March 28, 2016 - Industry News
FMCSA has denied an application for an exemption from the 14-hour provision of the hours-of-service rules that would have let truck drivers serving oil and natural gas fields to exclude waiting time from their calculations of on-duty time.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
FMCSA has ordered the immediate shutdown of trucking company J and J Transportation after an investigation revealed a continued lack of compliance with or understanding of safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Compliance, Out-of-service, Imminent Hazard
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for military veterans to transition into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a Commercial Learner’s Permit or Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Driver Shortage
February 24, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has taken to task the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for unduly burdening roadside inspectors by issuing carriers and drivers too many safety-rule exemptions.
Tags: FMCSA, CVSA
February 10, 2016 - Industry News
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 failure to adhere to HOS rules and “inadequate safety oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration" contributed as well.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, NTSB, Fatigue
January 20, 2016 - Industry News
The acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told a Senate panel that the mandated study of the effectiveness of the agency’s Carrier Safety Accountability scoring program is slated to begin next month.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, HOS
January 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Jan. 15 that it is formally initiating a Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking that will “enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.”
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Fitness Determination
January 13, 2016 - Industry News
The new rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations takes effect on Jan. 29.
Tags: FMCSA, Truck Drivers, Driver Coercion
The validity of a rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers has been challenged by a coalition of eight associations representing trucking interests.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Safety Fitness Determination
January 11, 2016 - Product News
J.J. Keller & Associates will be holding a series of seminars in 2016 aimed at educating fleets on the recently finalized ELD rule.
Tags: FMCSA, J.J. Keller, ELDs, ELD Mandate
January 7, 2016 - Industry News
Land-Air Express of New England Ltd., which had been put out of service Dec. 29, has gotten the go-ahead from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to resume operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Land-Air Express
January 5, 2016 - Industry News
CORRECTED -- Land-Air Express of New England may reopen this week after being placed out of service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 29. The out of service order apparently resulted from an unsatisfactory audit in early November. As of Tuesday, the less-than-truckload company was awaiting the go-ahead to resume operations.
Tags: FMCSA, LTL, Out of Service, Land-Air Express
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
The Implementation of the Unified Registration System will streamline the DOT registration process and make it more difficult for unsafe truck companies to avoid enforcement actions, per the agency.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, Vehicle Registration, U.S. DOT
December 16, 2015 - Industry News
Congress is expected to further nail down the suspension of two restrictions placed on the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rules — and to bar the door to legalizing twin 33-foot trailers on highways nationwide.
Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, 34-Hour Restart, Truck Size/Weight
December 15, 2015 - Industry News
Notice of a proposed rule that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers is expected to be published by Dec. 29
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Bill, CSA, Inspections
December 7, 2015 - Product News
Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, CSA, Freight, Vigillo, Highway Bill
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Highway Bill
December 2, 2015 - Industry News
Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.
Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Bill
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
ATRI's latest CSA Research Piece found that excluding “non-preventable crashes” from data decreased the Crash Indicator BASIC by nearly 15% among over a dozen carriers studied.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, ATRI
November 3, 2015 - Industry News
An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring Standard” within the proposed long-term highway bill.
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
October 20, 2015 - Product News
'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.
Tags: FMCSA, Vigillo, CSA score, CSA, ATA MC&E
October 19, 2015 - Industry News
New long-term measure would hide CSA scores, launch an under-21 CDL pilot program and allow hair-testing for drug-testing truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA
September 4, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health
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