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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
ELogs, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Top Rules List for 2014

Trucking will go into 2014 with two major safety proposals pending: electronic logs and a searchable database containing the results of driver drug and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115607/elogs-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse-top-rules-list-for-2014
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Safety Advisors Post Wish List for Highway Bill

An advisory panel is encouraging federal regulators to push for several dozen safety reforms in the upcoming highway bill, ranging from changing how drivers...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116417/safety-advisors-post-wish-list-for-highway-bill
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Arbitration Action Filed Against U.S. Over Mexican Trucking

Mexico’s biggest trucking association has filed a $30 billion dollar arbitration claim against the United States for refusing to fully open the country to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116512/arbitration-action-filed-against-u-s-over-mexican-trucking
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109297/fmcsa-implements-csa-improvements
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Unified Registration System Nearing Publication

The Unified Registration System, which will reform the way the federal government keeps track of motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders, is in the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110033/unified-registration-system-nearing-publication
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/347513/fmcsa-doubles-random-drug-testing-percentage-for-2020
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
Truck Driver Training Grants Aimed at Vets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded nearly $2.3 million in grants to train veterans and their families as truck and bus drivers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131839/truck-driver-training-grants-aimed-at-vets
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Reassessing the Independent Contractor

Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156259/reassessing-the-independent-contractor
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, Fleet Management
Brake Safety Week Inspection Results Show Lowest Brake System Out-of-Service Rate Yet

This year, participating agencies inspected 20,067 vehicles throughout Brake Safety Week and placed 2,714 commercial vehicles out-of-service for brake...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114704/brake-safety-week-inspection-results-show-lowest-brake-system-out-of-service-rate-yet
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Attorney vs. Attorney on Crash Accountability

The debate was civil and informed, but it underscored the deeply held convictions that divide trucking and safety advocacy interests over how the CSA safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113733/attorney-v-attorney-on-crash-accountability
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Wants Drivers, Carriers for Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is recruiting drivers and carriers to participate in a study of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127485/fmcsa-wants-drivers-carriers-for-restart-study
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Proposes Younger Driver Pilot Program for Former Military

A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/136453/fmcsa-proposes-younger-driver-pilot-program-for-former-military
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Small Carrier Ordered Closed Following FMCSA Investigation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Grand Ridge, Florida-based trucking company to immediately shut down following a federal...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125449/small-carrier-ordered-closed-following-fmcsa-investigation
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, Safety & Compliance
IIHS Urges Caution on Younger Truck Driver Pilot Programs

IIHS is urging FMCSA to use caution before any expansion of its pilot program allowing truck drivers under 21 to participate in interstate commerce.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336625/iihs-urges-caution-on-younger-truck-driver-pilot-programs
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
New Report Shows Fatal Crashes Involving Trucks Up from a Year Earlier

Newly released figures from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration show an increase in the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes over...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114652/new-report-shows-fatal-crashes-involving-trucks-up-from-a-year-earlier
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
Categories: Drivers
Rule Change Reduces Training Duplication for Drivers Upgrading to Class A CDL

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making it easier and less expensive for truck drivers to upgrade their commercial driver’s license from a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/326491/rule-change-reduces-training-duplication-for-drivers-upgrading-to-class-a-cdl
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Bond Fallout Could Mean One-Third Fewer Brokers in 2014

The FMCSA has revoked the operating authority of 8,180 brokers since Dec. 2, the date the federal agency began revoking authority from brokers without a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153477/bond-fallout-could-mean-one-third-fewer-brokers-in-2014
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, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134124/eye-opener-report-fmcsa-should-boost-driver-fatigue-research
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

https://www.businessfleet.com/143488/eld-mandate-finally-arrives-to-growing-pains-and-praise
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Ohio Eases Way for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Drivers to Get CDLs

Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135860/ohio-eases-way-for-deaf-or-hearing-impaired-drivers-to-get-cdls
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, Products, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
ISE Adds Electronic Logging Solution to FMCSA ELD List

ISE announced that its eFleetSuite electronic logging device solution was self-certified and listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/141601/ise-adds-electronic-logging-solution-to-fmcsa-eld-list
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations
Ohio Eases Way for Deaf or Hearing-Impaired Drivers to Get CDLs

Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/135860/ohio-eases-way-for-deaf-or-hearing-impaired-drivers-to-get-cdls
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on commercial-vehicle drivers legally using trucks as...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143516/fmcsa-looking-at-how-it-defines-personal-conveyance
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.worktruckonline.com/141668/3-ways-elds-should-help-prevent-driver-coercion
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, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
California Files Suit to Keep Rest Break Rules for Truck Drivers

California has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking it to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/324742/california-files-suit-to-keep-rest-break-rules-for-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

The suit by small property brokers against new bond requirements is back in motion after a federal magistrate lifted a stay, clearing the way for legal...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114459/broker-suit-against-bond-is-back-in-motion
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FMCSA Extends Deadline for Student Art Contest

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128239/fmcsa-extends-deadline-for-student-art-contest
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Proposes to Negotiate Driver Training Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119810/fmcsa-proposes-to-negotiate-driver-training-rule
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
VTTI Tasked with HOS Restart Study

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127862/vtti-tasked-with-hos-restart-study
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Split Sleep Schedule Found Better than Daytime Sleep

A new study indicates that a split sleep schedule is a better alternative than consolidated sleep during the day. The study compared two 5-hour sleep...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109529/split-sleep-schedule-found-better-than-daytime-sleep
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, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Posts Plan to Negotiate Driver Training Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going ahead with its plan to negotiate the terms of a rule covering entry-level driver training.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126885/fmcsa-posts-plan-to-negotiate-driver-training-rule
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.government-fleet.com/354568/fmcsa-eases-regulations-for-cpl-holders-cdl-applicants
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
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, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Announces Electronic Logs Mandate

By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic...

https://www.businessfleet.com/132773/fmcsa-announces-electronic-logs-mandate
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Proposes to Clarify ‘Tank Vehicle’ Definition

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a new definition of a “tank vehicle” to clarify concerns about the impact of the definition on...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114057/fmcsa-proposes-to-clarify-tank-vehicle-definition
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, 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, 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 & 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: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

UPDATED--The ready-mix concrete industry is asking for an exemption from the 30-minute break requirement in the new hours-of-service rule.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113261/ready-mix-concrete-carriers-seek-hos-exemption
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.businessfleet.com/353648/answers-to-questions-about-covid-19-emergency-declaration-for-trucking-relief-su


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