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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/138047/fmcsa-finally-issues-final-rule-on-driver-training-standards
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Carriers Air Concerns about Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118091/carriers-air-concerns-about-drug-alcohol-clearinghouse
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Seeks to Ease the Way for Vets to Become Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134197/fmcsa-seeks-to-ease-the-way-for-vets-to-become-truckers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Study: New HOS Rules Result in Productivity Losses

The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114943/study-new-hos-rules-result-in-productivity-losses
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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279396/impact-of-full-eld-enforcement-a-firehose-of-violations
Categories: Drivers
FMCSA to Study Crimes against Minority Male and Female Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to study the “prevalence, seriousness, and nature of the problem of harassment and assaults” against...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/352199/fmcsa-to-study-crimes-against-minority-women-truckers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Gaines Motor Lines of N.C., along with company officials Tim Gaines...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114967/osha-levies-1-million-fine-against-carrier-for-firing-whistleblowers
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, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Shuts Down Trucking Operations in Iowa and Massachusetts

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has ordered the immediate shut-down of two trucking...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117078/fmcsa-shuts-down-trucking-operations-in-iowa-and-massachusetts
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance

In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the National Propane Gas Association on Wednesday called on him to grant regional exemptions from...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115969/propane-haulers-ask-for-regional-hos-exemptions
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

If anyone thinks the FMCSA is not serious about trucking and bus companies staying off the road after it has ordered them to shut down, due to safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112267/two-indicted-for-ignoring-fmcsa-out-of-service-order
Categories: Drivers
FMCSA Seeking Comments on Another Participant in Cross-Border Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on allowing another Mexico-based carrier in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111241/fmcsa-seeking-comments-on-allow-another-participant-in-cross-border-trucking-program
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141668/3-ways-elds-should-help-prevent-driver-coercion
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued two alerts, one about truck drivers being defrauded and another about the importance of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110970/fmcsa-issues-warnings-over-hiring-fraud-and-motor-carrier-pins
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114265/ftr-s-august-trucking-conditions-index-improves
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Study Says PSP Program Lowering Crash and Driver OOS Numbers

A recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report shows that motor carriers using the agency’s Pre-Employment Screening Program are seeing a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115028/fmcsa-study-says-psp-program-lowering-crash-and-driver-oos-numbers
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, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance regarding hours of service logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119133/electronic-signatures-now-allowed-on-driver-logging-programs
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Eases CDL Process for States

In response to petitions from states and the industry, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is changing provisions of its commercial driver’s...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110683/fmcsa-eases-cdl-process-for-states
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Considers Changing Driver Vision Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to ease its standards for granting exemptions to driver vision requirements.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115485/fmcsa-considers-changing-driver-vision-exemption
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance

Legislation has been introduced on Capitol Hill allowing trucking companies the option of using hair testing for illegal drugs as an approved method of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114650/proposal-would-allow-for-hair-testing-of-truckers-for-illegal-drugs
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, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Court Upholds 34-Hour Restart, Rejects 30-Minute Break for Short-Haul Drivers

A federal appeals court generally affirmed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours-of-service rule. It rejected the agency’s application...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112989/court-upholds-most-of-hours-of-service-rule
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered truck driver James H. Patterson not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126796/fmcsa-declares-florida-driver-an-imminent-hazard
Categories: Drivers
FMCSA Accepting Applications for Younger Driver Pilot Program

The FMCSA is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the U.S. Military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/333104/fmcsa-accepting-applications-for-younger-driver-pilot-program
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Seeks Comments on ELD Registration Plan

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took a step toward the pending electronic logging mandate with a notice about registering the devices log...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126180/fmcsa-seeks-comments-on-eld-registration-plan
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Trucker Ordered Off the Road as Hazard to the Public

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared New Mexico-licensed truck driver Bobby C. Cleveland to be an imminent hazard to public safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111704/fmcsa-orders-trucker-off-the-road-as-hazard-to-the-public
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

A previous 90-day waiver was completed successfully with no adverse effects to safety. This is the second exemption to be granted by the agency.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118576/fmcsa-exempts-livestock-haulers-from-30-minute-break-rule
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Getting Closer to Decision on Crash Accountability

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finished its analysis of crash accountability and is now reviewing the work in preparation for public...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113490/fmcsa-getting-closer-to-decision-on-crash-accountability
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Fatigue Management Program Near Completion

A coalition of U.S. and Canadian trucking interests are close to releasing a best-practices manual for fatigue management.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111125/fatigue-management-program-near-completion
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119341/ooida-praising-truckers-lawsuit-against-fmcsa-over-driver-safety-records
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
More Than 30,000 on Certified Medical Examiners Registry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday that 8,000 more health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118930/more-than-30-000-medical-professionals-now-on-certified-medical-examiners-registry
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Specialized Carriers Seek Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement

The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126609/specialized-carriers-seek-exemption-from-30-minute-break-requirement
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance

Trucking companies, drivers and the general public who share the road with trucks would all benefit from an approach that treats truck driver health as an...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153076/taking-the-driver-physical-to-a-new-level-1
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Proposal Nears Publication

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now one step away from publishing a proposal to create a national database containing driver drug and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116143/drug-alcohol-clearinghouse-proposal-nears-publication
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129352/dot-to-audit-fmcsa-high-risk-investigative-practices
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
What ELD Enforcement Could Look Like on Day 1

The electronic logging device rule takes effect on Dec. 18, but many fleets and drivers may not be compliant with it in time. So, what will enforcement look...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143468/what-eld-enforcement-could-look-like-on-day-1
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, 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), Safety & Compliance
Commentary: The Dark Side of Electronic Logging Devices

The law is one thing, company policy another, but the relationship between driver and dispatcher is where reality happens.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156750/commentary-the-dark-side-of-electronic-logging-devices
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS

FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130711/fmcsa-supports-gao-recommendations-for-hos
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Bill Challenges FMCSA to Write Sleep Disorder Rule

Two congressmen have introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113707/bill-challenges-fmcsa-to-write-sleep-disorder-rule
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143199/fmcsa-to-study-excessive-commuting-by-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278629/dot-digs-into-data-on-driver-detention
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Orders South Dakota Carrier, Driver Out of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127797/fmcsa-orders-south-dakota-carrier-driver-out-of-service
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Eases Regulations for Learner's Permit Holders, CDL Applicants

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has eased the standards related to commercial learner’s permit holders...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/354568/fmcsa-eases-regulations-for-cpl-holders-cdl-applicants
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
House Committee to Vote on Sleep Apnea Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee scheduled a Thursday vote on a bill that would compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113789/house-committee-to-vote-on-sleep-apnea-bill
Categories: Drivers
Teamsters Again Challenging Mexican Truck Program

The Teamsters Union, along with the Sierra Club, on Monday asked for a rehearing on their challenge to the U.S. Department of Transportation's long-haul...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111934/teamsters-challenging-mexican-truck-program-again
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures

Late in the evening of Sept. 6, the amendment sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)-- which sought to prevent funding of the electronic logging device rule...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142045/house-entertaining-two-anti-eld-measures


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