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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 ...


FMCSA to delay compliance deadlines for driver training rule  FreightWaves

Entry-level truck driver training services and state driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) will likely get two more years to comply with new federal training ...


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

Denial to SBTC follows last year's denial to OOIDA.


New carrier? Your FMCSA safety audit may now be conducted remotely.  Fleet Owner

FMCSA used to audit each new entrant within its first 18 months of operation, Congress urged that these initial audits be conducted within 12 months.


FMCSA denies request to exempt small carriers from ELD mandate  Overdrive Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request from the Small Business in Transportation Coalition that sought to exempt trucking ...


FMCSA Proposes Two-Year Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Due to IT Glitches  Transport Topics Online

Federal trucking regulators have proposed a two-year delay for compliance with certain provisions in the Entry Level Driver Training rule to allow more time for ...


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 ...


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

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration electronic information system glitch is delaying full ...


FMCSA halts hours of service restrictions ahead of major storm  FreightWaves

Trucking companies and owner-operators looking to participate in response efforts in the wake of a major storm heading for the U.S. Gulf Coast will not be ...


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 looking to streamline CDL testing for truck drivers  Modern Bulk Transporter

FMCSA recently proposed a rule to streamline the process for people interested in entering the trucking workforce.


July 31 Is FMCSA's New Target for Unveiling HOS Proposed Rule Change  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Those anticipating the Department of Transportation's proposal on hours-of- *service* policy ...


FMCSA now projecting hours of service proposal will be published in late July  Overdrive Magazine

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 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 issues reminder for truckers using AOBRDs  CDLLife

The Department of Transportation is warning drivers using a grandfathered Hours of *Service* recording device that they are running out of time to make the ...


FMCSA hosting two informational sessions at GATS  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host two one-hour sessions at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas later this summer. GATS will be ...


Parts of entry-level driver training rule delyed by the DOT  Commercial Carrier Journal

The compliance date for two key provisions in a looming federal rule that sets training standards for new truck drivers will be delayed. In a proposal slated to be ...


FMCSA says you’ll have to wait a little longer for those ‘flexible’ HOS changes  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has listed a new date for the publication of its highly anticipated changes to truck driver Hours of *Service* (HOS) ...


US Transportation Department Bans Commercial Drivers Convicted of Human Trafficking - STN Media  School Transportation News

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of ...


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 ...


FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez Tells Congress HOS Proposed Rule in 'Final Stages'  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — A proposed rule meant to update hours-of-*service* guidelines for truck drivers ...


Congress eyes trucking insurance changes, mandating automatic emergency braking  Overdrive Magazine

Two trucking-focused bills were introduced in the House this week. One aims to boost the required liability insurance coverage required of trucking companies, ...


PIT Group certifies ORBCOMM's ELD device as FMCSA compliant  Modern Bulk Transporter

ORBCOMM, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, says its Pro-400 fleet management device recently was independently verified by the PIT Group as ...


FMCSA's redefining of agriculture commodities proceeds  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's potential rulemaking to define which drivers are allowed to run under hours-of-*service* exemptions for ...


Canadian ELD mandate adds layer of scrutiny to devices in FMCSA registry  Commercial Carrier Journal

The recently published Canadian ELD rule could test the credibility of some devices listed in the online ELD registry of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...


California State Court Yields To FMCSA’s Preemption Determination Over Drivers’ Meal And Rest Break Claims  JD Supra

Seyfarth Synopsis: Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's determination in December 2018 that federal law preempts California's meal and ...


OMB concludes review of ag rule; hours-of-service rule still 'pending review'  Land Line Magazine

The FMCSA's advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comment on the definition of agricultural commodity in regards to the hours-of- *service* ...


Group pushes FMCSA for rulemaking before changing crash preventability program  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — A coalition of 10 trucking-related organizations has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a rulemaking if the agency ...


More flexibility coming for hours of service regulations?  The Packer

Hours-of-*service* regulations for truckers are attracting attention again, with some dead set against any relaxation in the rules and others fighting to give truckers ...


Trump administration working to relax truck safety standards  Logistics Management

The Department of Transportation is quietly moving to make truck drivers' hours of *service* rules more flexible.


The Era of AOBRDs is Almost Up  Go By Truck News

FMCSA issued a reminder to warn drivers that they only have two more months to switch from Automatic Onboard Recording Devices (AOBRD) to the mandated ...


FMCSA Chief to Deliver Automated Vehicle Symposium Keynote  Occupational Health and Safety

Raymond P. Martinez, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Automated Vehicle ...


Submit Comments By July 15 For CDL Driver Pilot Program  agprofessional.com

ARA believes this pilot program would be a great opportunity for younger drivers to gain training in operating CMVs in the private sector.


FMSCA denies SBTC’s quest for exemption of ELD rule for small carriers  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied an application filed a little more than a year ago from the Small Business in ...


Safety groups warn against under-21 CDL proposal  FreightWaves

More data should be studied and made public before federal regulators allow a pilot project aimed at getting interstate commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) in the ...


July 31 new target for proposed rule to amend trucker hours-of-service regs, DOT says  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now eyeing July 31 as the publication date for a proposed rule the agency says would add ...


91 percent of small carriers still using AOBRDs plan to wait until the fourth quarter to switch to ELDs (with video)  FreightWaves

Brought to you by EROAD... FMCSA says no transition period, but carriers are waiting until the last minute.


US DOT suspends hours of service regs for hurricane Barry  Commercial Carrier Journal

The U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a regional emergency declaration that suspends hours of *service* regulations and ...


UPS: Instructors don't need 2 years of CDL experience  Supply Chain Dive

UPS says its driving instructors don't need two years of CDL experience to train new UPS drivers, according to an exemption request the logistics company filed ...


FMCSA Moves Forward with Driverless Trucks - Trucking Accidents Legal Blogs Posted by Maximillian F. Van Orden, Esq.  Lawyers.com Blog

FMCSA Moves Forward with Driverless Trucks - Read the Trucking Accidents legal blogs that have been posted by Maximillian F. Van Orden, Esq. on ...


Cecilia Logan wins new tractor in Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway  The Trucker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Independent Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar Cecilia Logan has won the 2020 Kenworth T680 given away by Landstar ...


Federal Agencies Seek Input on Regulation of Automated Vehicles: Add Your Voice  JD Supra

Along with temperatures in Washington, D.C., federal regulatory activity on automated vehicles (“AVs”) is heating up this summer. Both the Federal Motor Carrier ...


3 arrested after troopers find 3 children locked in back of U-Haul truck  The Trucker

FALL BRANCH, Tenn. — Three people have been arrested and charged with various offenses after Tennessee authorities found three children locked in the ...


GATS sessions focus on truck driver parking, ELDs, and more  Commercial Carrier Journal

Those attending the Great American Trucking Show later this summer in Dallas will have the opportunity to sit in on presentations on topics ranging from the ...


FMCSA Leader Says HOS Rule Should be Published 'Soon'  Go By Truck News

FMCSA Admin, Ray Martinez, said that he expects the agency's notice of proposed rulemaking for revised HOS rules to be published soon, but did not say a ...


Owner-operators are likely to push December’s compliance deadline  FreightWaves

Small carriers and owner-operators continue to lag behind their larger counterparts in making the switch from automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) to ...


Small carriers cling to old devices as compliance deadline looms  FreightWaves

Over 90 percent of small carriers that have not made the switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs) yet plan to stick with their old devices until the last quarter of ...


Proposed HOS changes 'in the final stages of review'  American Shipper

The Senate Commerce Committee pressed witnesses on a variety of issues Wednesday during a hearing about surface transportation reauthorization.


Group requests turfgrass sod be recognized as ag commodity  Commercial Carrier Journal

A group representing sod farmers around the United States is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to include sod grass as an “agricultural ...


CSA scores not ready to be made public, FMCSA administrator says  Land Line Magazine

The Compliance, Safety and Accountability scores shouldn't be made public until several areas of concern with the program are addressed, FMCSA ...


Company in crash that killed mom, twins cited previously  WRTV Indianapolis

The semi-truck involved in a fatal crash that killed an Indianapolis mother and her 18-month old twin daughters on Sunday was cited in 2018 for unsafe driving, ...


ORBCOMM’S Pro-400 Fleet Management Solution Receives Third-Party ELD Verification From the PIT Group  Yahoo Finance

Validates that ORBCOMM's solution meets FMCSA's ELD regulation requirements in the United States. ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., July 09, 2019 (GLOBE ...


Mega carriers rely on political inaction of drivers | Opinion  The Tennessean

Advocates like TruckerNation.org have developed the industry's only complete how-to guide to assist drivers in making public comments and a robust advocacy ...


NTTC Praises Groendyke Trailer Light Exemption  Tank Transport Trader

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted an exemption request from Groendyke Transport Inc. that allow the company to install ...


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 ...


Flooded Roads, Rail And Port Disruptions As Hurricane Barry Comes Ashore In Louisiana  Yahoo News

Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, July 13, and immediately weakened Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, July 13, ...


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 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, ...


Ford to create 1200 jobs as Silverton plant expands  IOL

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has said it planned to create at least 1200 new jobs at its Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria.


State DOT execs, transportation reps throw support behind reauthorization bill  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — State DOT executives and transportation industry representatives threw their full support behind a bipartisan goal to draft a full five-year ...


FMCSA Prepares Drug And Alcohol CDL Clearinghouse  TruckingNewsNow.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to ...


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 ...


Surety Bond Authority Introduces Freight Broker Bond to its Product Lineup  PR Web

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2019 -- Surety Bond Authority is introducing the $75000 Freight Broker Bond to its surety bond products. The Freight Broker.


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'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 ...


FMCSA Medical Certification Process Under DOT Inspector General Audit  Transport Topics Online

A spike in truck-involved fatal crashes and fraudulent truck driver medical certification cases has spurred a Department of Transportation Inspector General audit ...


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 ...


Doggett Technicians showoff skills at Arkansas tech contest  Trucks, Parts, Service

Doggett Freightliner named team champion at Arkansas Trucking Competition tech contest and sees four technicians take home top awards. Read more on TPS.


FMCSA announces proposal to expand under-21 pilot program  Commercial Carrier Journal

Update – Tuesday, July 16: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a Federal Register notice that it is extending the comment period for ...


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.


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 ...


FMCSA to Drivers: Don't Overthink Personal Conveyance Time  Transport Topics Online

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some truck drivers still are grappling with the definition of personal conveyance time. They shouldn't be, according to a top executive for the ...


Who’s really hauling spot market freight?  FreightWaves

Michigan State University and the FreightWaves Freight Intel Group have developed research on spot market freight. Read about that research here.


FMCSA seeks data from truckers on detention time  Overdrive Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking truck drivers and industry stakeholders for information about driver detention times at shipping and ...


FMCSA Agrees to Pre-Empt California Meal-and-Rest-Break Rules  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 21 determined that federal rest-break laws pre-empt California's separate meal-and-rest-break ...


HOS Exemptions for Ag Commodities Has Been Approved by White House  Go By Truck News

The FMCSA's potential rulemaking to define which drivers are allowed to run under HOS exemptions for agricultural commodities has been approved by the ...


FMCSA eyes June 7 to publish proposed changes to hours of service  Land Line Magazine

The plan is for the public to get its first glimpse of the proposed changes to the hours-of-*service* regulations on June 7, followed by a short comment period.


Suspected heroin found at home of driver arrested for 7 motorcycle deaths in Randolph  The Union Leader

Packages containing suspected heroin residue were found in the home of the driver charged with killing seven motorcyclists Friday in the North Country, ...


Ex-Alabama Trooper Admits Hacking Into FMCSA Database  Transport Topics Online

A former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to hacking into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's computer databases, gaining access to ...


Minnesota carrier that employed hundreds of truckers suddenly shuts down  CDLLife

A Minnesota trucking company closed down for good without warning yesterday, leaving hundreds of workers stunned.


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 still reviewing HOS comments  Fleet Owner

The head of the FMCSA said the agency is still reviewing the 5200 public comments it received regarding potential HOS changes.


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 taking applications for under-21 military vet program  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting applications for its pilot program for 18-to-21-year-old military truck drivers. The pilot program ...


Fatal crashes involving trucks increase after ELDs  CDLLife

New data from federal transportation officials indicates that fatal crashes involving commercial vehicles increased in the first year after the ELD Mandate went ...


USDOT Wants More Flexible Skills Tests For Truck, Bus Drivers  TruckingNewsNow.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today ...


FMCSA's hours of service proposal could be impeded by government shutdown  Commercial Carrier Journal

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government could delay the publication of a proposed rule to reform hours of *service* regulations, according to a U.S. DOT ...


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 Formally Ends Its Driver Diabetes Exemption Program  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Feb. 21 formally announced the immediate end of its exemption process for the medical certification of ...


FMCSA Updates Truckers on Parking, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Issues  Transport Topics Online

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A top Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official updated truckers on the agency's efforts to mitigate parking problems and the ...


Exemption Denied Again for Small Trucking Companies  Supply and Demand Chain Executive

According to Freight Waves Tuesday afternoon, a group representing trucking and other companies with 50 or less employees has been denied an exemption ...


FMCSA files pre-rule for agriculture hauling exeptions  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has filed a “pre-rule,” also known as an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, with the White House's Office ...


Not Everyone's Happy with FMCSA's Preemption of California Break Rules  Heavy Duty Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration s pre-holiday granting of petitions to preempt California s meal and rest break rules for truck drivers, which differ ...


FMCSA seeks input about truck drivers' detention time  Land Line Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting information regarding driver detention times and how it affects roadway safety. FMCSA submitted a ...


NTEA addresses a truck's GCWR in recent technical article  Trailer/Body Builders

NTEA recently published a technical article addressing a trucks' gross combined weight rating and where to find it.


Trump's FMCSA Budget Request Higher Than Enacted Levels  Transport Topics Online

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget request proposes increasing funding for federal trucking regulators. Overall, the U.S. Department of Transportation ...


OMB begins review of FMCSA proposal on hours-of-service rules for agricultural commodities  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 17 submitted for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget an ...


US DOT to evaluate the FMCSA medical certification program  Commercial Carrier Journal

Spurred by a wake of criminal charges against medical examiners who have fraudulently issued DOT medical certificates to truck operators, the U.S. DOT's ...


Hours update: Congress advances 30-minute break provision, FMCSA to kill 2013 restart regs  Overdrive Magazine

It appears likely that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will miss its projected June 7 date for unveiling its proposal for overhauling hours of *service* ...


FMCSA approve new cargo securement methods  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a Federal Register notice published April 15 that truck drivers hauling certain agricultural ...


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