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Trucker Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Already Showing ‘Encouraging Results’
FMCSA Lowers Unified Registration Fees on Motor Carriers
FMCSA: No Word on When Trucking Will See Hours-of-Service Changes

FMCSA: No Word on When Trucking Will See Hours-of-Service Changes

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official points out that the agency's ongoing effort to revise the hours-of-service rule is still in the works, with the goal being "to provide some flexibility" to the key regulation affecting commercial truck drivers in the U.S.

February 18, 2020

FMCSA Extends Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Compliance Date
FMCSA Declares Nevada Owner-Operator Imminent Hazard
FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch a study of factors that contribute to highway crashes involving large trucks. Driving the study is concern over the rising number of fatalities incurred in truck crashes.

January 15, 2020

6 Things You Need to Know About the New Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

6 Things You Need to Know About the New Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is finally rolling out this month. This electronic database will track commercial driver’s license holders who have tested positive for prohibited drug or alcohol use, as well as refusals to take required drug tests, and other drug and alcohol violations.

January 14, 2020

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

Regulatory Outlook 2020: Keep an Eye on Hours of Service

What's in store for trucking from the regulators in Washington, D.C., this year? Executive Editor David Cullen says the government wheels move slowly, but hours-of-service is among those to watch in 2020.

January 11, 2020

GeoSpace Labs Launches Florida-Specific Intrastate ELD
HDT's Top 19 Trucking News Stories of 2019

HDT's Top 19 Trucking News Stories of 2019

After scouring through our website analytics of news items of the past 12 months, HDT came up with the top 19 stories of 2019, giving you a look back on some of the important moments from this past year.

December 27, 2019

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor vehicle drivers, from 25% to 50% percent, effective Jan. 1.

December 27, 2019

FMCSA Delays Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Compliance for States
11 Things to Know to Stay Out of Trouble with Final ELD Deadline

11 Things to Know to Stay Out of Trouble with Final ELD Deadline

As of Dec. 17, most motor carriers are required by federal law to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to track truck driver hours of service. Whether you’ve waited until the last minute to flip the switch or you’re already running ELDs, here are some things you need to keep in mind to avoid citations, bad CSA scores, or unsatisfactory safety ratings.

December 9, 2019

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national minimum-training standards for entry-level drivers.

December 2, 2019

Senate Bill Aims to Bring More Women into Trucking