A final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revises existing regulations to require that states implement a system and practices for the “exclusively electronic exchange” of driver history record information through the Commercial Driver's License Information System.
July 23, 2021
Did FMCSA get its revisions to the Hours of Service rule right this time? To find out, HDT Talks Trucking put that question to Jerad Childress of Childress Law PLLC and Truck Safe Consulting and to Chris Woody, safety manager for Nashville-based M&W Logistics.
July 22, 2021
Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides a list of the top acute and critical violations discovered during agency investigations. Shared are the top ones found.
July 22, 2021
The federal commercial driver's license program has specific rules for when states must disqualify a commercial driver in the wake of a conviction. But a DOT Inspector General report found many times, that's not happening – or not happening soon enough.
July 15, 2021
Is an off-site safety audit in your future? The COVID-19 pandemic was a game-changer for off-site compliance reviews. FMCSA off-site audits increased by 400% in 2020 and are on track to nearly double in 2021.
July 14, 2021
If a motor carrier does not keep on top of the biennial updates of its Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150), it could face deactivation of its USDOT number and daily fines.
July 13, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the trucking workforce and federal policymakers.
July 8, 2021
FMCSA urges commercial drivers and motorists to exercise extra caution when approaching and traveling through work zones.
April 26, 2021
If you were hoping to get a more paperless experience with commercial driver medical certification requirements this summer, you're out of luck. Find out why rules to digitally integrate medical examiner registry data with licensing offices may be postponed.
April 22, 2021
Meera Joshi has served as the FMCSA’s acting administrator since January.
April 14, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse has been in effect for a little over a year – but there are still some stumbling blocks fleets can run into.
March 25, 2021
Travis Lee Tolliver and Jordan Andrew Bane have been ordered not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
March 15, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t sure when autonomous commercial trucks are coming, but its researchers are busily preparing for widespread use of the technology – including the potential impact on the workforce, the new acting administrator said.
March 11, 2021
The debate about mandating speed limiters in trucks is on again.
March 4, 2021
As the Biden administration and the new Democrat-controlled Congress have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work, there are a number of issues related to trucking that we may see action on this year.
February 17, 2021