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FMCSA Proposes 'Yard Move' Definition

FMCSA Proposes 'Yard Move' Definition

"Yard moves" can be logged as on duty not driving under trucker hours of service regulations – but just what constitutes a yard move? See how FMCSA proposed to define a yard move.

January 4, 2021

Proposed Trucking Rules Among 'Midnight Regs' to be Put on Hold by Biden Administration
FMCSA Clarifies Ag Products That Qualify for Hours-of-Service Exemptions
FMCSA Pushes Ahead with Initatives on Younger Drivers, Autonomous Trucks, and More
Tank Truck Carriers May Add Extra Pulsating Rear Brake Lamp to Trailers
New Hours of Service Rules Take Effect Sept. 29
Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes

Less than two weeks before revised hours of service rules are set to take effect, they have been challenged in court by a coalition of safety advocacy groups that are often seen as anti-trucking, along with the Teamsters union.

September 17, 2020

HHS Hair-Testing Proposal Falls Short, Critics Say

HHS Hair-Testing Proposal Falls Short, Critics Say

A proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services to set up standards for the use of hair testing for drugs is not what hair-testing advocates in the trucking industry were hoping for.

September 8, 2020

Critic Says HHS Hair-Testing Rule Development 'Fatally Flawed'
Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

Pilot Program Would Test 3-Hour 'Pause' of Driving Clock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comment on a pilot program to study the one part of the hours-of-service proposal that didn’t make it into the final rule: allowing drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period up to three hours.

August 28, 2020

FMCSA Wants to Clarify How States Will Use Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
DOT Issues Guidance on Drug and Alcohol Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic
Taking a Closer Look at FMCSA's Hours-of-Service Proposal

Taking a Closer Look at FMCSA's Hours-of-Service Proposal

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

FMCSA Chief Martinez at ATA: Safety Better Served by Working With Industry

FMCSA Chief Martinez at ATA: Safety Better Served by Working With Industry

It’s rare that a government regulator gets a spontaneous ovation from a room packed full of trucking executives, but that’s exactly what happened Oct. 27 when Federal Motor Carrier Administrator Ray Martinez spoke during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

October 27, 2018

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.

July 5, 2018

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