Federal regulations influence the future of trucking
As 2012 comes to a close, trucking executives and fleet managers are trying to anticipate what the key issues facing the industry will be in 2013. While these factors span across all areas of the industry, many believe that federal regulations will have the largest impact on trucking in the new year.
Hours of Service
A new hours of service regulation is expected to take effect in July 2013, but the legislation has been appealed by industry members and trucking safety advocates. If passed, the 11-hour driving limit and 34-hour restart period will have a significant impact on the nation’s truck drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA 2010 compliance program has been a work in progress since its inception, and aims to improve compliance, safety and accountability throughout the industry. The agency has begun to address the issues regarding CSA, and officials are concentrating on three main areas. These include determining accountability from police reports after vehicle crashes, managing the decision making process to include public opinion, and determining whether or not it is important to conclude accountability in certain cases, according to Truckinginfo.com.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, trucking executives and fleet managers are trying to anticipate what the key issues facing the industry will be in 2013.