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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Posts Guidance on New Broker, Freight Forwarder Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is setting an Oct. 1 deadline for compliance with new requirements for brokers and freight forwarders. In a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113576/fmcsa-posts-guidance-on-new-broker-freight-forwarder-requirements
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Shippers Air Concerns about Driver Coercion Proposal

Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119799/shippers-air-concerns-about-coercion-proposal
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Some Consensus, Some Differences Emerge from CSA Advisory Panel

An advisory committee for the CSA safety enforcement program dove deep into the complex details and emerged with some consensus and some irreconcilable...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111018/some-consensus-some-differences-emerge-from-csa-advisory-panel
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Driver With History of Alcohol Violations Placed Out of Service

The FMCSA ordered truck driver Yakov Zaverukha off the road after he was pulled over in his truck with a blood alcohol level seven times over the legal limit.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134484/driver-with-history-of-alcohol-violations-placed-out-of-service
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance, Safety & Compliance
Coming Soon: No Defects Means No Driver Inspection Report

As soon as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes the final rule, probably on December 18, truck drivers will no longer have to file...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126891/coming-soon-no-defects-means-no-driver-inspection-report
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Sleeper Pilot Program on Track for 2016

It will take another year to launch a pilot program to see if drivers can safely split their sleeper berth rest time. The option is being pushed by carriers...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126154/sleeper-pilot-program-on-track-for-2016
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Expands Cold Weather Emergency Declarations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has expanded emergency declarations it issued earlier this month, waiving enforcement of some federal...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116211/fmcsa-extends-emergency-declarations-to-more-states
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130379/bill-could-be-first-step-to-younger-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Global Fleet, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Operation Safe Driver Week Increases Traffic Safety

Law enforcement agencies will be stepping up traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors for Operation Safe Driver Week, a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125864/operation-safe-driver-week-increases-traffic-safety
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session

A listening session on autonomous vehicles drew public comment from law enforcement officers, truck drivers, fleet executives, OEM representatives and new...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140157/fmcsa-gets-earful-on-autonomous-trucks-at-atlanta-listening-session
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Pilot Program to Allow Under-21 Veterans to Drive Trucks in Interstate Commerce

The U.S. DOT plans to launch a pilot program that would allow 18-20 year olds who have the military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/306071/pilot-program-to-allow-under-21-military-members-to-drive-trucks-in-interstate-c
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
ELD Mandate On the Way, Says FMCSA Official

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish its final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices some time this year, according...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127996/eld-mandate-on-the-way-says-fmcsa-official
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
HOS Log: A Two-Day Trip Becomes a Three-Day Trip

How will the new hours of service rules affect typical 1,000-mile hauls? A few of the new rules can make the timing of a driver's on-duty hours critical to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112262/hos-log-a-two-day-trip-becomes-a-three-day-trip
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Two Drug-fueled Crashes Cause FMCSA to Declare Driver an Imminent Hazard

An Ohio commercial driver was declared an imminent hazard following an on-duty collision that killed two people and an off-duty crash two weeks later, both...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343798/two-drug-fueled-crashes-cause-fmcsa-to-declare-driver-an-imminent-hazard
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
New Highway Law a Big Work Order for FMCSA

The new highway law sets an ambitious agenda for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next couple of years. Most of the requirements in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/108804/new-highway-law-a-big-work-order-for-fmcsa
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
34-Hour Restart Faces Test

The stage is set for a political grilling of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at a House hearing Thursday on the hours-of-service rule. Amid...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115015/34-hour-restart-faces-test
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Counters GAO Critique of Safety Program

The back-and-forth over the Compliance Safety and Accountability enforcement program continues, this time with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116459/fmcsa-counters-gao-critique-of-safety-program
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
New Hours of Service Enforcement Begins Today

It’s the day many in trucking have dreaded. July 1 is the day updated hours of service regulations go into effect. Here's some information to help you make...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112447/new-hours-of-service-enforcement-begins-today
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill

Transportation committees on Capitol Hill are starting to write the policy provisions to reauthorize the highway program that expires this fall, but the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154933/with-funding-clock-ticking-congress-turns-to-highway-bill
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
HDT’s New ELD Channel Keeps You Up to Speed

Heavy Duty Trucking has launched a new ELD channel on Truckinginfo.com that contains every news story, feature article, and video our editors produce on the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142696/hdts-new-eld-channel-keeps-you-up-to-speed
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Pre-Employment Screening Program Website Updated

NIC Technologies, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have released an enhanced version of the Pre-Employment Screening...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117367/pre-employment-screening-program-website-updated
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Answers to Questions about COVID-19 Emergency Declaration for Trucking Relief Supplies

FMCSA's answers to frequently asked questions about the emergency exemption for trucks carrying relief supplies for the COVID-19 epidemic.

https://www.government-fleet.com/353648/answers-to-questions-about-covid-19-emergency-declaration-for-trucking-relief-su
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Idelic Integrates FMCSA BASICs Into Safety Suite

Idelic has incorporated the FMCSA BASICs data standard for all customers into its driver management platform, the Idelic Safety Suite.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/354392/idelic-integrates-fmcsa-basics-into-safety-suite
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131293/federal-panels-to-discuss-driver-wellness-initiative
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141348/another-house-bill-aims-to-delay-eld-rule
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Encouraging Carriers to Update Their Registration

It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114195/fmcsa-encouraging-carriers-to-update-their-registration
Categories: Drivers, Operations
FMCSA Looking at Wider Pilot to Study Allowing Younger Interstate Truck Drivers

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...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331870/fmcsa-looking-at-wider-pilot-to-study-allowing-younger-interstate-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety & Compliance
70 Answers to Top ELD Questions

The ELD mandate has led to a lot of questions for fleets, with the government continuing to clarify and tweak the regulation weekly. We’ve endeavored to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157837/70-answers-to-top-eld-questions
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Ferro Discusses Split Sleep Study, CSA, Hours of Service, Electronic Logs at MATS Fleet Forum

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- While encouraging audience members to file their comments on recently proposed legislation for mandatory electronic logs and the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117308/ferro-discusses-split-sleep-study-csa-hours-of-service-electronic-logs-at-mats-fleet-forum
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Proposed Rule Would Simplify Insulin Exemption for Drivers

The FMCSA has proposed that drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles without first...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129287/proposed-rule-would-simplify-insulin-exemption-for-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Judge Overrules FMCSA Shutdown Order of Illinois Trucking Company

Just over two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered an Illinois-based trucking company to shut down all interstate movements,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117609/judge-overrules-fmcsa-shut-down-order-of-carrier
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. “Trucking Alliance”) has submitted a set of comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/139100/trucking-alliance-pulls-hard-for-hair-testing
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Audit Finds Shortfalls in National Medical Examiner Registry

The National Registry of Medical Examiners has been plagued with problems since its rollout in 2014, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10134773/audit-finds-shortfalls-in-national-medical-examiner-registry
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
FMCSA Takes Driver ELD Education on the Road

The FMCSA has announced a public education and outreach campaign to help commercial driver transition to electronic logging devices called the ELD...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141185/fmcsa-takes-driver-eld-education-on-the-road
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Regulatory Climate Explored at Zonar Conference

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a number of proposed rules scheduled for this summer, including establishing a drug and alcohol...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111632/regulatory-climate-explored-at-zonar-conference
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Household Movers Seek Exemption to 14-Hour Rule

Household goods movers represented by the American Moving and Storage Association are asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125230/household-movers-seek-exemption-to-14-hour-rule
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
DOT Issues Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Coronavirus Relief

In a historic first, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/353313/usdot-issues-national-emergency-declaration-for-commercial-vehicles-delivering-r
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

Proposed national entry-level driver training requirements focus on a minimum amount of behind-the-wheel training.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134028/fmcsa-proposes-entry-level-driver-training-rule
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Changes Instructions for Off-Duty Time

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has simplified its instructions for driver off-duty time, issuing a new "guidance" regarding the need to get...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112638/fmcsa-changes-instructions-for-off-duty-time
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Drivers Physicals Must Now Be Performed by Certified Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding the trucking industry Wednesday marks the start of new regulations requiring that all U.S. DOT...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118275/drivers-physicals-must-now-be-performed-by-certified-medical-examiners
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
OOIDA Calls for Ferro's Resignation

OOIDA says Administrator Ferro’s failure to perform her duties impartially, her failure to lead her agency to fulfill Congressional mandates, and her...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118557/ooida-calls-for-ferro-s-resignation
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Garners Assist in Court Fight over ELD Rule

The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135664/fmcsa-garners-assist-in-court-fight-over-eld-rule
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141324/could-house-bill-slow-or-even-stop-eld-rule
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131723/fmcsa-ends-restart-study-data-collection
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137469/fleets-seek-immediate-hair-testing-action-by-fmcsa
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109409/top-10-trucking-stories-and-trends-from-2012-part-1
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143250/indiana-wants-eld-rule-delayed
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Federal Truck Safety Program Will Continue Despite Shutdown

UPDATED—12:00 a.m., Federal truck safety programs will continue to operate despite a partial government shutdown that took effect at midnight.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114056/federal-truck-safety-program-will-continue-despite-shutdown
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
California Meal and Rest Break Suit Dismissed on Basis of FMCSA Preemption Stance

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

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331323/calif-meal-and-rest-break-suit-dismissed-on-basis-of-fmcsa-preemption-stance
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Eases Enforcement of Break Requirement for Short-Haul Drivers

Short-haul drivers who find that they unexpectedly exceed their daily limits can get relief from enforcement of the 30-minute break requirement.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/115471/fmcsa-eases-enforcement-of-break-requirement-for-short-haul-drivers


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