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FMCSA rejects fleet's 30-minute break exemption request
Overdrive Magazine
In its denial, FMCSA says when the 30-minute break provision was proposed, it was based on research that stated periods free from work were followed by improved work performance. The agency says the break benefits drivers and improves safety.

Trucking Industry Waiting for FMCSA's ELD Enforcement Plan
With just five months to a Dec. 18 federal mandate that requires truckers to adopt electronic logging devices to track how much time they spend driving their vehicles, drivers and others are starting to ask how the program will be enforced. The ...
Omnitracs registers ELD solution with FMCSAFleet Owner
New online tool from FMCSA allows ELD manufacturers to test roadside file transferCommercial Carrier Journal
ELD rule probably here to stay, despite Congressional riderAmerican Trucker
Land Line Magazine -Logistics Management -FreightWaves (blog)
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Heavy Duty Trucking

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online
Heavy Duty Trucking
Also of interest is that elsewhere on the site, FMCSA now states that it will be further “enhancing the [ELD] registration process for suppliers. The agency says that “coming soon” will be these enhancements: FMCSA's public key; FMCSA's email address ...

Overdrive Magazine

FMCSA adds tool for ELD makers to test units' roadside data transfer capabilities
Overdrive Magazine
Use of the ELD File Validator, as the agency has dubbed it, is not required of manufacturers to self-certify, FMCSA says. But the agency encourages manufacturers to use the tool “to help the self-certification process go as smoothly as possible.” ...

Overdrive Magazine

Short-haul intermodal fleet petitions FMCSA for logbook exemption
Overdrive Magazine
In its exemption request, RDS says that if the exemption is granted, it will allow FMCSA and state enforcement officials to access its data as both a monitoring and training tool. The company adds it will maintain a “Satisfactory” CSA rating, drivers ...

GAO audit: FMCSA's IT systems, including URS, are 'inadequate'
Land Line Magazine
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's information technology systems' planning and oversights are inadequate, according to a Government Accountability Office report. FMCSA's IT system is responsible for enforcement, compliance, inspection ...

Material Handling & Logistics

Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System Needs Some Tweaking
Material Handling & Logistics
While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System used to identify commercial motor vehicle carriers at high risk for future crashes is conceptually sound, several features of its implementation need improvement, ...

Commercial Carrier Journal

FMCSA, ATA partner to urge drivers to drive safely around trucks
Commercial Carrier Journal
Joining FMCSA in the “Our Roads, Our Safety” campaign are the American Trucking Associations, AAA and the American Bus Association in an effort to reduce highway fatalities, especially those involving commercial vehicles, through public awareness and ...
NAS issues recommendations on reforming CSA programAmerican Shipper (subscription)
Between cynicism and hope: Readers, associations weigh in on ramifications of CSA studyOverdrive Magazine
International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. US Department of TransportationThe Recorder

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FMCSA Announces Electronic Logging Device Implementation National Tour
Occupational Health and Safety
The FMCSA has announced its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour, which will be used to educated commercial drivers and help them transition to ELDs. As required by law, all carriers subject to the ELD Rule must convert to ELD ...

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Government Report Critical of FMCSA's Slow IT Progress
Go By Truck News
The report goes on to state FMCSA “lacks complete plans to guide its systems modernization efforts. Specifically, the agency's IT strategic plan lacks key elements. While the agency has an IT strategic plan that describes the technical strategy, vision ...

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