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February 14, 2018

Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

Raymond Martinez’s appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was confirmed by a Senate voice vote late on Feb. 13.

February 13, 2018

Commentary: The ELD Mandate's Unanswered Question

Reactions to the long-delayed, long-debated, long-contested ELD mandate that took (partial) effect in December have been all over the map, finds Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

February 7, 2018

FMCSA Clarifies How to Request a Non-Preventable Crash Data Review

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a demonstration program last August last summer that invited motor carriers to request a data review of certain non-preventable crashes, only now is the agency releasing “additional information to help submitters and other interested parties understand the demonstration program.”

February 5, 2018

DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

February 2, 2018

PeopleNet Explains Need for AOBRD Waiver for ELD Rule

With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration having granted a waiver that gives PeopleNet customers that integrate existing AOBRDs with fleet management and safety systems until March 18 to continue installing ELD-compatible devices running AOBRD software, the supplier has put together material to help address the need for the waiver.

February 2, 2018

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

February 1, 2018

5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

Is there such a thing as too big an exemption to the electronic logging rule? That’s the gist of joint comments submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by a safety advocacy group composed of motor carriers and a highway-safety lobby.

February 1, 2018

FMCSA: Carriers Stymied by PeopleNet AOBRD Issue May Seek Exemption

The FMCSA is considering a request by one motor carrier for a one-year exemption from electronic logging rules so that its AOBRD/ELD provider can provide a specific type of software as having been made “on behalf of all motor carriers in similar situations concerning the integration of PeopleNet’s ELD software into fleet management systems.”

January 31, 2018

Q. I’ve heard that there’s a new waiver for rental trucks? Is that true?

A. Yes, that is true. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a waiver...

January 30, 2018

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations on Propane Tankers

The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on loading and inspecting propane truck tankers after its investigation of a 2016 crash.

January 19, 2018

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the waiver the Truck Renting and Leasing Association requested for short-term rental trucks.

January 12, 2018

FMCSA Updates SMS Website with December Results

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

January 10, 2018

FMCSA’s Gautreaux Sees Innovation Driving Safety Forward

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.

December 20, 2017

Are Your Trucks Exempt From the ELD Mandate? [Video]

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun. Do you know if your trucks and drivers are ready? Read more here

December 19, 2017

FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

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.

December 18, 2017

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.

December 15, 2017

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?

December 15, 2017

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

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

December 12, 2017

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

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.

December 11, 2017

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

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.

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