COVID-19 does not seem to have slowed down the staff at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is juggling multiple rulemakings and research projects as it approaches the last months of the current administration’s term, from younger drivers to additional hours-of-service flexibility.
October 23, 2020
In an effort to answer some of the many questions that oftentimes go along with regulatory changes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created an online tool to help carriers and drivers understand the recent changes to the hours-of-service regulations.
September 30, 2020
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules, designed to offer drivers more flexibility, take effect at 12 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 29.
September 28, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that in some locations, it may “exercise discretion” and not enforce minimum annual random drug and alcohol testing rates in areas still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 7, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 14 published a long-awaited final rule updating hours of service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers that offer the industry more flexibility.
May 14, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has eased the standards related to commercial learner’s permit holders and obtaining a commercial driver’s license.
March 31, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a limited waiver for commercial drivers whose commercial licenses/permits and/or medical cards have expired or are set to expire after March 1, 2020.
March 24, 2020
FMCSA expanded on hours-of-service regulations during COVID-19 as it relates to exemptions for waste haulers.
March 20, 2020
FMCSA's answers to frequently asked questions about the emergency exemption for trucks carrying relief supplies for the COVID-19 epidemic.
March 20, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added fuel and other items to an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
March 18, 2020
In a historic first, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
March 14, 2020
Senate bill would direct the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish a “Women of Trucking Advisory Board."
November 15, 2019
It’s already that time of year - the 55th Capitol Christmas Tree is headed for Washington D.C., beginning its 2,000-mile journey from New Mexico’s Carson National Forest.
November 14, 2019
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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a partial compliance delay for certain requirements of its final rule establishing a federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse.
September 6, 2019