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New Alternative Vision Standard for Commercial Drivers

After years of issuing exemptions on an individual basis for commercial drivers with poor or no vision in one eye, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has adopted a new program for such drivers to become qualified.

January 21, 2022

New Chief Named for FMCSA

New Chief Named for FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation has named a new deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to replace the departing Meera Joshi.

January 19, 2022

Younger Driver Pilot Program: DOT Takes First Steps
FMCSA Chief Joshi Leaving for NYC Deputy Mayor Job

FMCSA Chief Joshi Leaving for NYC Deputy Mayor Job

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration remains without a confirmed administrator with news that Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi is leaving the position to work for New York City's new mayor.

December 20, 2021

Biden Administration Plan to Help Trucking Recruit, Retain New Drivers

Biden Administration Plan to Help Trucking Recruit, Retain New Drivers

The Biden administration announced a series of short- and long-term initiatives to address the truck driver shortage, including launching a pilot program for younger drivers and making it easier for trucking companies to use the Registered Apprenticeship program.

December 16, 2021

State Licensing Offices and the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse: What Fleets Need to Know About the New Rule
More Delays for Medical Examiner Registry Integration

More Delays for Medical Examiner Registry Integration

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

5 Things Fleets Need to Know About the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
FMCSA Chief: Autonomous Trucks Mean 'Real and Broad Impacts on People's Livelihoods'
ATA, OOIDA Square Off on Speed Limiters
3 Trucking Issues to Watch in Washington

3 Trucking Issues to Watch in Washington

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

4 Ways Washington May Change Trucking Laws and Regulations
FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the COVID-19 exception to hours of service regulations for certain pandemic-related loads to May 31.

February 16, 2021

Biden Administration Names FMCSA Deputy Administrator
Court: Federal Hours of Service Supersede California Break Rules
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