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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

Bluewire to Deploy Data in Defense of Trucking Industry
Court: Federal Hours of Service Supersede California Break Rules
FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

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

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

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

Drug Testing Refusal Data Added to Clearinghouse Report

Drug Testing Refusal Data Added to Clearinghouse Report

New information in the latest Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Report could accelerate calls for federal approval of other testing methods, such as hair and oral fluid testing, according to one safety and compliance expert.

July 20, 2020

Hair Testing Could Take Nearly 300,000 Truck Drivers Off the Road
FMCSA Narrows Definition of COVID-19 Relief Loads

FMCSA Narrows Definition of COVID-19 Relief Loads

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its COVID-19 emergency declaration allowing for the exemption from hours-of-service rules if delivering relief loads – but it has narrowed the definition of relief loads.

June 9, 2020

FMCSA Turns to Remote Compliance Reviews During COVID-19
Hours-of-Service Final Rule Adds Flexibility to Truck Drivers' Workdays
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