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Split-Sleeper Pilot Program Would Study 6/4, 5/5 Splits
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

Annual Inspection of Underride Guards Proposed

Annual Inspection of Underride Guards Proposed

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

Driver Charged with Killing Cyclists Declared Imminent Hazard
What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

A bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level has passed the House – although it has virtually no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill also would allow marijuana to remain on the list of disqualifying substances for safety-sensitive transportation workers such as truck drivers.

December 7, 2020

FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

FCC Votes to Shift Part of 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum to Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to split up the 5.9 GHz “safety spectrum” frequency previously set aside for use in transportation for vehicle-to-everything technologies, a plan that has prompted dire warnings from departments of transportation and various transportation and safety groups.

November 18, 2020

Truck Driver in Minnesota Protest Incident Charged Months Later
Tank Truck Carriers May Add Extra Pulsating Rear Brake Lamp to Trailers
New Hours of Service Rules Take Effect Sept. 29
FMCSA Denies Request for Longer Workdays for Autonomous-Truck Drivers
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

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

Protesters Want to Shut Down Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway
How Fleets Can Address Nuclear Verdicts and High Insurance Costs

How Fleets Can Address Nuclear Verdicts and High Insurance Costs

The high costs of legal settlements and “nuclear verdicts” have made it harder for fleets to get affordable insurance, but motor carriers can beat those trends with technology, tightly run safety programs, and intelligent risk financing.

June 26, 2020

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