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June 21, 2017

J.J. Keller Self-Certifies Mobile ELD Solution

J.J. Keller & Associations has announced that its Mobile ELog solution has been self-certified and added to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD registry.

June 20, 2017

CVSA Brake Safety Day Scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that Brake Safety Day is taking place on Sept. 7 this year across North America.

June 16, 2017

FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to take specific action to comply with President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 requiring agencies relieve businesses of burdensome regulations.

June 9, 2017

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage

Two new rules that seek to streamline CDL licensing and cut its costs were proposed on June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

June 6, 2017

FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

A final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements-- issued in December year-- has at last gone into effect, having been delayed several times due to having been placed under a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” in January by the Trump administration.

June 6, 2017

FMCSA to Hold Live ELD Q&A Sessions in July

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that in July, it will hold two live question-and-answer sessions about electronic logging devices.

June 5, 2017

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a pilot program that would give a limited number of CDL holders temporary relief from the existing sleeper-berth regulation of the hours of service rule.

June 2, 2017

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

May 30, 2017

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

May 17, 2017

Virginia Trucking Company Execs Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

In a plea bargain, Virginia-based Beam Brothers Trucking and its owners and top officers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a case alleging that they knowingly committed offenses against the U.S. and FMCSA regulations.

April 28, 2017

Fatal Accident Leads FMCSA to Investigate Small Alabama Carrier

A fatal accident involving a driver falling asleep at the wheel led the FMCSA to investigate Beatrice, Ala.-based J&L Trucking and order its vehicles off the road.

April 26, 2017

AFL-CIO Coalition Seeks to Clip Hair Testing

A coalition of AFL-CIO member unions is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to deny a petition by several trucking companies to use hair specimens in lieu of federally mandated urine in pre-employment drug tests.

April 26, 2017

Teletrac Navman's ELD Solution is FMCSA Compliant

Teletrac Navman has announced its new Director ELD solution, which meets all currently published technical requirements of FMCSA's Electronic Logging Device mandate.

April 25, 2017

FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session

A listening session on autonomous vehicles drew public comment from law enforcement officers, truck drivers, fleet executives, OEM representatives and new technology developers, such as Uber.

April 13, 2017

FCMSA to Hold Autonomous Vehicle Listening Session in Atlanta

How do you inspect an autonomous truck? That and other questions are on the minds of federal officials who scheduled a listening session, amid speculation the DOT is preparing to issue guidelines for autonomous vehicle use – perhaps before year's end.

April 13, 2017

Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and stakeholder groups.

April 7, 2017

Drug-Fueled Refuse Truck Driver Goes on Wrong-Way Rampage

A Kentucky-licensed truck driver arrested for driving the wrong way on a highway to avoid police while on drugs was declared an imminent hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

April 5, 2017

Virginia Trucking Companies, Execs Indicted for Hours of Service Conspiracy

Two Virginia-based trucking companies and their executives have been charged with conspiracy, falsifying records, false statements, wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy related to hours of service and labor violations.

April 4, 2017

Public Meeting to Discuss ELD Technical Specifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting May 9 to discuss technical specifications for electronic logging devices that are scheduled to become mandatory for trucking fleets this December.

March 31, 2017

Gorilla Safety Seeks Advice on Its ELD Products

The company has engaged KPMG-Houston to conduct an objective assessment of its processes, a statement said.

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