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USDOT Agency Opens Discussion of Side Underride Guards

11 May 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on whether side underride guards should be required on new trailers and semitrailers.

California Seeks to Eliminate Diesel Trucks

11 May 2023

Last month, CARB took another step toward eliminating diesel trucks in that state. By unanimously adopting its Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) rules, CARB set out a timeline under which all trucks operated in the state must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) – that is, 100% electric -- by 2035, 2040 or 2045, depending on the size or type of truck.

Member Alert: 2023 Road Check Set for May 16-18!

24 April 2023

In just a few days, thousands of commercial enforcement personnel will be out in force for Road Check 2023. Officers will set up to do truck and driver inspections at regular weigh stations or scale facilities, rest areas and even some truck stops.

Michigan is the Safest State for Truckers

24 April 2023

According to a new study conducted by transportation services company Simplex, Michigan highways are the safest in the nation for truck drivers. Using 2022 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the study reviewed the percentage of large trucks involved in fatal crashes

Why You Should Have an LLC

24 April 2023

We at ICSA, are always surprised and concerned that too few members are protected by LLCs, or Limited Liability Companies. LLCs are an essential part of how a single-truck operator or small fleet can protect not only their livelihood but also their personal assets.

Double Brokering Can Be a Problem for Everyone

11 April 2023

Double brokering means that a second broker gets involved in scheduling a load of freight, often through fraud. In a typical case, the second broker contacts an authorized broker and offers to haul a load.

FMCSA Updates Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Notifications

13 March 2023

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has just updated the notifications sent to carriers when there is a change in the information received by the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse about truck drivers employed by carriers.

DOT May Mandate Side Underride Guards on Trailers

13 March 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently sent an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on side underride guards to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB must approve it before the ANPRM is published in the Federal Register and available for public comment.