The Trucking Watchdog Explains: What does the USDOT do?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT, or DOT) is the federal government agency in charge of transportation planning, funding, and safety. The top priorities at DOT are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have our transportation system contribute to the nation's economic growth.  - transportation.gov   What does [...]

2016-05-12T17:47:43+00:00May 12th, 2016|Federal Agencies and Laws|

The Trucking Watchdog Explains: What does the FMCSA do?

Right now, there are easily tens of thousands of semi-trucks delivering parts and products all over the United States. It is in the public interest that those trucks—and truck drivers—operate safely on our roads and highways. That's why there's a government agency in charge of setting and enforcing rules for commercial trucks and buses: the [...]

2016-04-26T23:28:11+00:00April 26th, 2016|Federal Agencies and Laws|

Trucking industry fights to hide truck safety records from public

It’s rare that hiding information helps to solve a problem. This is not an exception. The Safer Trucks and Buses Act, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barletta, would remove the trucking carrier safety rankings from public view. Anyone can check a carrier’s safety record on the Federal Motor Carrier [...]

2014-09-24T21:58:40+00:00September 24th, 2014|Trucking Industry News, Trucking Laws|