Currently, few commercial trucks available in the U.S. provide direct vision, the organization said, “despite estimates that one-quarter of the more than 500 pedestrian and bicyclist deaths each year that involve large trucks traveling at low speeds could be prevented by direct-vision cabs.”
June 13, 2022
The new younger-driver pilot program and other steps to address the truck driver shortage were a key topic during Robin Hutcheson’s confirmation hearing on her nomination to be administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
June 8, 2022
The May 4 advance notice of supplemental proposed rulemaking announced FMCSA's intent to proceed with a speed limiter rulemaking and asked for comments.
May 27, 2022
Norman Mineta, the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation who was key in the formation of a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, died May 3 at age 90.
May 3, 2022
New approach to mandatory speed limiters would put the burden on motor carriers rather than truck makers. FMCSA is also asking for comment on whether to include Classes 3-6 in new rulemaking.
May 2, 2022
The Department of Transportation is proposing oral fluid testing as an alternative to urine testing for the DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing program.
February 28, 2022
Two major trucking organizations have joined up to urge the federal government to do something about the shortage of truck parking.
February 18, 2022
The Department of Transportation announced a National Roadway Safety Strategy to bring together efforts of its various agencies to address transportation deaths.
January 31, 2022
After years of issuing exemptions on an individual basis for commercial drivers with poor or no vision in one eye, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has adopted a new program for such drivers to become qualified.
January 21, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation has named a new deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to replace the departing Meera Joshi.
January 19, 2022
The Supreme Court on Jan. 13 halted enforcement of a controversial emergency rule that would have required business with more than 100 employees to require workers to have COVID-19 vaccines or else undergo weekly testing.
January 13, 2022
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has officially addressed the issue of whether truck drivers are subject to its controversial COVID-19 vaccine-or-test emergency rule.
January 13, 2022
Is marijuana really the drug most commonly used by truck drivers? National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse statistics say it is by far, but hair-testing advocates cite an analysis finding otherwise.
January 11, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court is returning to the bench early to hear a challenge to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine/testing requirements for larger employers. The trucking industry is among those groups watching the situation closely.
January 3, 2022
A truck driver whose 110-year sentence following a fatal mountain crash prompted a national outcry has had his sentence cut to 10 years by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.
December 31, 2021