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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to study the “prevalence, seriousness, and nature of the problem of harassment and assaults” against female and minority male truck drivers
February 28, 2020
Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national minimum-training standards for entry-level drivers.
December 2, 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a “potential” pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18 to 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
May 14, 2019
A federal court has determined it lacks jurisdiction to rule on a class-action suit brought against U.S. Xpress that alleges the motor carrier violated California's rules governing meal and rest breaks for commercial vehicle drivers.
May 7, 2019
A newly proposed bill would allow truck drivers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into the 14-hour on-duty allotment afforded them by federal Hours of Service rules.
March 30, 2018
Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.
March 29, 2018
The FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” During that time period, the agency says it will also publish "final guidance" on both the agricultural air-mile exemption within the hours of service rule and on the use of the personal conveyance adjustment by all motor carriers operating under the ELD rule.
March 13, 2018
An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”
February 5, 2018
With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration having granted a waiver that gives PeopleNet customers that integrate existing AOBRDs with fleet management and safety systems until March 18 to continue installing ELD-compatible devices running AOBRD software, the supplier has put together material to help address the need for the waiver.
February 2, 2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on commercial-vehicle drivers legally using trucks as “personal conveyance” while off duty.
December 19, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially issued a 90-day temporary waiver of the rule to carriers of agricultural commodities and livestock.
December 15, 2017
A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
December 12, 2017
In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.
November 30, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.
November 27, 2017