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FMCSA announces long-awaited proposed rule to amend trucker hours-of-service regs  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — After numerous delays, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has unveiled a highly anticipated proposed rule the agency claims would ...


One-on-One With FMCSA's Ray Martinez  Transport Topics Online

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez chats one-on-one with TT's Eleanor Lamb on the heels of the agency's release of proposed rule changes to hours of *service*.


FMCSA wants to amend hours-of-service rules  Politico

FRA announces new rail safety grant funding for fiscal 2019 — Nader wants Boeing CEO to testify on crashes.


FMCSA's Ray Martinez Discusses HOS, Engagement, Training  Transport Topics Online

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez encouraged members of the trucking industry to provide honest and detailed comments on the hours-of-*service* proposal.


ATA hails hours-of-service improvements proposed by FMCSA  Modern Bulk Transporter

The American Trucking Associations was quick to express support for proposed changes to the hours-of-*service* rules.


US Trucking: FMCSA aims for flexibility in proposed HOS reforms  JOC.com

The top United States truck regulatory agency is proposing a series of reforms to hours-of-*service* regulations designed to give truckers more leeway in handling ...


DOT proposed new trucking rule changes  Feedstuffs

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed reform to Hours-of-*Service* (HOS) rules that will improve ...


Comment Period Extended For FMCSA Younger Truck Driver Pilot Program  agprofessional.com

Submit comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) potential pilot program that would ...


FMCSA explains Hours of Service proposed rule  The Trucker

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As industry groups laud FMCSA's hours proposal, truckers offer mixed reactions  Overdrive Magazine

As noted in Overdrive's earlier coverage today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration laid bare its potential plans for overhauling hours of *service* ...


FMCSA: Truck driver lied about being fired before causing triple fatal crash  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Missouri-based truck driver out of *service* after an investigation into his driving history ...


Deadline nears for comments on two proposal from FMCSA  Fleet Owner

The public comment periods on two proposals from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that could help determine who is allowed to drive a ...


Missouri Truck Driver, Charged in Indianapolis Fatal Crash, Declared by FMCSA to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared ...


FMCSA aims to add new flexibility for CDL testing  Fleet Owner

FMCSA is proposing allowing an applicant seeking a CDL to take general and specialized knowledge tests in a state other than his or her state of residence.


Resistance building to new FMCSA inspection facility at Mariposa  Nogales International

The city is adding its voice to a growing chorus opposing federal plans for a new cross-border truck inspection facility in Nogales.


FMCSA seeks feedback for agriculture and livestock haulers  Commercial Carrier Journal

Update – Tuesday, July 30: The ANPRM has now been published in the Federal Register, and the public can submit comments here for 60 days through Sept.


FMCSA Plans Survey on Harassment, Assaults of Minority, Female Truck Drivers  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is drawing up plans for a survey and study to ...


Trucker Grills Clueless Presidential Hopeful Over FMCSA Regulations in Video  CDLLife

A Democratic presidential candidate was cornered at the Iowa State Fair by a trucker who wanted very specific answers to his questions about trucking ...


FMCSA misses projected publication date for new 'flexible' HOS rules -- again  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has once again failed to meet the projected publication date set for the agency to debut their highly ...


FMCSA to remove certain crashes that impact CSA scores  Commercial Carrier Journal

The U.S. DOT is set to expand its work on attempting to tamp down what's long been considered a chief criticism of its handling of carriers' safety metrics in the ...


FMCSA, NHTSA Extend Comment Window on Automated Driving Systems  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety ...


FMCSA proposes study of trucker harassment and assaults  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning to conduct a study to gather information on the prevalence of harassment and assaults against ...


FMCSA to expand crash preventability program  FreightWaves

Federal regulators are moving ahead on transitioning into a long-term crash preventability determination program by seeking comment on expanding the types ...


Why the delay in FMCSA's proposed HOS changes?  Fleet Owner

The trucking industry is likely hoping three times will not be the charm when it comes to the highly anticipated hours-of-*service* (HOS) rule changes. First, they ...


FMCSA to examine violence against female & minority truckers  CDLLife

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced plans to conduct a survey on the prevalence and severity of race and gender related ...


FMCSA to conduct study on harassment, assaults of female and minority drivers  The Trucker

Statistically speaking, professional truck driving is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America. But those statistics deal with on-the-road dangers.


FMCSA Renews Vision Waivers for Commercial Drivers  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to allow 126 drivers to operate trucks ...


FMCSA proposes to change state rules for CDL applicants  Commercial Carrier Journal

Update – Monday, July 29: The comment period for the proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL applicants to take the knowledge test away from their home ...


IIHS Urges Caution on Younger Truck Driver Pilot Programs  Heavy Duty Trucking

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


FMCSA extends comment period on ADS-equipped trucks and buses  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended until Aug. 28 the deadline for comments on an advance notice of proposed ...


Missouri-based trucker shut down following fatal crash  Overdrive Magazine

A Missouri-based truck driver has been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after a crash in July that left three dead and ...


FMCSA extends comment period on possible pilot program for younger interstate CMV drivers  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — In response to a request from the American Trucking Associations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has pushed to Aug. 14 the ...


FMCSA Announces Partial Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rules - STN Media  School Transportation News

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks to extend the compliance date for new entry-level driver training rules by exactly two years.


Trucking Not Thrilled with Partial Delay of Driver Training Rule  Heavy Duty Trucking

A proposed delay of the compliance date for two key provisions within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration s final rule on Entry-Level Driver Training ...


FMCSA seeks to delay two provisions in final rule on CMV driver minimum training  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking a two-year extension for the compliance date of two provisions in its final rule on ...


U.S. Department of Transportation Works to Help American Farmers and Commercial Drivers by Seeking Public Comment on Agricultural Commodity Definitions  Yahoo Finance

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced ...


Group Presses FMCSA to Study Whether ELDs Are Making Truckers Speed to Beat the Clock  CDLLife

A trucking industry trade group has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to examine the connection between the Electronic Logging ...


Senator, associations draft bill to address discrimination against women in trucking  Supply Chain Dive

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Ks., the Women in Trucking Association and the American Trucking Associations are spearheading a Congressional bill to address the ...


FMCSA renews hours exemption for paper company drivers  Overdrive Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has renewed an exemption for packaging company WestRock to allow its Chattanooga, Tennessee, paper mill ...


Trump administration working to relax truck safety standards  Logistics Management

The Department of Transportation is quietly moving to make truck drivers' hours of *service* rules more flexible.


FMCSA proposes dropping home-state requirement for CDLs  Supply Chain Dive

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) proposed a new rule this week that would allow applicants to take commercial driver's license (CDL) ...


More Details On FMCSA Expanded Clearinghouse  agprofessional.com

Check out the new frequently asked questions (FAQs) page to access more than 50 questions and answers on the Clearinghouse website.


Plan for new truck inspection facility met with pushback  Nogales International

Local business representatives ripped into a federal government plan to build a new vehicle inspection facility near the Mariposa Port of Entry during a public ...


Trucking deregulation could change labor dynamics - Business Insider  Business Insider

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus ...


Trucking rap sheet: CDL testing schemes, HHG moving fraud, more  Overdrive Magazine

Action in six trucking-related crimes – including CDL testing schemes, medical exam fraud, household goods moving fraud and falsification of safety records– ...


FMCSA Proposes Latest Rule to Alleviate Burdens to Obtaining CDL - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking to remove financial barriers for new CDL applicants who obtain their learner's permit in their ...


The FMCSA to Study Violence Against Women and Minorities  Go By Truck News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that it plans to take a survey on the prevalence and severity of race and ...


Comment period opens to begin process of clarifying HOS exceptions for ag haulers  Overdrive Magazine

Update – Tuesday, July 30: The ANPRM has now been published in the Federal Register, and drivers and others can submit comments here for 60 days through ...


U.S. lawmaker wants to break barriers to women truckers  FreightWaves

Bill being drafted by Kansas Senator Jerry Moran would create a Women in Trucking Advisory Board within FMCSA.


Government influence on your truck fleet  LP Gas magazine

The latest on legal and regulatory issues that could impact your company's trucking fleet and drivers from the National Propane Gas Association.


Roundup: Hours of service revamp MIA, highway bill framework arrives  Overdrive Magazine

A proposal to alter federal hours of *service* regulations for truck operators remains snared in the bureaucratic rulemaking process, and it's unclear when the rule ...


FMCSA Requests Study of Harassment Within the Trucking Industry  Supply and Demand Chain Executive

The FMCSA will conduct a study to gather information on the harassment and assaults against minority and female truck drivers.


The FMCSA Needs Help Defining Agricultural Commodity  Go By Truck News

FMCSA recently put out a request for comments on how to define "agricultural commodity" as it relates to truck driver hours of *service* (HOS).


FMCSA proposes to reduce burden, costs on applicants for CDL  The Trucker

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Wednesday published a proposed rule the agency said would reduce burdens and costs for ...


The Driverless Commute: NHTSA, FMCSA Extend Comment Periods For Amendments To Regulations Impacting AVs - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) United States Transport Dentons ...


Truck driver in deadly I-465 crash deemed 'imminent hazard'  WTHR

Truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard has been declared an "imminent hazard to public safety" and ordered him off the road by federal authorities. Bruce A.Pollard.


New carrier? Your FMCSA safety audit may now be conducted remotely.  Fleet Owner

FMCSA used to audit each new entrant within its first 18 months of operation, Congress urged that these initial audits be conducted within 12 months.


New FAA chief sworn in with 737 MAX front and center  Politico

DOT confirms King departure — Bus industry likes new leasing rules.


Federal Policy Developments Concerning Autonomous Vehicles - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Recent events in Washington, D.C., suggest that we may see developments this fall with regard to autonomous vehicles (AV) United States Transport Akin Gump ...


FMCSA Delays Public Release of HOS Proposed Rule  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The long-anticipated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of- *service* proposed rule ...


OOIDA: Allowing under 21-year-olds to drive interstate would increase crashes  The Trucker

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Noting that the primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving ...


DC Help Desk: Spare Fuse Requirement  agprofessional.com

It was brought to ARA's attention through the DC Helpdesk that retailers were being cited for a DOT FMCSA regulation that requires spare fuses on trucks even ...


Congress eyes trucking insurance changes, mandating automatic emergency braking  Overdrive Magazine

Two trucking-focused bills were introduced in the House this week. One aims to boost the required liability insurance coverage required of trucking companies, ...


FMCSA Electronic IT System Glitch Expected to Delay Portion of Driver Training Rule  Transport Topics Online

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration electronic information system glitch is delaying full implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule, ...


FMCSA accepting applications for under-21 pilot program  Modern Bulk Transporter

FMCSA is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year olds who possess the US military equivalent of a CDL.


FMCSA's hours-of-service proposal misses June 7 target date  Land Line Magazine

A notice of proposed rulemaking regarding truck drivers' hours-of-*service* regulations has been delayed, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...


FMCSA delays publication of proposed rule to amend trucker hours-of-service regs  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed until further notice the publication of a proposed rule intended to add flexibility to ...


FMCSA Bans Truckers Convicted of Human Trafficking  Go By Truck News

The FMCSA has published a final rule on July 16, that permanently bans CMV drivers who have been convicted of human trafficking.


FMCSA Will Permanently Ban Drivers for Human Trafficking Offenses  Heavy Duty Trucking

The FMCSA announced a final rule that will permanently ban drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle.


FMCSA denies ELD exemption to small trucking companies – again (with video)  FreightWaves

A group representing trucking and other companies with 50 employees or less has been denied an exemption from the federal electronic logging device (ELD) ...


Monitoring Service Introduced for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program  Yahoo Finance

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--. *Service* notifies drivers about updates to their safety records. NIC Federal, LLC launched a monitoring *service* for the ...


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 ...


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 head spurns national truck hiring standard  FreightWaves

The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), throwing cold water on any agency support to legislate a national hiring standard for ...


FMCSA Panel Takes Steps to Revise Obsolete Medical Examiners Handbook  Transport Topics Online

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's update to its Medical Examiners Handbook is a step closer to completion. The handbook ...


FMCSA seeks applications for under-21 pilot program  Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20-year-olds who possess the U.S. military ...


FMCSA Sets June Date to Publish its Proposed Hours-of-Service Changes  Heavy Duty Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has slated publication of its notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the Hours of *Service* rule for June 7.


FMCSA announces proposal to expand under-21 pilot program  Commercial Carrier Journal

A proposal to expand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's pilot program for CDL holders under the age of 21 to operate in interstate operations is ...


July 31 Is FMCSA's New Target for Unveiling HOS Proposed Rule Change  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Those anticipating the Department of Transportation's proposal on hours-of- *service* policy ...


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 Proposes Rule to Add Flexibility to CDL Skills Testing  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recent proposal to increase flexibility for the ...


DOT bumps projected hours of service proposal date to late July  Commercial Carrier Journal

In its latest rulemakings update, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration lists July 31 as its projected publication date for its proposal to reform federal ...


UPS Seeks FMCSA Exemption From 2020 Driving Instructor Requirements  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] UPS Inc. has requested an exemption from a federal regulatory requirement that its driver training ...


The federal government is overhauling a law truck drivers hated, which they said slashed their pay and left th  Business Insider India

Dozens of truck drivers have shared with Business Insider that the electronic logging device mandate and the hours-of-*service* rules have damaged their ability ...


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 Takes First Step in Regulating Automated Driving for Trucks and Buses  Eno Transportation Weekly

May 31, 2019. This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its first step toward regulating automated systems in trucks and ...


FMCSA now projecting hours of service proposal will be published in late July  Overdrive Magazine

In its latest rulemakings update, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration lists July 31 as its projected publication date for its proposal to reform federal ...


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 Proposes Two-Year Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Due to IT Glitches  Transport Topics Online

Federal trucking regulators have proposed a two-year delay for compliance with certain provisions in the Entry Level Driver Training rule to allow more time for ...


FMCSA taking applications for under-21 military vet program  Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting applications for its pilot program for 18-to-21-year-old military truck drivers. The pilot program ...


FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez Tells Congress HOS Proposed Rule in 'Final Stages'  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — A proposed rule meant to update hours-of-*service* guidelines for truck drivers ...


FMCSA halts hours of service restrictions ahead of major storm  FreightWaves

Trucking companies and owner-operators looking to participate in response efforts in the wake of a major storm heading for the U.S. Gulf Coast will not be ...


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 requests CMV stakeholder input on driver 'detention time'  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for stakeholder input on how detention – the time a commercial motor vehicle driver ...


FMCSA proposal to change CDL skills testing process  Commercial Carrier Journal

Update – Tuesday, July 9: FMCSA has opened the comment period for the rule that would allow third-party CDL trainers to administer the CDL skills test to ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Hours update: Congress advances 30-minute break provision, FMCSA to kill 2013 restart regs  Overdrive Magazine

It appears likely that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will miss its projected June 7 date for unveiling its proposal for overhauling hours of *service* ...


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