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Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule
Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

August 4, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on...

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

July 18, 2017
The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking
FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

June 2, 2017
More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says...

FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System
FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

January 17, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix
Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix

December 12, 2016
Special legislation that contains language to fix the legislative glitch that threatened use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for...

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards
FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

December 7, 2016
A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain...

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...

FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request
FMSCA Denies Oil-Patch HOS Exemption Request

March 28, 2016
FMCSA has denied an application for an exemption from the 14-hour provision of the hours-of-service rules that would have let truck drivers serving oil and...

Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research
Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

March 10, 2016
A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a...