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Some companies mistakenly think their company vehicles are exempt from FMCSA rules. Yet, most Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) apply to all companies with vehicles — regardless of size, weight, or load. Failure to comply with these rules exposes your organization to tremendous risk.

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3 Trucking Issues to Watch in Washington

As the Biden administration and the new Democrat-controlled Congress have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work, there are a number of issues related to trucking that we may see action on this year.

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption

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.

Montana Carrier Declared Imminent Hazard for Rogue Operations

A Montana-based small carrier has been declared an imminent hazard and ordered to stop operating after officials discovered safety regulation violations ranging from drivers without commercial licenses to operating without federal motor carrier operating authority.

Virginia Port to Evaluate Autonomous Trucks

The Virginia Port Authority has received a federal grant that will allow it to begin evaluating the potential benefits of autonomous truck use for intermodal port operations.

Audit Finds Shortfalls in National Medical Examiner Registry

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.