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
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
The National Registry of Medical Examiners has been plagued with problems since its rollout in 2014, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has done a poor job of oversight, according to a review by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.
January 15, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to eliminate its federal vision exemption waiver program and instead let medical professionals and motor carriers determine whether drivers with limited vision in one eye may drive commercial motor vehicles.
January 12, 2021
A truck driver who has been charged with fatally hitting five people with his truck while on methamphetamine has been declared an imminent hazard by the federal government.
December 28, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its COVID-19 emergency waiver of commercial drivers’ licenses, learners permits, and medical certificate requirements.
December 18, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has OK’d a practice that it previously banned because of concerns it could allow unqualified truck drivers to get commercial licenses.
December 17, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pilot program to allow 18- to 20-year-old service members with heavy-vehicle driver training to operate commercial motor vehicles might expand the allowed classifications.
October 9, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a temporary waiver letting employers skip pre-employment drug testing for certain drivers as the economy works to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns.
June 8, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule to clarify the role of state driver’s licensing agencies in closing a loophole in the federal drug- and alcohol-testing system for truck drivers.
April 27, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has eased the standards related to commercial learner’s permit holders and obtaining a commercial driver’s license.
March 31, 2020
Idelic has incorporated the FMCSA BASICs data standard for all customers into its driver management platform, the Idelic Safety Suite.
March 30, 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
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