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Impact & Regulations

FMCSA updates guidance for truck driver medical examiners

August 16, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

For the first time in seven years, physicians have reliable guidance they can use to help determine if commercial truck drivers are physically fit to operate their vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday published a draft of […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Taps Meera Joshi to Lead FMCSA

April 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden announced April 14 that he intends to nominate Meera Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi has been serving as acting administrator of FMCSA since late January. The FMCSA administrator post […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Unveils HOS Resource as Revised Rules Take Effect

September 29, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched an online tool to help carriers and drivers better understand the hours-of-service regulations that took effect Sept. 29. The Educational Tool for Hours of Service (ETHOS) allows users to enter their duty […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Denies Ohio Safety Agency’s Petition for Veteran Driver Exemptions

September 25, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s request for an exemption to modify the mandatory skills test requirements for drivers with military experience, according to a notice scheduled for publication in the Federal […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Launches Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

September 21, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a panel consisting of commercial drivers to contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Chartered in 2006, MCSAC advises FMCSA leaders on motor carrier safety programs and regulations. MCSAC’s members […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Pilot Would Allow Younger Drivers in Interstate Commerce

September 4, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a proposal and request for comment on a new pilot program to allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. A Sept. 4 Federal Register notice said the […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Seeks Survey for Beyond Compliance Program

August 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Federal trucking regulators are seeking White House approval to study the effectiveness of various technologies, programs and policies with a goal of allowing the agency to recognize and reward motor carriers that exceed regulatory safety requirements. In an Aug. 17 […]


Infrastructure

Dorian shuts down planes, trains and more

September 3, 2019

Via: Politico

DORIAN HITS EVERY MODE: Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas over the weekend and is expected to hit the U.S. today, although its exact path remains uncertain. Several airports in Florida and Atlanta shut down on Monday and airlines canceled […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Drops Plan for Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

February 5, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scrapped plans for a 12-month split sleeper berth pilot program designed to collect real-world data on the safety of drivers who split their sleeper berth time in a variety of ways. In lieu […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Grants Fuel Tank Drivers 5-Year Rest-Break Exemption

April 10, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a five-year exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement for trucks hauling petroleum products and will allow fuel trucks to operate 12 hours a day without triggering the requirement under certain conditions. FMCSA […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Seeks Approval to Study Driver Commuting Times

November 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to study the safety effects of excessive motor carrier operator work commutes — primarily those exceeding 150 minutes. The 2015 FAST Act […]