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
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
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
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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comment on a proposal backed by owner-operator/small-fleet groups to address the transparency of broker rates.
August 19, 2020
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Acting Administrator Jim Mullen has announced he will step down at the end of the month.
August 14, 2020
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 has seen a direct return on its investments into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), says senior vice-president – safety, security and driver personnel Greer Woodruff.
August 6, 2020
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 is now available on the Geotab Marketplace, providing fleets with electronic driver vehicle inspection reports (eDVIR) and work orders to keep their trucks FMCSA-compliant.
August 4, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared an Ohio-licensed commercial driver an imminent hazard to public safety following a fatal crash that killed four children involving drugs and driver distraction.
July 23, 2020
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
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
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
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