January 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued two emergency exemptions for propane and other home heating fuel haulers, covering the Eastern and Midwest regions of the country.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance, Propane Transport
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the National Propane Gas Association on Wednesday called on him to grant regional exemptions from federal hours of service regulations for the Midwest and Eastern parts of the U.S., to relieve what the group says is "pressure on the current propane distribution network."
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Autogas, U.S. DOT
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a rule next week containing tough new sanctions against carriers that disregard safety rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of zero truck-related fatalities an ideology or an appropriate aspiration?
Tags: ATA, HOS, Accidents, FMCSA, Anne Ferro, Regulations, Safety and Compliance, TRB
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Drivers are going to have to keep a copy of their medical certificate on hand for another year, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Med Card, Drivers, Safety & Compliance, Regulations
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.
Tags: Drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking will go into 2014 with two major safety proposals pending: electronic logs and a searchable database containing the results of driver drug and alcohol tests.
Tags: Regulations, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol, Drivers, CSA
December 26, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Sleep Apnea, Legislation, Regulations, Insurance
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
A recent news report about broken truck reefer units in Ohio prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, to press the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to act on food safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will consider additional applications for exemptions from the federal hearing standard prohibiting deaf truck drivers from interstate operations. The first 40 such individuals to receive these exemptions were approved in February.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
November 7, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended audits of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's oversight processes in light of several deadly crashes that the board investigated, saying the findings from these investigations raise serious questions about the oversight of motor carrier operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, ATA
October 11, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board is reminding model year 2006 transport refrigeration unit owners if they want to qualify for compliance extensions, only about three weeks remain before the purchase order deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel emissions control strategies, such as diesel particulate filters, for retrofitting engines.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, Reefers
October 9, 2013 - Industry News
Several trucking groups have issued statements disavowing Internet-fueled plans for a trucking protest on Washington, D.C., this weekend, as spokespeople send mixed signals about exactly what's planned for this anti-government rally.
Tags: Legislation, Regulations, Washington D.C.
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Fleets, Owner-Operators
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee scheduled a Thursday vote on a bill that would compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering sleep disorders rather than issue a guidance.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress, Sleep Apnea, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
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 enforcement system accounts for fault in crashes.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, CSA, Safety & Compliance, Crash Accountability
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
A federal grand jury returned a 25-count indictment, charging a California woman for falsifying commercial driver drug test results.
Tags: Regulations, Drug Testing, U.S. DOT
July 23, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department has released its semi-annual regulatory agenda summarizing of all current and projected rulemakings. On the near-term agenda are a drug and alcohol testing database, no-defect DVIRs and electronic driver logs.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, EOBR, ELD, Regulations
July 10, 2013 - Industry News
Federal safety officials have a vision for a driver fitness rating system, but it will take close to a decade to get it done. In a recent report to Congress, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlined a nine-year plan to develop the system, contingent on getting its other work done and obtaining the resources for the job.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Drivers, Regulations, Safety
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday is expected to publish its granting of a limited 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest break provision of the federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for the transportation of livestock.
Tags: HOS, FMCSA, Livestock Hauling, Regulations
May 20, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to ease the regulatory burden on drivers by dropping the requirement that they file inspection reports even when there are no defects in the truck.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety
May 16, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a number of proposed rules scheduled for this summer, including establishing a drug and alcohol database, mandatory speed limiters and prohibiting driver coercion. However, proposals on electronic logs, entry-level driver training and safety fitness probably won't be unveiled as scheduled, according to a panel discussion May 15 during Zonar's inaugural user's conference.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety, ATA, Zonar, CVSA, Enforcement
April 24, 2013 - Industry News
The DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced that increased maximum civil penalties are now in effect for violations of federal hazardous materials transportation regulations that lead to death, serious injuries or extensive property damage.
Tags: Regulations, Hazmat
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