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Hours of Service for Drivers: FMCSA Proposes Changes  EHS Daily Advisor

The Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled proposed changes to its rules covering drivers' hours of *service*.


FMCSA proposal harmonizes mixer, dump, tanker driver hours terms  Concrete Produts

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md. After years of conferring with agency officials on how Hours of *Service* (HOS) rules bear ...


FMCSA Unveils Proposed Changes to Hours-of-Service Rules  Transport Topics Online

FMCSA issued a proposed change to hours-of-*service* rules that would increase drivers' flexibility with their rest break and sleeper berth time.


Statement by ARTBA CEO Bauer on proposed changes to FMCSA hours of service rule  American Journal of Transportation

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Dave Bauer released the following statement regarding the Federal Motor ...


Expanded Driver Hours of Service a Response to ELDs, Shows that FMCSA is Listening to Industry  Lexology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a notice of proposed rulemaking, which if made final would allow drivers a bit…


FMCSA Proposes Changes to the Hours of Service Rules  Supply and Demand Chain Executive

The proposed rules aims to enhance safety by allowing commercial drivers to have more flexibility while maintaining the safety limits on driving times.


FMCSA wants to amend hours-of-service rules  Politico

FRA announces new rail safety grant funding for fiscal 2019 — Nader wants Boeing CEO to testify on crashes.


FMCSA aims to make Crash Preventability Determination Program permanent  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make permanent a program designed to determine to what extent crashes are ...


FMCSA Plans to Hand 'Power' Back to Truckers By Letting Them Spend More Time Behind the Wheel  Legal Reader

Anyone who's worked in transportation knows that hours of *service* rules can be frustratingly rigid–and now, the FMCSA is trying to implement a change truckers ...


FMCSA hosting listening session on proposed hours changes at GATS  Commercial Carrier Journal

Attendees at the Great American Trucking Show later this week will have the opportunity to chime in on the recently proposed hours of *service* changes, check ...


FMCSA proposes changes to hours-of-service regulations  LP Gas magazine

Proposed changes to hours-of-*service* regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may save the propane industry time and money.


FMCSA Proposal Aims to Reduce Burden and Costs on CDL Applicants  Heavy Duty Trucking

The FMCSA has announced a proposed rule that would allow applicants to take general and specialized knowledge tests in a state other than the applicant s ...


The FMCSA Wants to Hear From You at GATS  Go By Truck News

The FMCSA announced that during the GATS they will be hosting listening sessions centered around their recently announced hours-of-*service* proposal.


One-on-One With FMCSA's Ray Martinez  Transport Topics Online

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez chats one-on-one with TT's Eleanor Lamb on the heels of the agency's release of proposed rule changes to hours of *service*.


Comment Period Extended For FMCSA Younger Truck Driver Pilot Program  agprofessional.com

Submit comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) potential pilot program that would ...


FMCSA Seeks Comment on Agricultural Fleet Hours of Service Regulations  Heavy Duty Trucking

The FMCSA is seeking public comment on revising agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in hours-of-*service* regulations.


FMCSA extends comment period on possible pilot program for younger interstate CMV drivers  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — In response to a request from the American Trucking Associations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has pushed to Aug. 14 the ...


ATA hails hours-of-service improvements proposed by FMCSA  Modern Bulk Transporter

The American Trucking Associations was quick to express support for proposed changes to the hours-of-*service* rules.


US Trucking: FMCSA aims for flexibility in proposed HOS reforms  JOC.com

The top United States truck regulatory agency is proposing a series of reforms to hours-of-*service* regulations designed to give truckers more leeway in handling ...


DOT proposed new trucking rule changes  Feedstuffs

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed reform to Hours-of-*Service* (HOS) rules that will improve ...


Fines increased for violation of trucking regulations  Commercial Carrier Journal

The U.S. DOT announced Tuesday it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...


FMCSA to examine violence against female & minority truckers  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced plans to conduct a survey on the prevalence and severity of race and gender related ...


FMCSA seeks comment on definition of 'agricultural commodities'  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking input on whether it should clarify or revise the definitions of “agricultural commodity” or ...


FMCSA Plans Survey on Harassment, Assaults of Minority, Female Truck Drivers  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is drawing up plans for a survey and study to ...


FMCSA seeks to delay two provisions in final rule on CMV driver minimum training  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking a two-year extension for the compliance date of two provisions in its final rule on ...


FMCSA: Truck driver lied about being fired before causing triple fatal crash  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Missouri-based truck driver out of *service* after an investigation into his driving history ...


FMCSA seeks feedback for agriculture and livestock haulers  Commercial Carrier Journal

Update – Tuesday, July 30: The ANPRM has now been published in the Federal Register, and the public can submit comments here for 60 days through Sept.


FMCSA to remove certain crashes that impact CSA scores  Commercial Carrier Journal

The U.S. DOT is set to expand its work on attempting to tamp down what's long been considered a chief criticism of its handling of carriers' safety metrics in the ...


Missouri Truck Driver, Charged in Indianapolis Fatal Crash, Declared by FMCSA to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared ...


FMCSA to expand crash preventability program  FreightWaves

Federal regulators are moving ahead on transitioning into a long-term crash preventability determination program by seeking comment on expanding the types ...


Deadline nears for comments on two proposal from FMCSA  Fleet Owner

The public comment periods on two proposals from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that could help determine who is allowed to drive a ...


Resistance building to new FMCSA inspection facility at Mariposa  Nogales International

The city is adding its voice to a growing chorus opposing federal plans for a new cross-border truck inspection facility in Nogales.


FMCSA proposes study of trucker harassment and assaults  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning to conduct a study to gather information on the prevalence of harassment and assaults against ...


FMCSA misses projected publication date for new 'flexible' HOS rules -- again  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has once again failed to meet the projected publication date set for the agency to debut their highly ...


Why the delay in FMCSA's proposed HOS changes?  Fleet Owner

The trucking industry is likely hoping three times will not be the charm when it comes to the highly anticipated hours-of-*service* (HOS) rule changes. First, they ...


As industry groups laud FMCSA's hours proposal, truckers offer mixed reactions  Overdrive Magazine

As noted in Overdrive's earlier coverage today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration laid bare its potential plans for overhauling hours of *service* ...


Trucker Grills Clueless Presidential Hopeful Over FMCSA Regulations in Video  CDLLife

A Democratic presidential candidate was cornered at the Iowa State Fair by a trucker who wanted very specific answers to his questions about trucking ...


FMCSA Renews Vision Waivers for Commercial Drivers  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to allow 126 drivers to operate trucks ...


FMCSA studying HOS revisions for agricultural definitions  Modern Bulk Transporter

FMCSA is seeking public comment on revising agricultural commodity definitions in HOS regulations.


FMCSA proposes to change state rules for CDL applicants  Commercial Carrier Journal

Update – Monday, July 29: The comment period for the proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL applicants to take the knowledge test away from their home ...


FMCSA Considers Lowering Commercial Truck Driver Age Requirement to 18  Legal Examiner

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in this country. According to national statistics, approximately 2500 teens between the ages of 16 ...


Trucking Not Thrilled with Partial Delay of Driver Training Rule  Heavy Duty Trucking

A proposed delay of the compliance date for two key provisions within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration s final rule on Entry-Level Driver Training ...


FMCSA to conduct study on harassment, assaults of female and minority drivers  The Trucker

Statistically speaking, professional truck driving is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America. But those statistics deal with on-the-road dangers.


FMCSA explains Hours of Service proposed rule  The Trucker

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FMCSA renews hours exemption for paper company drivers  Overdrive Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has renewed an exemption for packaging company WestRock to allow its Chattanooga, Tennessee, paper mill ...


Waiting on HOS changes? It may still be a while  Fleet Owner

Even with the expected publication of the updated hours-of-*service* proposal this week in the Federal Register, it will still be a while before any changes are ...


FMCSA extends comment period on ADS-equipped trucks and buses  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended until Aug. 28 the deadline for comments on an advance notice of proposed ...


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes changes to drive time  WTOC

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Commercial truckers may see a change in the rules focused on their drive time. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is ...


FMCSA Proposes Latest Rule to Alleviate Burdens to Obtaining CDL - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking to remove financial barriers for new CDL applicants who obtain their learner's permit in their ...


Missouri-based trucker shut down following fatal crash  Overdrive Magazine

A Missouri-based truck driver has been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after a crash in July that left three dead and ...


Trucking hours-of-service proposed changes give industry more flexibility  Produce Blue Book

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) proposed rules ease some of the restrictions since electronic logging devices became mandatory in ...


The FMCSA to Study Violence Against Women and Minorities  Go By Truck News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that it plans to take a survey on the prevalence and severity of race and ...


DOT Publishes Proposed Changes To Hours Of Service Regulations For Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers - Employment and HR - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published this week a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on ...


Supply Chain News: Truckers Happy with Proposed Hours of Service Rules, Union, Safety Groups Not  Supply Chain Digest

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published proposed changes to current Hours of *Service* (HOS) regulations for truck drivers, with ...


Senator, associations draft bill to address discrimination against women in trucking  Supply Chain Dive

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Ks., the Women in Trucking Association and the American Trucking Associations are spearheading a Congressional bill to address the ...


ARA Supports USDOT Hours of Service Proposal for Improved Driver Safety and Flexibility  CropLife

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) supports the proposed reform to hours of *service* (HOS) published today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's ...


More Details On FMCSA Expanded Clearinghouse  agprofessional.com

Check out the new frequently asked questions (FAQs) page to access more than 50 questions and answers on the Clearinghouse website.


FMCSA Requests Study of Harassment Within the Trucking Industry  Supply and Demand Chain Executive

The FMCSA will conduct a study to gather information on the harassment and assaults against minority and female truck drivers.


Comment period opens to begin process of clarifying HOS exceptions for ag haulers  Overdrive Magazine

Update – Tuesday, July 30: The ANPRM has now been published in the Federal Register, and drivers and others can submit comments here for 60 days through ...


Group Presses FMCSA to Study Whether ELDs Are Making Truckers Speed to Beat the Clock  CDLLife

A trucking industry trade group has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to examine the connection between the Electronic Logging ...


Fines for trucking regs violations increased  Overdrive Magazine

The U.S. DOT announced Tuesday it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...


Youth Movement: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Seeks Younger Drivers  JD Supra

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) unveiled plans to lower the minimum legal age required to operate commercial motor ...


Get Your ELD Questions Answered  agprofessional.com

FMCSA is developing self-guided eLearning lessons to address questions and to inspire new questions ahead of the live Q&A sessions.


FMCSA proposes to reduce burden, costs on applicants for CDL  The Trucker

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Wednesday published a proposed rule the agency said would reduce burdens and costs for ...


U.S. lawmaker wants to break barriers to women truckers  FreightWaves

Bill being drafted by Kansas Senator Jerry Moran would create a Women in Trucking Advisory Board within FMCSA.


The FMCSA Needs Help Defining Agricultural Commodity  Go By Truck News

FMCSA recently put out a request for comments on how to define "agricultural commodity" as it relates to truck driver hours of *service* (HOS).


USDOT Seeks Comments on Ag Commodity Definitions  agprofessional.com

The USDOT FMCSA is seeking public comment on agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in hours-of-*service* (HOS) regulations.


Study: Comprehensive approach needed to improve truck safety  Augusta Free Press

Trucking companies that prioritize safety through their management practices and use of advanced technologies can greatly improve their performance.


Strong Safety Culture, Technology Help High-Risk Fleets Improve Safety  Heavy Duty Trucking

A recent study has found a strong link between fleets that invest in advanced safety technologies and emphasize company-wide safety culture and greatly ...


Improving CSA | NTTC Safety Conference  Modern Bulk Transporter

Plaintiff's attorneys are using the FMCSA (CSA) scores—ostensibly tools for improving public safety—as weapons against carriers and drivers.


DOT seeks public input on proposed trucking HOS changes  IEG Policy

Listening sessions will be held to gather feedback from stakeholders on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...


GeoWiz Agriculture ELD Announces New Major APP Release Upgrade  PRNewswire

BRUSH, Colo., Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoSpace Labs provides commercial drivers with the only legitimate FMCSA Registered Electronic Logging ...


Government influence on your truck fleet  LP Gas magazine

The latest on legal and regulatory issues that could impact your company's trucking fleet and drivers from the National Propane Gas Association.


The Driverless Commute: NHTSA, FMCSA Extend Comment Periods For Amendments To Regulations Impacting AVs - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) United States Transport Dentons ...


PHMSA Civil Penalties Increase 2019  ICC's Regulatory Blog

Effective July 31, 2019 the fines for civil penalties within the Department of Transportation are increased. This increase impacts the Federal Aviation ...


Truck driver in deadly I-465 crash deemed 'imminent hazard'  WTHR

Truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard has been declared an "imminent hazard to public safety" and ordered him off the road by federal authorities. Bruce A.Pollard.


Clarity on the difference beween an AOBRD and 'electronic logging software'  Overdrive Magazine

Like Minnesota-based owner-operator Randy Carlson, whom I wrote about yesterday, e-log-exempt South Carolina-based small fleet owner-operator Lee ...


Industry gets an earful on truck detention times  The Packer

Produce shippers and receivers, cover your ears. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking input on truck driver detention times during loading ...


FMCSA Delays Public Release of HOS Proposed Rule  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The long-anticipated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of- *service* proposed rule ...


FMCSA Electronic IT System Glitch Expected to Delay Portion of Driver Training Rule  Transport Topics Online

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration electronic information system glitch is delaying full implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule, ...


FMCSA delays publication of proposed rule to amend trucker hours-of-service regs  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed until further notice the publication of a proposed rule intended to add flexibility to ...


FMCSA accepting applications for under-21 pilot program  Modern Bulk Transporter

FMCSA is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the US military equivalent of a CDL.


FMCSA's hours-of-service proposal misses June 7 target date  Land Line Magazine

A notice of proposed rulemaking regarding truck drivers' hours-of-*service* regulations has been delayed, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...


OOIDA: Allowing under 21-year-olds to drive interstate would increase crashes  The Trucker

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Noting that the primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving ...


FMCSA Will Permanently Ban Drivers for Human Trafficking Offenses  Heavy Duty Trucking

The FMCSA announced a final rule that will permanently ban drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle.


Monitoring Service Introduced for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program  Yahoo Finance

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--. *Service* notifies drivers about updates to their safety records. NIC Federal, LLC launched a monitoring *service* for the ...


FMCSA projects hours of service proposal will be published in June  Commercial Carrier Journal

In a monthly regulatory update posted this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation has listed June 7 as the projected publication date for its coming ...


FMCSA to streamline CDL skills testing  FreightWaves

Federal regulators are considering giving states more flexibility to conduct commercial driver's license (CDL) skills tests to reduce testing delays, cut costs for ...


FMCSA Panel Takes Steps to Revise Obsolete Medical Examiners Handbook  Transport Topics Online

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's update to its Medical Examiners Handbook is a step closer to completion. The handbook ...


No FMCSA administrator was a truck driver  Business Insider

Truckers have started to point out that these federal administrators don't understand what it's really like to be a truck driver.


FMCSA proposal to change CDL skills testing process  Commercial Carrier Journal

Update – Tuesday, July 9: FMCSA has opened the comment period for the rule that would allow third-party CDL trainers to administer the CDL skills test to ...


FMCSA head spurns national truck hiring standard  FreightWaves

The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), throwing cold water on any agency support to legislate a national hiring standard for ...


DOT bumps projected hours of service proposal date to late July  Commercial Carrier Journal

In its latest rulemakings update, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration lists July 31 as its projected publication date for its proposal to reform federal ...


FMCSA Sets June Date to Publish its Proposed Hours-of-Service Changes  Heavy Duty Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has slated publication of its notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the Hours of *Service* rule for June 7.


FMCSA seeks applications for under-21 pilot program  Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20-year-olds who possess the U.S. military ...


FMCSA denies ELD exemption to small trucking companies – again (with video)  FreightWaves

A group representing trucking and other companies with 50 employees or less has been denied an exemption from the federal electronic logging device (ELD) ...


FMCSA Takes First Step in Regulating Automated Driving for Trucks and Buses  Eno Transportation Weekly

May 31, 2019. This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its first step toward regulating automated systems in trucks and ...


FMCSA hopes to clarify what constitutes an “agricultural commodity” with new rule  FreightWaves

What makes a commodity and agricultural commodity? That is one question that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations hopes to answer soon, it said, ...


UPS Seeks FMCSA Exemption From 2020 Driving Instructor Requirements  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] UPS Inc. has requested an exemption from a federal regulatory requirement that its driver training ...


Crash Not Your Fault? FMCSA Says Soon It Won't Hurt Your CSA Score  Transport Topics Online

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning in August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to make permanent a demonstration program that allows truck ...


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