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FMCSA New Commercial Driver Panel Will Provide Feedback on Critical Issues

FMCSA New Commercial Driver Panel Will Provide Feedback on Critical Issues

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator will be launching a new panel to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee comprised of commercial motor vehicle drivers which will provide direct feedback to FMCSA on important issues facing the industry.

September 18, 2020

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption Through End of Year

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption Through End of Year

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the COVID-19 emergency declaration until the end of the year, providing relief from certain regulations for motor carriers and drivers hauling relief loads related to the pandemic.

September 14, 2020

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comment on a pilot program to study the one part of the hours-of-service proposal that didn’t make it into the final rule: allowing drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period up to three hours.

August 28, 2020

ELD Providers Prep for Upcoming HoS Changes

ELD Providers Prep for Upcoming HoS Changes

With revised federal hours of service scheduled to take effect Sept. 29, ELD providers have also been planning how best to assist fleets with the changes.

August 21, 2020

FMCSA Asks for Comments on Broker Transparency Petitions
FMCSA Getting a New Acting Administrator
FMCSA Modifies Relief Extension, Adds Groceries Back to the List

FMCSA Modifies Relief Extension, Adds Groceries Back to the List

FMCSA has extended regulatory relief for drivers that provide direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to COVID-19, including supplies for the emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores, which had been removed in June.

August 12, 2020

JB Hunt: Driver Assistance Systems Deliver Immediate ROI
FHWA, NHTSA Administrators Highlight Work on ADAS, Truck Parking

FHWA, NHTSA Administrators Highlight Work on ADAS, Truck Parking

The leaders of the Federal Highway Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lauded trucking for its work during COVID-19 and addressed safety issues such as truck parking and advanced driver assistance systems during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2020 Trucking Safety Summit.

August 5, 2020

Whip Around Now Available on the Geotab Marketplace
FMCSA Declares Ohio Driver Imminent Hazard Following Fatal Crash
Drug Testing Refusal Data Added to Clearinghouse Report

Drug Testing Refusal Data Added to Clearinghouse Report

New information in the latest Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Report could accelerate calls for federal approval of other testing methods, such as hair and oral fluid testing, according to one safety and compliance expert.

July 20, 2020

FMCSA to Hold Virtual Trucking Safety Summit

FMCSA to Hold Virtual Trucking Safety Summit

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that the 2020 Trucking Safety Summit will be held virtually on August 5, 2020. The meeting’s focus will be to finding ways to improve the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles on the nation’s roadways.

July 19, 2020

FMCSA Extends COVID Emergency Relief Exemption

FMCSA Extends COVID Emergency Relief Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on July 13 announced an extension of its exemption from certain regulations for drivers and companies providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts.

July 13, 2020

FMCSA May 'Exercise Discretion' Enforcing Random Drug Testing

FMCSA May 'Exercise Discretion' Enforcing Random Drug Testing

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