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November 15, 2017

New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities

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.

November 15, 2017

Zonar ELD Solution Certified by Third Party Tester

The Zonar Logs electronic logging device solution has been tested and validated by industry veteran Annette Sandberg that it meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s standards.

November 15, 2017

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

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.

November 13, 2017

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.

November 8, 2017

Senate Committee Gives Martinez Thumbs Up to Head FMCSA

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.

November 8, 2017

FMCSA’s Jefferson Named 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking

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.

November 2, 2017

FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

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.

November 1, 2017

FMCSA Nominee Martinez Committed to ELD Rule

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.

October 30, 2017

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

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.

October 22, 2017

Proposed CSA Scoring-Improvement Method Gets Thumbs Up

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.

October 21, 2017

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

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.

October 20, 2017

HDT’s New ELD Channel Keeps You Up to Speed

Heavy Duty Trucking has launched a new ELD channel on Truckinginfo.com that contains every news story, feature article, and video our editors produce on the electronic logging device mandate.

October 20, 2017

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

October 17, 2017

Stoneridge's ELD Solution Verified By Third-Party Analyst

The Stoneridge EZ-ELD is an electronic logging device solution that is Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration certified and has been verified to meet all federally mandated requirements by a third-party industry expert.

October 16, 2017

Geotab Registers ELD Solution with FMCSA

Geotab's electronic logging device (ELD) solution, Geotab Cloud ELD, is now registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the telematics provider announced.

October 16, 2017

Q. What is driver harassment in the context of the ELD mandate, and how is it addressed?

A. In the context of the ELD mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines harassment as an action a fleet takes toward one its drivers that it knew...

October 4, 2017

Telogis Enlists Former FMCSA Administrator to Verify ELD

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Association Administrator Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device will meet federally mandated requirements, Telogis announced.

October 3, 2017

DOT Seeks Public Comment on Cutting Red Tape

In keeping with the Trump Administration’s stated intention to slice through red tape to benefit businesses, the Department of Transportation has issued a notification of regulatory review.

September 29, 2017

Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule

Six weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration pulled their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea, Democrats in both the House and Senate are pushing back.

September 28, 2017

FMCSA to Host Two-Day ELD Implementation Event

As required by federal law, all motor carriers subject to the ELD Rule must convert from paper logs or logging software to a registered ELD if they do not have an Automatic On-Board Recording Device by Dec. 18 of this year.

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