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 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
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
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
After pummeling the Bahamas for a few days, Hurricane Dorian has begun to move toward the Atlantic coast, prompting the FMCSA to issue a regional emergency declaration in 10 states that suspends certain trucking regulations.
September 3, 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
The U.S. Department of Labor now holds that truck drivers need not be compensated for any time in which "drivers are relieved of all duties and permitted to sleep in a sleeper berth."
July 26, 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 FMCSA has declared an emergency for the Midwest states hit by historic flooding, freeing up local trucking companies like Crete and Werner to deliver needed supplies to those affected by the disaster.
March 20, 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