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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 ...


FMCSA: “California Law Is Incompatible With Federal Regulations”  TruckingNewsNow.com

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


FMCSA Relaxes HOS Rules as Flooding Ravages Midwest  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 19 declared a state of emergency in 16 Midwestern states that have been saturated by heavy rains.


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 Provides Resources for Implementing Upcoming Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released additional online resources for Commercial Driver's License (CDL) holders, employers, state ...


FMCSA Issues Emergency Declaration for Historic Midwest Flooding  Heavy Duty Trucking

The FMCSA has declared an emergency for the Midwest states hit by historic flooding, freeing up local trucking companies like Crete and Werner to deliver ...


FMCSA Adjusts HOS for MW Floods  Go By Truck News

On March 19, the FMCSA declared a state of emergency in 16 Midwestern states that have been flooded by nonstop heavy rain. HOS (hours-of-*service* ) ...


Driver training regs amended for upgrade to Class A CDL  Commercial Carrier Journal

Drivers upgrading from a Class B commercial driver's license holders to a Class A CDL will soon have an easier path to do so. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...


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 chief Martinez's reception at TCA marks improved relationship between regulators and industry  FreightWaves

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) head Ray Martinez enjoyed a warm welcome on March 12 at a general session of the Truckload Carriers ...


FMCSA will use ELD data to amend HOS rules  Supply Chain Dive

Data from ELDs are informing the hours of *service* (HOS) rule review in process, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) head Ray Martinez said in ...


FMCSA Ends Diabetic Exemptions  Go By Truck News

Last Thursday, February 21, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the immediate end of the diabetic drivers' exemption process.


FMCSA considering petition for HOS exemption for livestock, insect, aquatic animal haulers  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a petition that aims to amend hours-of-*service* requirements for haulers ...


FMCSA offers resources for CDL driver drug, alcohol info clearinghouse  American Trucker

Clearinghouse will identify CDL drivers who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements in "real time," FMCSA says, and will be safer.


A reporter looked into the FMCSA’s trucking experience. Turns out they have none.  CDLLife

A new report published by a major mainstream media news outlet this week confirms what many truckers have long suspected -- that none of the Federal Motor ...


FMCSA Offers Online CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Resource  Heavy Duty Trucking

The FMCSA released new online resources regarding the upcoming implementation of its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for commercial vehicle industry ...


Regional Emergency Declaration (Hours of Service)/Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination (Temporary Operating Authority): Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 19th Announcement  JD Supra

The Arkansas Oil Marketers Association publication Breaking News referenced two announcements by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...


FMCSA discusses hours of service, ELD compliance, & more  Commercial Carrier Journal

At the Omnitracs Outlook user conference on Feb. 25 in Dallas, the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Ray Martinez, said the ...


Railroad Representatives Petition FMCSA for HOS Exemption  Transport Topics Online

Two companies and a trade association representing railroad employees have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from certain ...


FMCSA confirms that Hours of Service changes are coming soon  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has publicly confirmed that there are major changes coming to the current Hours of *Service* (HOS) ...


Transporting hazardous materials | Tank Truck Week 2018  Modern Bulk Transporter

Rules and regulations affecting tank truck carriers and tank manufacturers.


Hours-of-service regulations lifted for historic Midwest flooding relief efforts  FreightWaves

Heavy snow melt and rains have caused historic flooding in 16 states and the FMCSA has lifted certain regulations as a result.


FMCSA confirms proceeding with proposal for hours overhaul  Overdrive Magazine

Ray Martinez, head of the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, confirmed Monday that the agency is planning to propose a rule to overhaul ...


FMCSA streamlines process for upgrading from Class B CDL to Class A  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Tuesday issued a final rule streamlining the process and reducing costs to upgrade from a ...


FMCSA Administrator: Please Prepare Now for ELD Deadline  Heavy Duty Trucking

Ray Martinez, administrator of the FMCSA, asked attendees at Omnitracs s user conference to please prepare for the December transition from AOBRDs to ELDs ...


FMCSA moves to ease path from CDL Class B to Class A  Concrete Produts

Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. FMCSA indicates in a Federal Register notice its intention to amend entry-level driver training (ELDT) terms ...


Ex-Trooper Hacked into FMCSA Database  Go By Truck News

Former trooper, Gary Scott Stratton, recently pleaded guilty to gaining unauthorized entry into DOT's Computer Driver's License Information System that ...


Produce Industry Wants HOS Changes  Go By Truck News

A produce coalition is petitioning the FMCSA to adjust specific HOS rules and the ELD mandate to help get *fresh* product to the market faster.


FMCSA issues regional exemptions to HOS because of flooding  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week has issued regional exemptions to the Hours of *Service* as a result of the recent ...


FMCSA Simplifies CDL Upgrades  Go By Truck News

The FMCSA is streamlining the upgrade process that will allow for an easier transition from the Class B to Class A CDL for truck drivers.


FMCSA eases rules to upgrade from class B to class A CDL  Supply Chain Dive

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated the process and reduced the price to upgrade from a class B to a class A Commercial Driver's ...


Bill would broaden 'agricultural commodity' definition for Ag hauler HOS exemption  American Trucker

These are questions that trucking companies hauling agricultural goods and commodities have long asked: what exactly counts as an agricultural commodity to ...


Carriers Benefit As FMCSA Preempts California’s Meal & Rest Break Laws  JD Supra

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it was exercising its authority under federal law to rule that California's meal ...


Truck drivers plan protest, hope to steer safety conversation  WYFF4 Greenville

Truck drivers nationwide are voicing concern over safety standards. WYFF News 4 caught up to a few truckers at a stop in Cowpens. They are part of the Black ...


Recent study finds ELD mandate had no significant impact on crash rates  FreightWaves

While the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has indeed improved hours of *service* (HOS) compliance, a recent study found that the mandate's potential ...


Waste and Recycling Industry Continues to Seek Relief from ELD Rule  waste360

NWRA has filed petitions requesting an industrywide exemption of ELDs, and Waste Management sought relief under the federal short-haul requirements.


Ag shippers seek funding action for stressed out transportation system  FreightWaves

At seemingly every turn in the supply chain, agribusiness shippers say they are feeling the hurt caused by rail and truck equipment shortages, burdensome ...


2 dead when Florida-to-New York City charter bus overturns in Virginia  KGO-TV

Two people were killed when a charter bus traveling from Florida to New York overturned on an Interstate 95 exit in Virginia Tuesday morning.


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'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 ...


Today's Pickup: New electric option for Ford chassis; Colorado lowers driving age; cargo volumes thrive in Long Beach  FreightWaves

The Motiv EPIC all-electric chassis will be installed on Ford F-59 glider chassis at a Detroit Custom Chassis plant. Also, Colorado passes bill lowering the ...


Protect Yourself and Your Belongings How to Choose the Best Mover for Your Move  Magazine of Santa Clarita

Asking the right questions when researching moving companies for your upcoming move will equip you to make the best choice. Be sure to ask the following ...


FMCSA Grants One HOS Exemption, Receives Request for Another  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted reprieve from hours-of-*service* rules to one group and received an exemption request from the rules ...


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 ...


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 ...


FMCSA to allow use of Stoneridge's camera system in place of mirrors  Fleet Owner

FMCSA has granted Stoneridge Inc. a five-year exemption to install its camera-monitoring system on trucks instead of traditional rear-view mirrors.


FMCSA Drops Plan for Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scrapped plans for a 12-month split sleeper berth pilot program designed to collect real-world data on the ...


FMCSA says split-sleeper birth study no longer needed  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has cancelled a study meant to gauge the safety aspects of allowing truck drivers to split their on- and off-duty ...


Cathy Gautreaux Leaving FMCSA for NHTSA  Transport Topics Online

Cathy Gautreaux, deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be leaving the agency, an agency spokesman confirmed.


FMCSA considers HOS rule changes  Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering changes to four areas of the existing hours-of-*service* (HOS) regulations, and has ...


Govt shutdown has small impact on FMCSA and FHWA employees  Commercial Carrier Journal

The lingering shutdown of certain portions of the federal government has little effect on employees at the two U.S. DOT agencies tasked with overseeing trucking ...


Outdated FMCSA Medical Examiners Handbook Taking Years to Rewrite  Transport Topics Online

The medical community has been waiting nearly three years for the FMCSA Medical Examiner's Handbook to be updated.


Better Business Bureau investigates Waco moving company  KCENTV.com

WACO, Texas — The Better Business Bureau is investigating Waco-based moving company Superior Vanlines after it received 20 complaints and negative ...


FMCSA Receives Three HOS Exemption Requests  Transport Topics Online

Several industry groups are petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions from certain hours-of-*service* rules. Four trade ...


FMCSA wants HOS pre-rule approval from White House  Commercial Carrier Journal

Though details are sparse, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval from the White House to publish a so-called “pre-rule” regarding ...


FMCSA drug testing program in DOT crosshairs  FreightWaves

Internal auditors at the U.S. Department of Transportation could soon be conducting a review of the FMCSA's drug testing program as part of a transportation ...


FMCSA to Outline Priorities at TRB Session Jan. 15  Transport Topics Online

The country's top trucking regulator is scheduled to host its annual policy review session at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting Jan. 15, the ...


FMCSA Rule Eliminating Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers Takes Effect  Transport Topics Online

The rule eliminates a typical two- or three-month delay for diabetic drivers to navigate a bureaucratic process requesting an exemption from the Federal Motor ...


Hours of Service rule victim of government shutdown  FreightWaves

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) ambitious goal to get a final rule on hours-of-*service* (HOS) in place within a year of its initial ...


FMCSA Grants Pyrotechnics Group ELD Exemption  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted certain members of the American Pyrotechnics Association reprieve from the electronic logging ...


FMCSA Receives Petition, Grants HOS Exemption  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has received an exemption request from hours-of-*service* rules from one trade association and ...


FMCSA Plans to Expand Off-Site Carrier Audits to All 50 States Over Next Year  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next year plans to expand implementation of its “off-site safety audit” review process from 10 test states ...


A glimpse into the mind of the new FMCSA  Fleet Owner

AUSTIN, TX. There's been a different tone at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)—it's stood out this year as the agency has held, ...


Driver training rule phase-in on course despite technical concerns  FreightWaves

The federal government's entry-level driver training rule is not scheduled for implementation until February 6, 2020, but the industry's major carrier representative ...


EROAD submits HOS research to FMCSA  Modern Bulk Transporter

EROAD recently provided “valuable and relevant data” to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


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 ...


Trucking companies exposed to new liability risk after FMCSA preemption  FreightWaves

Trucking companies could be exposed to increased liability while a challenge to FMCSA's hours-of-*service* preemption in California is pending.


FMCSA to Hold Listening Session on Proposed HOS Changes  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has planned a public listening session this month to discuss several proposed changes to the commercial motor ...


FMCSA Drops Exemption Process for Insulin-Treated Diabetic Drivers  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that will allow certificated medical examiners to decide whether truck drivers with stable ...


FMCSA OKs Stoneridge Camera System as Alternative to Mirrors  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 26 announced it has issued a five-year exemption to Stoneridge Inc. to allow its aftermarket MirrorEye ...


FMCSA seeking input on proposed changes to trucker hours-of-service rules  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on its hours-of- *service* ...


Stopping the rise in truck fatalities is in your hands  Fleet Owner

FMCSA data shows the way to stem the tide of truck-related fatalities on the roads is in trucking's hands. Here are three ways to put those hands to work for sa.


FMCSA's Ray Martinez Indicates Concern Over California's Meal, Rest Break Rule  Transport Topics Online

AUSTIN, Texas — As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares to evaluate comments related to California's meal-and-rest-break requirements, ...


FMCSA Grants Waste Management HOS Exemption  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted Waste Management Holdings Inc. an exemption from certain hours-of-*service* rules. According to a ...


FMCSA Says No to 10 Groups Asking for Electronic Logging Device Mandate Exemptions  DTN The Progressive Farmer

Nearly one year after the electronic logging device mandate took effect, 10 different trucking groups' requests for exemptions to the mandate were rejected by ...


FMCSA, Others Tackle Truck Parking Problem  Transport Topics Online

Elected officials are becoming more aware of the truck parking problem, but many can't seem to convince their constituents why they should care, according to ...


FMCSA releases final rule lifting exemptions for truck drivers with diabetes  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule intended to ease restrictions on commercial motor vehicle drivers whose ...


FMCSA to begin years-long CSA overhaul to improve safety  Commercial Carrier Journal

Between 2012 and 2017, fatalities involving large trucks and buses grew by 10.2 percent. While it isn't fair to lay blame at the feet of CSA, clearly the program ...


FMCSA schedules HOS listening session Sept. 22 in Nevada  Fleet Owner

FMCSA will hold a public listening session Saturday, Sept. 22 in Reno, NV on potential changes to its Hours of *Service* (HOS) rules for commercial truck drivers.


Groups ask FMCSA for expanded hours of service options for livestock haulers  Commercial Carrier Journal

A coalition of groups representing livestock haulers and others has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for more lenient hours of *service* ...


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 ...


Hauler Among ELD Exemption Requests Denied by FMCSA  waste360

On December 7, FMCSA announced the denials of 10 ELD exemption requests, including one from American Disposal Services.


FMCSA implements 2012's MAP-21 provisions  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose a rule Thursday that will, if made final, set criteria by which the agency could immediately revoke ...


FMCSA report outlines plan to overhaul CSA, with tests of new system slated to begin in Sept.  Commercial Carrier Journal

Complying with an order from Congress issued in 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a report on how it plans to proceed in ...


FMCSA to begin testing new carrier safety scoring system this fall  Overdrive Magazine

Complying with an order from Congress issued in 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a report on how it plans to proceed in ...


FMCSA's Cathy Gautreaux Values Partnerships, Industry Perspectives  Transport Topics Online

FRISCO, Texas — Cathy Gautreaux, deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, emphasized the value of partnership and industry ...


FMCSA Listening Session Attendees Call for Flexible HOS Rules  Transport Topics Online

The majority of the requests brought before top Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials at a public listening session on hours-of- *service* rules can be ...


FMCSA denies ELD exemption requests from several groups  Commercial Carrier Journal

In a Federal Register notice set to be published Friday, Dec. 7, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the denial of 10 electronic logging ...


FMCSA will no longer assume a commercial driver "is always a human" as it prods autonomous trucking  FreightWaves

But lead agency for commercial vehicle safety says autonomous trucking will serve drivers well and make industry better.


ATA Challenges California's Meal, Rest Break Rules in Petition to FMCSA  Transport Topics Online

American Trucking Associations has petitioned the trucking industry's top regulator to determine that California's meal-and-rest-break requirements are ...


Key takeaways from the FMCSA HOS listening session in Joplin  FreightWaves

FMCSA Administrator Martinez and his officials listened to truck drivers and fleet owners as they asked for more flexibility in the hours of *service*. The usefulness ...


FMCSA Exempts Truckers From California Meal and Rest Break Rule  Trucks.com

FMCSA exempts truckers from California rule that led trucking firms to settle hundreds of lawsuits for failing to pay drivers for meal breaks.


Most States Don't Experience CDL Skills Test Delays, FMCSA Survey Shows  Transport Topics Online

The large majority of states are experiencing few delays in scheduling entry-level truck drivers for their skills tests, according to a new congressionally mandated ...


FMCSA grants two construction-related HOS exemptions  Fleet Owner

Concrete pavement and construction groups made a successful argument to the government to exempt ready-mix concrete haulers from two hours-of-*service* ...


FMCSA says yes to truck side mirrors with camera system  Commercial Carrier Journal

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is inching forward with efforts to replace large truck side mirrors with a high-resolution – and more ...


FMCSA to hold public listening session on potential HOS changes  Logistics Management

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced this week that a public listening session on potential changes to truck driver ...


Troublesome increase in commercial motor vehicle fatalities; FMCSA says unbelted drivers still a major reason  FreightWaves

There has been a significant increase in commercial motor vehicle fatalities over the past two years, and lack of seat belt usage was cited by a leading federal ...


OOIDA Opposes FMCSA's Decision on CA's Meal, Rest Break Rule  Go By Truck News

OOIDA recently stated it disagrees with the FMCSA's (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's) decision to preempt California's meal, rest break rules.


FMCSA Says Rate of Truck-Occupant Deaths and Fatal Crashes Continues to Climb  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — Federal trucking regulators expressed concern over increasing numbers of large-truck-involved fatal crashes in work zones and a continuing ...


Ray Martinez of FMCSA hopes to expedite HOS reforms  Commercial Carrier Journal

If the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration decides to proceed with any hours of *service* reforms after it wraps up its recently announced feedback tour, ...


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