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OOIDA Challenging Rule with Sleep Apnea Referral Requirement
OOIDA Challenging Rule with Sleep Apnea Referral Requirement

November 14, 2016
A court challenge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration has been initiated by the...

FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term
FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term

November 10, 2016
Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for...

DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period
DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

November 1, 2016
A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA
Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

October 28, 2016
Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would...

Sen. Schumer Urges Finalizing Speed-Limiter Rule
Sen. Schumer Urges Finalizing Speed-Limiter Rule

October 13, 2016
Influential Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lent his support to the proposed federal rule that would mandate electronic speed limiters on commercial vehicles...

FMCSA: New Final Rule Eases Way to CDLs for Military Vets
FMCSA: New Final Rule Eases Way to CDLs for Military Vets

October 12, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a final rule that simplifies for current and former military personnel the process for...

ATA’s Spear Slams Proposed Speed-Limiter Rule
ATA’s Spear Slams Proposed Speed-Limiter Rule

October 4, 2016
The president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations has bluntly assessed as “dangerous” the key provisions of the proposed federal speed-limiter...

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule
FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

September 9, 2016
Another step has been completed in a proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate...

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule
DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

August 26, 2016
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

FMCSA Medical Board to Review Comments on Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule
FMCSA Medical Board to Review Comments on Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

August 9, 2016
With the extended comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers closed for several weeks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...