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
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 issued a second installment to frequently asked questions regarding the nationwide emergency hours-of-service exemption for truck drivers hauling loads related to the COVID-19 corinavirus pandemic.
March 26, 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
The Department of Transportation has issued guidance on drug and alcohol testing for federally regulated transportation workers, as fleets and commercial drivers may face challenges complying with regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 23, 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
Ontario will increase its focus on truck emissions in 2020 as the Canadian province prepares to crack down on anyone that bypasses emissions controls – and that includes on-highway enforcement on trucks from other jurisdictions.
December 18, 2019
In what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief called a “common-sense approach,” the agency has proposed five key revisions to truck driver hours-of-service rules. More on what those changes might mean and moving on to a final rulemaking.
August 14, 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published an eagerly awaited proposal on changes to hours of service rules that would offer more flexibility, including changes to the 30-minute break rule, allowing split sleeper berth operations, and more.
August 14, 2019
In the wake of several Idaho arrests of truck drivers hauling industrial grade hemp, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an updated legal clarification of its new guidelines.
May 31, 2019
The California Department of Motor Vehicles may soon change the current rules and allow testing of autonomous light-duty delivery vehicles weighing less than 10,001 pounds.
April 16, 2019
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has sent a notice of proposed rulemaking on hours of service reform to the Office of Budget Management.
March 29, 2019
The ATRI board of directors has approved the 2019 Top Research Priorities, a list of recommended research topics identified by ATRI’s research advisory committee based on critical trucking industry issues.
March 25, 2019
California has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking it to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent decree that the state can’t enforce its rest break and meal rules against truck drivers.
February 8, 2019