FMCSA
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Trucking Wary of ‘Beyond Compliance’

The trucking industry generally supports the idea of a Beyond Compliance program that would give extra credit to motor carriers that improve safety programs or deploy safety technologies before they are required by regulation, but the process is still not without suspicion.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2016
Government

FMCSA Issues Rule Increasing Most Motor Carrier Civil Penalties

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an interim final rule increasing — and in some cases decreasing — its motor carrier civil penalties for violations of federal regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2016
Government

FMCSA Panel Starts Review to Simplify Rules’ Language

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee last week began a comprehensive review of the agency’s plain language “guidance documents,” aimed at helping carriers, drivers and inspectors interpret the 700 regulations that govern the industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2016
Government

DOT to Audit Driver Cargo Loading, Unloading Delays

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The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has begun a congressionally mandated audit to assess available data on motor carrier delays in loading and unloading.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 17, 2016
Government

FMCSA Advisory Committee Begins Review of Outdated Guidance Documents

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee on June 14 began a review of the agency’s plain language “guidance documents” aimed at helping carriers, drivers and inspectors interpret a slate of 700 regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2016

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 14, 2016

TT reporter David Elfin joins Eugene Mulero to talk about Scott Darling's confirmation status as head of FMCSA in this week's look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill. Read more at bit.ly/TTCA0614

June 14, 2016
Government

DUI Case Exposes Gaps in Safety Screening

On a late afternoon in March, state troopers found truck driver Yakov Zaverukha lying on his back in a mud puddle beside his big rig that was stuck in a ditch just off Interstate 57 in central Illinois.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2016
Government

Seat Belts Required for Passengers in Large Trucks Starting Aug. 8

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register on June 7 requiring that all passengers traveling in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles wear seat belts.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2016
Government

FMCSA Sends Drug/Alcohol Clearinghouse Final Rule to OMB

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 20 forwarded to the White House Office of Management and Budget its final rule that would establish a national database of truck drivers who have failed or refused to take drug and alcohol tests, marking the final step in the approval process.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2016

FMCSA's Christine Hydock on Proposed Sleep Apnea Regulation

Christine Hydock, Chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, talks with TT's Eric Miller about the advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding sleep apnea, and other driver health issues. Full LiveOnWeb program at bit.ly/TT-LOW0518.

May 20, 2016

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