in maintenance of the equipment. The focus today is more on drivers because we know they are the cause of most accidents.”

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December 21st, 2021
Looking Back on Trucking During 2021

Every year pundits, commentators – and, yes, even PrePass – play the role of fearless forecaster. Of course, were we all that prescient, we would be rich and famous! Still, signs and indications provide a glimpse of what may lie ahead, and offer a reminder of the importance of planning for eventualities. So, when we look back on the now waning year of 2021, we got some things right and some not quite right. Let’s take a look at 2021 and what did happen in the trucking industry and the world of regulation.

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November 15th, 2021
3 Things Fleet Managers Should Know About Truck Safety Enforcement Officers

You know the image: the crisp uniform, the official badge and nameplate, the wide-brimmed hat. But beyond the image, fleet managers need to know three important things about the officers who enforce truck safety. Why? Because truck safety programs don’t succeed at a fleet just because of decisions made by one person. Safety is a team effort. And that means reaching out and looking beyond their uniform.

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October 18th, 2021
The Best Things I’ve Learned About Truck Drivers

My colleagues and I handed out a lot of tickets for violation of “the rules as written.” Those citations hopefully fulfilled the greater purpose of stopping or preventing unsafe behavior by truck drivers and motorists alike. We also witnessed firsthand that truck drivers are actually among the best companions law enforcement could have on the road.

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March 18th, 2021
How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law, Part 3

In this final installment, we guide you in crafting effective comments to a regulatory docket. Practical, workable regulations – rules that can be applied to real-world situations and achieve common goals – are built through your input. The folks at FMCSA may be experts in their field, but their perspective is necessarily from a government point of view (after all, that’s their job). Your perspective, as someone applying the regulations, is critical to a satisfactory result for everyone.

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February 18th, 2021
How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law, Part 2

When a federal agency, like the FMCSA, proposes so-called “legislative rules,” it means regulations that are made pursuant to the agency’s Congressional charter or Congress’s specific direction. The agency must then follow the “informal rulemaking procedures” outlined in the APA. Most people recognize these “informal” procedures as the “notice-and-comment” steps of federal rulemaking. Learn more about this.

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