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Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator
Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

February 14, 2018
Raymond Martinez’s appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was confirmed by a Senate voice vote late on Feb. 13.

OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule
OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

November 21, 2017
With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned...

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

November 10, 2017
The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT...

FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator
FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

November 2, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to soon name Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux as the...

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule
FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

October 10, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic...

AAA Report Underscores Benefits of High-Tech Truck Safety Advances
AAA Report Underscores Benefits of High-Tech Truck Safety Advances

September 22, 2017
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is recommending that all large trucks— both new and existing ones— be equipped with what it considers to be...

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks
Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

September 13, 2017
While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by...

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash
NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

September 12, 2017
The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to...

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill
Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

September 7, 2017
Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the...

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...

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