A new rule designed to keep commercial drivers who fail drug and alcohol tests off the road is a win for trucking safety. Learn about the challenges still ahead.
October 8, 2021
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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t sure when autonomous commercial trucks are coming, but its researchers are busily preparing for widespread use of the technology – including the potential impact on the workforce, the new acting administrator said.
March 11, 2021
The debate about mandating speed limiters in trucks is on again.
March 4, 2021
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
A new deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was among those the Biden administration announced in key leadership roles at the Department of Transportation.
January 25, 2021
An appeals court recently upheld a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruling that federal hours of service rules pre-empt the state of California’s meal and rest break rules.
January 21, 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 has proposed a pilot program to evaluate even more flexible sleeper-berth split options in the hours of service rules.
January 14, 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
"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
A Department of Labor rule clarifying the definition of independent contractor and a pilot program to study younger truck drivers are among the “midnight regulations” that may not take effect after President-Elect Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20.
January 3, 2021
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed to include the rear impact (underride) guard on the list of items to be examined during the required annual inspection for each commercial motor vehicle.
December 29, 2020
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 OK’d a practice that it previously banned because of concerns it could allow unqualified truck drivers to get commercial licenses.
December 17, 2020