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Concrete Pumpers Seek Short-Haul Hours of Service Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that the American Concrete Pumping Association has applied for an exemption from the requirement that short-haul drivers using the records of duty status (RODS) exception of the hours-of-service rule return to their normal work-reporting location within 12 hours of coming on duty.

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FMCSA Extends Some Compliance Dates for Medical Examiner Certification Integration Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an interim final rule that delays several provisions of its Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule from taking effect for three full years, from June 22, 2018 to June 22, 2021.

Trucking Alliance Blasts Senate Bill to Rewrite HOS for Livestock Haulers

The Trucking Alliance is urging every member of Congress to oppose passage of a bill proposed in the Senate that aims to rewrite the federal hours of service regulations for a very specific group of truck drivers: those hauling livestock or insects.

FMCSA to Offer Public Forum on Automated Tech Regulation and Integration

A public listening session will be held for the government to get information on issues related to the design, development, testing, and integration of automated commercial vehicles on the nation's highways.

Senate Advances DOT Funding Bill with No Trucking Riders

The Senate version of the THUD bill does not contain any of the riders that trucking interests have been flogging on Capitol Hill, such as provisions for waivers of the electronic logging device rule or to prevent states from pre-empting federal law on meal and rest breaks for truckers

FHWA Clarifies What a Nondivisible Load Is

The Federal Highway Administration has provided a clarification on the federal definition of a nondivisible load in a response to the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association.

New Personal Conveyance Guidance Gives Flexibility to Find Truck Parking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced regulatory guidance that gives drivers a way to deal with one of the most vexing problems with the electronic logging device mandate – finding a safe place to park for the night – as well as clarification for ag haulers on the 150-air-mile exemption.

Senators Push FMCSA Chief to Reform Trucker Hours of Service Rule

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators are nudging Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez to act swiftly to reform the hours-of-service rule to “provide needed flexibility for [truck] drivers.”

Georgia Reincarnated Carrier Shut Down for Noncompliant E-Logs, Unsafe Trucks

A Georgia-based trucking company seemingly did everything it could to avoid FMCSA compliance until a compliance investigation placed it out of service.

FMCSA Now Recording ELD Violations in SMS

Violations of the electronic logging device rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in on April 1 are now being used in the Safety Measurement System that drives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.