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Musical Chairs Ending at FMCSA [Commentary]

Musical Chairs Ending at FMCSA [Commentary]

For those keeping score, Meera Joshi is the third acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since President Trump’s appointee Ray Martinez stepped down two years ago.

November 22, 2021

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

March 10, 2020

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

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

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

No 'Soft Enforcement' for Dec. 17 ELD Deadline: CVSA

Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."

December 3, 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

Ray Martinez Stepping Down as FMCSA Chief

Ray Martinez Stepping Down as FMCSA Chief

Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, will be leaving his agency post by the end of this month to take on a different position within the Department of Transportation.

October 10, 2019

Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
Study: Major Split Between Truck Driver Urinalysis and Hair-Testing for Drugs
FMCSA Wants to Delay State Compliance with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Driver-Training Rule Rolling Out, Wrinkles or Not
New Law Calls for Hair-Testing Guidelines

New Law Calls for Hair-Testing Guidelines

President Trump signed into law on Oct. 24 legislation that contains provisions on hair testing for illegal drug use that have been long sought by trucking lobbies.

October 24, 2018

SambaSafety Prepping New CSA Scorecard

SambaSafety Prepping New CSA Scorecard

SambaSafety/Vigillo is developing a new CSA Scorecard that the company will make available to its customers ahead of the FMCSA's eventual rollout of a revised Safety Measurement System for its Carrier Safety Accountability enforcement regime.

October 3, 2018

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

November 10, 2017

NHTSA: Highway Deaths Rise Again, Including Those Involving Trucks
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