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FMCSA asks for comment on plan to fast-track driverless trucks  CDLLife

This week, federal agencies have announced plans to remove "unnecessary regulatory barriers" that would slow down the deployment of driverless truck ...


Teamsters oppose proposed FMCSA pilot to lower driver age to 18  Supply Chain Dive

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters voiced its opposition this week to a proposed pilot program from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...


FMCSA, NHTSA seek input on regulations for automated driving systems  Land Line Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued on Wednesday, May 22, advance notices of ...


FMCSA's Medical Review Board to meet in July  Land Line Magazine

The FMCSA's Medical Review Board will continue the process of revising the handbook for certified medical examiners with meetings July 15-16 in Arlington, Va ...


FMCSA floating idea to allow more teenage truck drivers in interstate commerce  Logistics Management

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a “potential” pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18 to 20 to operate ...


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.


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 moves forward with under 21 truck driver pilot program  CDLLife

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially announced their intentions to move forward with a plan that would allow teenagers to ...


Teamsters join fight against push for younger drivers  Land Line Magazine

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is speaking out against the FMCSA's attempt to start a second pilot program that would allow under-21 drivers to ...


FMCSA webpage answers FAQs on upcoming database of CMV drivers who fail drug, alcohol tests  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a webpage that outlines specifics of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a national ...


Federal Law Preempts California’s Meal And Rest Break Laws For Commercial Drivers  JD Supra

Judge George H. Wu of the United States District Court for the Central District of California recently dismissed meal and rest break claims brought under the ...


FMCSA: New, flexible federal HOS rules for trucking due in June  Fleet Owner

After months of public comments and listening sessions, the DOT and FMCSA plans to ease HOS rules while still focusing on driver safety.


FMCSA's Meal, Rest Break Ruling Withstands First Court Challenge  Transport Topics Online

A California court has dismissed a truck driver's claims regarding the state's meal-and-rest-break provisions, which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...


FMCSA begins process of potentially redefining 'ag commodities' for hours exemptions  Overdrive Magazine

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 ...


Woman sentenced in scheme to falsify DOT exams  Land Line Magazine

An employee involved in a scheme to submit falsified commercial driver's license medical examinations to the FMCSA was convicted and sentenced to 24 ...


FMCSA seeks comment on proposed driver age pilot  Supply Chain Dive

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks public comment on a proposed pilot program that would allow drivers aged 18 to 20 to drive ...


Trucking groups split on pilot program for younger drivers  Modern Bulk Transporter

Trucking groups disagree on pilot program to allow non-military commercial drivers under 21 to operate in interstate commerce.


FMCSA allows exemption for Groendyke's extra tanker lights  Land Line Magazine

Groendyke Transport has gotten the green light for its pulsating lights on the backs of its tanker trailers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ...


Ohio Safety Agency Petitions FMCSA for Veteran Driver Exemptions  Transport Topics Online

The Ohio Department of Public Safety has requested exemption from certain commercial driver license regulations to open up truck-driving opportunities for ...


FMCSA Asks for Comment on Pilot Program for Young Drivers  Go By Truck News

The FMCSA is seeking public comments on a possible pilot program meant to allow young people between the ages of 18 and 20 to operate CMVs interstate.


HOS Updates Expected Soon, but Could Be Long Road, Experts Say  Transport Topics Online

The regulatory journey of federal hours-of-*service* rules is approaching an important turning point as June 7, the scheduled release date for the Department of ...


Court dismisses Alabama trucking company's lawsuit against FMCSA  Land Line Magazine

Saying that the case lacked standing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit dismissed Flat Creek Transportation's lawsuit against FMCSA that claimed ...


Teamsters Oppose Under-21 CDL Pilot Proposal  Benzinga

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union has joined the majority of early commenters rejecting a proposed pilot program to lower the restriction for ...


Trucking Co. Lacks Standing To Sue FMCSA, 11th Circ. Says  Law360

Law360 (May 10, 2019, 3:22 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday that an Alabama-based trucking company lacked standing to sue the Federal ...


FMCSA's Ray Martinez: Industry Collaboration, Data Play Key Roles in Agency's Work  Transport Topics Online

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is focused on improving infrastructure and creating common-sense regulations, and ...


Letter: Crash 'Preventability' Tough to Define  Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics reports in its April 3 article entitled “Crash Not Your Fault? FMCSA Says Soon It Won't Hurt Your CSA Score” that the agency intends to identify ...


FMCSA Clearinghouse Rules Take Effect On January 6, 2020: Are You Ready?  JD Supra

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Clearinghouse will become operational on January 6, 2020, and ...


Bus Association Wants FMCSA Exemption  Go By Truck News

The American Bus Association asks the FMCSA to add drivers of 'passenger-carrying CMVs to the list of exemptions from California's meal and rest break rules.'


ELD and AOBRD: The unanswered questions  FreightWaves

While the majority of truckers transitioned over to electronic logging devices, or ELDs, in their cabs to digitally track their daily driving hours over a year ago, ...


Bus association asks for a free pass from California break laws  Land Line Magazine

The American Bus Association is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to add drivers of passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles to the ...


USX CEO sees big impact on capacity from drug/alcohol clearinghouse  FreightWaves

The introduction of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse in January 2020 is going to have a bigger impact on truck capacity than the recent implementation of the ...


HOS Proposal Reveal Set for June 7  Go By Truck News

DOT has listed June 7 as the projected publication date for its proposal to alter specific aspects of the federal hours of *service* regulations.


California Meal and Rest Break Suit Dismissed on Basis of FMCSA Preemption Stance  Heavy Duty Trucking

A federal district court in California has determined that it lacks jurisdiction to rule on a class-action suit brought against U.S. Xpress that alleges the motor carrier ...


HOS flexibility: Analyzing DOT's looming decision  Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is the first part of a story about the FMCSA's request for comments on its proposal to change hours-of-*service* rules. The next part will be ...


FMCSA grants Groendyke exemption for brake-actuated, pulsing lamp  Modern Bulk Transporter

Groendyke recently was granted a limited five-year exemption to allow use of an amber brake-activated pulsating lamp on its trailers.


Fireworks Groups Want HOS Exemptions  Go By Truck News

Extreme Logistics and the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) have both separately requested HOS exemptions from the FMCSA.


ODPS Asks FMCSA for Veteran Exemptions  Go By Truck News

The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) has recently petitioned the FMCSA for exemption from specific CDL (commercial driver license) regulations to ...


Has Technology Made Highways Any Safer?  EHS Today

The adoption of electronic logging devices by truckers hasn't produced the safety results its proponents expected.


DOT seeks input on testing vehicles with automated driving technologies  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Wednesday issued advance notices of ...


DOT Accelerates Toward Autonomous Driving, While Congress May Be Stopped In Traffic - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Addressing this problem is a priority for a number of lawmakers in Congress. United States Transport Arnold & Porter 21 May 2019.


New ‘flexible’ Hours of Service regulations set to debut in June  CDLLife

The introduction of electronic logging devices and their ability to accurately record hours-of-*service* (HOS) regulations for drivers of commercial motor vehicles ...


OOIDA Comments on FMCSA Notice  Go By Truck News

OOIDA submitted comments on the FMCSA's notice of possible changes to the rule that makes prospective drivers complete an employment application.


The Trucker News Channel Episode #047  The Trucker

In this episode we cover… – Black Smoke Matters post mortem. – Trump trucker tax troubles. – No need to cry over spilled milk in Texas. Related Topics: ...


Potential Pilot to Allow Younger Interstate Truck Drivers  Supply and Demand Chain Executive

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a potential pilot that would allow drivers ranging from ages 18 to 20 to operate ...


California's Meal and Rest Break Rules for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Remain Preempted by Federal Law . . . For Now  The National Law Review

California Ninth Circuit Court dismissed truck driver's claims that U.S. Xpress failed to provide drivers with legally required meal, rest periods compliant with ...


Promising news for companies in the transportation industry  Lexology

Companies in the transportation industry with operations in California have some positive news to celebrate. On May 3, 2019, in Anthony Ayala v. U.S…


Going mirrorless: How soon until cameras replace traditional mirrors?  FreightWaves

Someday in the near future, there will be no need for mirrors on commercial trucks because they may be no drivers to look into them. But until that day, mirrors ...


Alabama flatbed carrier suddenly closes its doors  FreightWaves

For the second time in less than a week, a trucking carrier has shut its doors with no advanced warning. According to media reports in Alabama, Dothan-based ...


Truck crashes are killing more people, despite better inspections and more oversight. How safe are Colorado’s roads?  The Denver Post

Since federal regulators and the trucking industry got serious about safety nearly four decades ago, thousands of lives have been saved on U.S. roads. But last ...


TruckerNation Meets with OMB Regarding Hours of Service  Business Wire

The social media-based trucking advocacy group, TruckerNation, recently met with the OMB regarding HOS regulations viewed by many as restrictive.


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 ...


Could I-70 crash suspect read highway signs in English?  FOX 31 Denver

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- The trucking company that employed I-70 crash suspect Rogel Aguilera-Mederos has been cited 30 times for various safety violations in ...


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 ...


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 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, ...


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 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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


FMCSA Grants SmartDrive Five-Year Exemption Regarding ADAS Camera Placement  Transport Topics Online

Federal trucking regulators on April 15 granted SmartDrive System Inc. a five-year exemption to allow an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) camera to ...


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 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 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 ...


Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Market Technology Growth and Development 2019 to 2023  Market Research Periodical

Latest Industry Research Report On “Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Market – Growth, Trends, And Forecast (2018 – 2023)” in-depth analysis of ...


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, ...


FMCSA Sued by California Over Uniform Meal-and-Rest-Break Declaration  Transport Topics Online

California Sues FMCSA Over Meal-and-Rest-Break Rule Decision.


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 ...


Trucking company involved in I-70 crash only carries $750,000 of liability insurance  FOX 31 Denver

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- If a highway fireball that kills four people, injures six and leaves 28 vehicles incinerated sounds like a multi-million dollar settlement, guess ...


FMCSA Receives HOS Exemption Requests From Fireworks Groups  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received separate exemption requests from Extreme Logistics and the American Pyrotechnics Association ...


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.


The Trucker News Channel Episode #051  The Trucker

In this episode we cover… – Sticky situation on highway. -FMCSA wants younger drivers? – Driver leaves truck running on highway and goes missing.


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 ...


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 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.


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 ...


FMCSA eases process for drivers to upgrade to Class A CDL  Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new final rule streamlining the process of upgrading from a Class B to Class A CDL.


Federal spending bill, FMCSA action extend ELD exemptions  Fleet Owner

The federal spending bill signed into law by President Trump on Feb. 15 contained a measure that allows commercial drivers hauling livestock and insects to ...


FMCSA Receives Two More Petitions for HOS Exemption  Transport Topics Online

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received requests for exemption from hours-of-*service* rules from a trade group representing waste haulers ...


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 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 ...


EROAD submits HOS research to FMCSA  Modern Bulk Transporter

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


FMCSA advances amended entry-level driver training rule  Land Line Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving forward with a final rule aimed at making it easier for drivers to upgrade a Class B commercial driver's ...


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.


FMCSA Grants Ag Haulers a Five-Year Exemption Permitting New Cargo Securement Techniques  Transport Topics Online

Federal regulators have granted a five-year exemption to the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations, clearing a variety ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 reminds truckers drug, alcohol clearinghouse coming soon  The Trucker

Remember two years ago, when it seemed like the entire trucking industry was counting down the days to the ELD deadline? Well, the Federal Motor Carrier ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


With new rules in place, FMCSA rescinds diabetes exemption for commercial drivers  American Trucker

FMCSA withdrew exemptions processes set up in 2003 and 2005 for individuals with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to be medically certified to operate CMVs.


FMCSA launches webpage about upcoming CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse  Land Line Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a webpage on Thursday, March 7, with information about the upcoming implementation of its CDL ...


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.


CHP says they’re catching more truckers driving while high  CDLLife

A recent Facebook post made by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that troopers are seeing an increased number of truck drivers who are under the ...


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) ...


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