A new rule designed to keep commercial drivers who fail drug and alcohol tests off the road is a win for trucking safety. Learn about the challenges still ahead.
October 8, 2021
Speeding and not wearing a seat belt were the top violations for both passenger-vehicle drivers and commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safer Driver Week in July.
October 7, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule closing a loophole in the federal drug and alcohol testing program.
October 6, 2021
American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to confirm the nomination of Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
September 20, 2021
With the Delta variant causing a surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency exemptions for certain hours of service rules and for state licensing offices.
August 31, 2021
A final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revises existing regulations to require that states implement a system and practices for the “exclusively electronic exchange” of driver history record information through the Commercial Driver's License Information System.
July 23, 2021
Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress Law PLLC and Truck Safe Consulting and to Chris Woody, safety manager for Nashville-based M&W Logistics.
July 22, 2021
Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides a list of the top acute and critical violations discovered during agency investigations. Shared are the top ones found.
July 22, 2021
The federal commercial driver's license program has specific rules for when states must disqualify a commercial driver in the wake of a conviction. But a DOT Inspector General report found many times, that's not happening – or not happening soon enough.
July 15, 2021
Is an off-site safety audit in your future? The COVID-19 pandemic was a game-changer for off-site compliance reviews. FMCSA off-site audits increased by 400% in 2020 and are on track to nearly double in 2021.
July 14, 2021
If a motor carrier does not keep on top of the biennial updates of its Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150), it could face deactivation of its USDOT number and daily fines.
July 13, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the trucking workforce and federal policymakers.
July 8, 2021
FMCSA urges commercial drivers and motorists to exercise extra caution when approaching and traveling through work zones.
April 26, 2021
If you were hoping to get a more paperless experience with commercial driver medical certification requirements this summer, you're out of luck. Find out why rules to digitally integrate medical examiner registry data with licensing offices may be postponed.
April 22, 2021
Meera Joshi has served as the FMCSA’s acting administrator since January.
April 14, 2021