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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.worktruckonline.com/347513/fmcsa-doubles-random-drug-testing-percentage-for-2020
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, 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.worktruckonline.com/336625/iihs-urges-caution-on-younger-truck-driver-pilot-programs
Categories: Drivers
FMCSA Proposal Aims to Reduce Burden and Costs on CDL Applicants

The FMCSA has announced a proposed rule that would allow applicants to take general and specialized knowledge tests in a state other than the applicant’s...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336886/fmcsa-proposal-aims-to-reduce-burden-and-costs-on-cdl-applicants
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, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Extends Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Compliance Date

The new entry-level driver training rule, originally scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7, now will have to wait another two years because the government...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/349951/fmcs-extends-entry-level-driver-training-rule-compliance-date
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, 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.worktruckonline.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, 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, 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.businessfleet.com/354568/fmcsa-eases-regulations-for-cpl-holders-cdl-applicants
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
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.automotive-fleet.com/353313/usdot-issues-national-emergency-declaration-for-commercial-vehicles-delivering-r
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.worktruckonline.com/353313/usdot-issues-national-emergency-declaration-for-commercial-vehicles-delivering-r
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, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335328/qa-talking-elds-with-fmcsas-top-compliance-expert
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, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Small Brokers Take Issue with New $75,000 Bond Requirement

The ink on the new highway bill is hardly dry, yet one transportation group already is pushing for an amendment. The Association of Independent Property...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/108853/small-brokers-take-issue-with-new-75000-bond-requirement
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA to Lead Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to Speed Hurricane Response

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday that it is leading an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to ensure the fastest and most...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109174/fmcsa-to-lead-interstate-petroleum-transport-team-to-speed-hurricane-response
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Sandy Recovery Efforts Continue as Latest Storm Moves On

Despite the arrival of another storm last night, recovery efforts from the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy continue throughout the Northeast, while fuel...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109191/sandy-recovery-efforts-continue-as-latest-storm-moves-on
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it and its state partners will be conducting random verifications of driver Medical...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109204/fmcsa-new-initiative-to-validate-driver-medical-cards-
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Advisory Panel Takes on Driver Training

Federal regulators have been trying for more than 20 years to set training standards for entry-level truck drivers - without success. Now, under pressure...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109294/fmcsa-advisory-panel-takes-on-driver-training
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, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109314/fmcsa-cracks-down-on-household-goods-movers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered LEX Express Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., and Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109321/fmcsa-orders-two-companies-to-shut-down
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109345/fmcsa-plans-surveys-on-eobr-harassment
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Hours of Service Case

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the hours of service rule will be held March 15 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109354/court-schedules-oral-arguments-in-hours-of-service-case
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Federal truck safety regulators are looking for public comments on plans to toughen entry-level driver training requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109386/fmcsa-sets-listening-session-on-driver-training-rule
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
2013: 6 Key Issues Fleets Face

Trucking will be dealing with familiar tough issues next year, as well as some that may have a new twist, whether it's in the boardroom, in the cab or in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109396/2013-6-key-issues-fleets-face
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, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
DOT Inspector General Commences CSA Audit

Following up on a request from Congress, the Department of Transportation's Inspector General has begin work on an audit of the Compliance, Safety,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109512/dot-inspector-general-commences-csa-audit
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, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Grants Exemptions to Hearing-Impaired Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted the first exemptions to rules for interstate commercial drivers when it comes to hearing standards.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109744/fmcsa-grants-exemptions-to-hearing-impaired-drivers
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, Safety & Compliance
DOT Wants Sleep-Apnea Data

A DOT data-collection request could be first step toward federal regulation of the testing and treatment of truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132900/dot-wants-sleep-apnea-data
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Halving Random Drug-Test Threshold

FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132950/fmcsa-halving-random-drug-test-threshold
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29

The new rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations takes effect on Jan. 29.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133256/driver-coercion-rule-takes-effect-on-jan-29
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Offers ELD Rule Webinars to Help Fleets Comply

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133378/fmcsa-offers-eld-rule-webinars-to-help-fleets-comply
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
FMCSA Offers ELD Rule Webinars to Help Fleets Comply

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Training Center has announced two webinars about the new electronic logging device mandate to help...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/133378/fmcsa-offers-eld-rule-webinars-to-help-fleets-comply
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
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, 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, 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, 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.worktruckonline.com/134124/eye-opener-report-fmcsa-should-boost-driver-fatigue-research
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Canadian Driver Repeatedly Ignores Out-Of-Service Orders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134420/canadian-driver-repeatedly-ignores-out-of-service-orders
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Involved in Crash Declared Imminent Hazard

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130540/driver-involved-in-crash-declared-imminent-hazard
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
Nebraska Trucker Pleads Guilty to Threatening FMCSA Inspector

A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130729/nebraska-trucker-pleads-guilty-to-threatening-fmcsa-inspector
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?

The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130732/did-fmcsa-spin-report-on-hos-restart
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
NTSB: Trucker, Carrier, FMCSA at Fault in Fatal Truck Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a fatal truck crash two year ago was a trucker's fatigue – but it said a carrier's...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133672/ntsb-trucker-carrier-fmcsa-at-fault-in-fatal-truck-crash


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