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10/16/2020
Hours waiver extended for wildfire relief haulers in California, Oregon The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Western Service Center has extended the emergen... Read More

10/16/2020
Hours waiver extended for wildfire relief haulers in California, Oregon The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Western Service Center has extended the emergen... Read More

10/13/2020
FMCSA grants waiver allowing additional brake light on trailers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a waiver to the National Tank Truck Carriers to allow f... Read More

10/13/2020
FMCSA grants waiver allowing additional brake light on trailers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a waiver to the National Tank Truck Carriers to allow f... Read More

9/21/2020
  FMCSA launching new MCSAC panel for drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is launching a new panel to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee that... Read More

9/21/2020
  FMCSA launching new MCSAC panel for drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is launching a new panel to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee that... Read More

9/18/2020
  While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that during the COVID-19 pandemic it will be using off-site compliance reviews more extensivel... Read More

9/18/2020
  While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that during the COVID-19 pandemic it will be using off-site compliance reviews more extensivel... Read More

9/14/2020
FMCSA extends COVID-19 emergency declaration through end of year The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Friday announced it is extending its COVID-19 emergency declar... Read More

9/14/2020
FMCSA extends COVID-19 emergency declaration through end of year The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Friday announced it is extending its COVID-19 emergency declar... Read More

9/4/2020
  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Friday proposed a pilot program that would allow nonmilitary commercial driver’s license holders 18 to 20... Read More

9/4/2020
  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Friday proposed a pilot program that would allow nonmilitary commercial driver’s license holders 18 to 20... Read More

9/2/2020
FMCSA opens comment period for proposed hours flexibility pilot program The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting comments on a proposed pilot program t... Read More

9/2/2020
FMCSA opens comment period for proposed hours flexibility pilot program The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting comments on a proposed pilot program t... Read More

8/31/2020
  With hours overhaul near, FMCSA now considering pilot program to test other HOS reforms The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Ad... Read More

8/31/2020
  With hours overhaul near, FMCSA now considering pilot program to test other HOS reforms The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Ad... Read More

7/20/2020
FMCSA holding virtual Trucking Safety Summit on Aug. 5 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its 2020 Trucking Safety Summit in a virtual format on Wednesday, A... Read More

7/20/2020
FMCSA holding virtual Trucking Safety Summit on Aug. 5 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its 2020 Trucking Safety Summit in a virtual format on Wednesday, A... Read More

7/14/2020
Due to the ongoing national COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the hours of service waiver through Aug. 14 for carriers providing direc... Read More

7/14/2020
Due to the ongoing national COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the hours of service waiver through Aug. 14 for carriers providing direc... Read More

6/16/2020
FMCSA extends expired CDL, CLP, med cert waiver through September The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended a waiver that gives truck drivers additional tim... Read More

6/16/2020
FMCSA extends expired CDL, CLP, med cert waiver through September The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended a waiver that gives truck drivers additional tim... Read More

4/22/2020
FMCSA gives states more time to report driver violations The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is waiving the requirement that state driver licensing agencies (SDLAs... Read More

4/22/2020
FMCSA gives states more time to report driver violations The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is waiving the requirement that state driver licensing agencies (SDLAs... Read More

4/9/2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Wednesday that, because the COVID-19 emergency continues, the agency is extending the nationwide hours of service exemptio... Read More

4/9/2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Wednesday that, because the COVID-19 emergency continues, the agency is extending the nationwide hours of service exemptio... Read More

3/3/2020
FMCSA holding Truck Safety Summit later this month The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a so-called Trucking Safety Summit next week intended to discuss diff... Read More

3/3/2020
FMCSA holding Truck Safety Summit later this month The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a so-called Trucking Safety Summit next week intended to discuss diff... Read More

3/2/2020
FMCSA seeks approval for plan to study harassment, assaults against female, minority truckers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving forward with its plan to s... Read More

3/2/2020
FMCSA seeks approval for plan to study harassment, assaults against female, minority truckers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving forward with its plan to s... Read More

5/1/2019
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 proposal to alter federal ... Read More

12/10/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is currently in the process of sorting through the more than 5,100 comments filed on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking &mda... Read More

12/10/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is currently in the process of sorting through the more than 5,100 comments filed on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking &mda... Read More

11/1/2018
A group of organizations representing cattle farmers and honey bee producers has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow dr... Read More

11/1/2018
A group of organizations representing cattle farmers and honey bee producers has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow dr... Read More

7/13/2018
Proposed revisions to the U.S. DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring program — and to how the DOT uses those scores to target carriers deemed at risk... Read More

7/13/2018
Proposed revisions to the U.S. DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring program — and to how the DOT uses those scores to target carriers deemed at risk... Read More

5/28/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this weekend issued an emergency declaration that suspends hours of service regs for truckers hauling relief loads and emergency sup... Read More

5/28/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this weekend issued an emergency declaration that suspends hours of service regs for truckers hauling relief loads and emergency sup... Read More

1/10/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has said that a hack of the online tool drivers use to find medical examiners for DOT physicals is the cause behind the site’s... Read More

1/10/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has said that a hack of the online tool drivers use to find medical examiners for DOT physicals is the cause behind the site’s... Read More

10/27/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency declarations in Texas, Montana and the Dakotas in response to natural disasters, thus extending hours-of-serv... Read More

10/27/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency declarations in Texas, Montana and the Dakotas in response to natural disasters, thus extending hours-of-serv... Read More

8/15/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with no public notice to the trucking industry or trucking media, is in the midst of a three-stop tour intended to gather input fro... Read More

8/15/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with no public notice to the trucking industry or trucking media, is in the midst of a three-stop tour intended to gather input fro... Read More

4/29/2016
The first thing that caught my eye in the 120-page report was the decrease in large trucks involved in fatal crashes. Citing information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad... Read More

4/29/2016
In its annual “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts” report, FMCSA found large truck fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled decreased by 6 percent from 1.43 to 1.... Read More

8/22/2014
With the abundance of online advice, company assistance, and “legal alternatives”, does today’s savvy commercial driver still need legal protection?   L... Read More

8/2/2014
That’s extremely good news, since violations can impact a carrier’s DOT scrutiny, insurance rates, and its reputation, as well as a driver’s employability. ... Read More

8/15/2012
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2/17/2012
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration made it clear this week that they will proceed to write rules about electronic onboard recorders. We will be watching the actual pr... Read More

11/4/2011
Concerns over CSA are nothing new to the trucking industry, but it appears mainstream media is starting to grasp the initiative’s impact on the driver shorta... Read More

10/14/2011
Are some personality types simply more predisposed to have a vehicular accident? Are some habits – say, cigarette smoking or heavy coffee consumption – more likely to s... Read More

10/7/2011
The battle over the proposed hours-of-service changes is heating up -- and it was already pretty darn hot to begin with. While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration co... Read More

9/30/2011
It looks as if the controversy over proposed hours-of-service rules is about to enter the high-stakes political hardball stage. As the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration ... Read More

6/10/2011
The wrinkles continue to mount in the seemingly never-ending controversy over hours-of-service rules. In the latest development, the American Trucking Associations is assailing ... Read More

5/20/2011
Controversy continues to dog the White House cross-border trucking proposal, with the latest salvo coming  from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The OOIDA ... Read More

5/6/2011
Amid the seemingly never-ending controversies over hours-of-service rules and similar issues, it’s worth pointing out some positive news about trucker safety. A recent sur... Read More

4/22/2011
Hours of service: It’s the controversy that just keeps going and going. Former FMCSA head John Hill recently told trucking leaders he doubts the ruckus over the proposed ru... Read More

2/1/2011
Last Friday, the FMCSA announced its plans to hold a public listening session on Febuary 17 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss the proposed Hours of Service (HOS) rulemaking. In add... Read More

1/13/2011
The Hours of Service issue has come to a head yet again. This past December, the FMCSA announced their proposed changes to the HOS rules. The proposed changes are currently availab... Read More

8/13/2010
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently released a rollover prevention vi... Read More

6/23/2010
via USDOT U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood commended Governor Bobby Jindal for signing a new law last Thursday, which makes texting while driving in Louisiana a primary... Read More

6/4/2010
This June 8-10, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host Roadcheck 2010.  Thes... Read More