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Trucking after Trump: Politics as Usual

Trucking after Trump: Politics as Usual

What will a Biden administration mean for the trucking industry? We talk to trucking industry groups that are active in Washington, D.C., for their insight.

November 23, 2020

FMCSA to Study Crimes against Minority Male and Female Truckers
Trucker Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Already Showing ‘Encouraging Results’
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

FMCSA Delays Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Compliance for States
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
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
FMCSA Opens Registration for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

FMCSA Opens Registration for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has opened registration for the new Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which is aimed at preventing drivers from job-hopping to avoid the impact of failed drug tests.

October 1, 2019

DOT Audit: FMCSA Short on Data Needed to Fix CSA Program

DOT Audit: FMCSA Short on Data Needed to Fix CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's effort to improve its safety-compliance regime for commercial vehicles may be lacking in data needed to properly implement changes aimed at improving the way it assesses motor carrier safety performance.

September 30, 2019

FMCSA Wants to Delay State Compliance with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
ATA, CVSA Seek Longer Comment Period for HOS Reform Proposal

ATA, CVSA Seek Longer Comment Period for HOS Reform Proposal

ATA and CVSA want the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to extend the public comment period for the agency’s proposal to reform the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers. The 45-day comment period is set to end on Oct. 7.

August 28, 2019

Trucking Not Thrilled with Partial Delay of Driver Training Rule
Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Solid support is growing from trucking lobbies in favor of a new bipartisan Senate bill that would require all new Class 7 and Class 8 trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a maximum speed of 65 mph.

July 10, 2019