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January 12, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Updates SMS Website with December Results

Screenshot of the FMCSA's Safety Measurement System website.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated its CSA Safety Measurement System website with the Dec. 29, 2017 crash preventability results.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Highway Safety, Crash Research, SMS, Crash Analysis

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA’s Gautreaux Sees Innovation Driving Safety Forward

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux tells TRB audience in Washington DC that the agency will keep seeking to reduce regulations without negatively impacting safety. Photo: David Cullen

At the start of her first full year helping to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux praised the agency for its recent accomplishments and laid out its priorities going forward.

Tags: FMCSA, ELD Mandate, TRB, Highway Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute<br />

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on commercial-vehicle drivers legally using trucks as “personal conveyance” while off duty.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, ELD Mandate

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, CVSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 15, 2017 - Industry News

What ELD Enforcement Could Look Like on Day 1

The electronic logging device rule takes effect on Dec. 18, but many fleets and drivers may not be compliant with it in time. So, what will enforcement look like for them?

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Inspections, CVSA, ELDs, Out of Service Violations, ELD Mandate, TCA

December 15, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Gives 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag and Livestock Haulers

Photo: J.J. Keller

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially issued a 90-day temporary waiver of the rule to carriers of agricultural commodities and livestock.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Agricultural Fleets, ELD Mandate

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals

FMCSA has granted a TRALA request to provide a 90-day waiver of the ELD rule to trucks rented for 30 days or less.

A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, TRALA, Penske Truck Leasing, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Survey: Owner-Operators More Unprepared for ELD Deadline Than Fleets

Source: Help Inc.

Nearly half of respondents to a poll by Help Inc. had not yet selected an electronic logging device two weeks ahead of the Dec. 18 deadline.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Compliance, ELDs, Owner Operators, ELD Mandate

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate

Photo: FMCSA

With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Mandate, ELDs

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Updates SMS Website with November Results

Screenshot via FMCSA.gov

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated the CSA SMS website with the Nov. 17, 2017, results.

Tags: FMCSA, Website, CSA, SMS, Crash Accountability

December 6, 2017 - Industry News

Survey: Three Quarters of Small Fleets Now ELD-Compliant

California and Texas remain in the bottom third of states when it comes to ELD compliance, despite representing a large portion of all trucking companies. Graphics and analytics sourced from CarrierLists and Kenco Group

With less than two weeks left until the electronic logging device rule kicks in, CarrierLists has published its latest survey of small fleets, finding that compliance has increased to 75%.

Tags: FMCSA, Survey, ELDs, ELD Mandate

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

Tags: FMCSA, Indiana, ELD, ELD Mandate

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

Photo: FMCSA<br />

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fatigue

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

Photo: FMCSA

With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue a temporary but lengthy exemption to the new safety rule for “small-business truckers.”

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD Mandate

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate, Drivers, Hours of Service

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities

FMCSA new Deputy Administrator Cathy Gatreaux talks about the importance of regulators and enforcement partnering with industry to improve safety. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

BIRMINGHAM – On her third day on the job, the new number-two at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlined the priorities of the agency under the Trump administration, including ELD implementation, deregulation, infrastructure investment, autonomous vehicles, and fighting human trafficking.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

Derek Barrs, Florida&amp;rsquo;s chief of commercial vehicle enforcement, asked for a show of hands among the state enforcement people in the room if they were ready for the ELD mandate. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.

Tags: SMS, Enforcement, ELDs, ELD Mandate, FMCSA, CSA, Citations

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host Forum on Future Commercial Vehicle Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a day-long Road Show information and discussion forum on the future of commercial vehicle safety on Nov. 15, in Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: FMCSA, Forum, Highway Safety, ELD Mandate

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Senate Committee Gives Martinez Thumbs Up to Head FMCSA

Martinez Photo: NJ.gov

The Senate Commerce Committee has advanced the nomination of Raymond Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the full Senate for a vote on his confirmation.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. Senate, Donald Trump

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA’s Jefferson Named 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking

Daphne Jefferson Photo: FMCSA

Daphne Jefferson, deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has been presented the seventh annual Influential Woman in Trucking award by the Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks.

Tags: FMCSA, Leadership, Awards, People, Women in Trucking

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

Cathy Gautreaux Photo: Louisiana Motor Transport Association

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to soon name Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux as the agency’s next deputy administrator, according to an industry source.

Tags: FMCSA, Louisiana Motor Transport Association, People

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

Martinez

President Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in Senate testimony that he will not delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate that starts to kick in on Dec. 18, less than seven weeks from now.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, FMCSA, Donald Trump, Telematics

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

Photo: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make more flexible the sleeper-berth provision within its hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, OMB, Split Sleeper Berth

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Proposed CSA Scoring-Improvement Method Gets Thumbs Up

FMCSA&#39;s Joe DeLorenzo speaking in Orlando. Photo: David Cullen

ORLANDO - Boiled down to its essence, the review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program by the National Academies of Science found that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should move to a more scientific method to drive the Safety Measurement System that signals which motor carriers are at highest risk for future crashes, according to an FMSCA official.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, National Academies of Sciences

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

Jim Ward of D.M. Bowman and Collin Mooney of CVSA talk ELDs at ATA MC&amp;amp;E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ORLANDO — In a sometimes-lively educational session at the American Trucking Associations 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition Saturday, a panel of regulatory, enforcement and fleet personnel fielded questions on enforcement and other aspects of the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: FMCSA, CVSA, ELDs, ATA MC&E, ELD Mandate

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