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Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Denies ELD Exemption for Drivers Traveling With Pets

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Can truck drivers use paper logs if Fido rides shotgun? No way, federal trucking regulators say.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Expanding Specialties for Military Driver Pilot Program

Military driver An Army specialist maneuvers his tactical vehicle. (DIVIDS)

FMCSA is proposing to expand the military occupational specialties associated with its pilot program that allows people between the ages of 18 and 20 who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a CDL to operate trucks in interstate commerce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Data Shows Slight Increase in Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities

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The number of large-truck occupants who died in traffic crashes rose slightly in 2019, while overall traffic fatalities declined, according to NHTSA.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Hires Former FMCSA Official Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen-TuSimple Mulllen by FMCSA; TuSimple by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

Jim Mullen, former acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has taken a position at TuSimple, a company that specializes in autonomous driving technology for trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Unveils HOS Resource as Revised Rules Take Effect

Trucks at truck stop Trucks sit at a truck stop in Connecticut. (Alexander Farnsworth/Getty Images)

FMCSA has launched an online tool to help carriers and drivers better understand the hours-of-service regulations that took effect Sept. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Denies Pronto.ai’s HOS Exemption Request

Interior of Pronto autonomous car Pronto.ai's Copilot advanced driver assistance system undergoing a test in a car. (Pronto.ai via Vimeo)

FMCSA has denied an application from Pronto .ai requesting an exemption from the 11-hour driving limit and the 14-hour driving window in the hours-of-service requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Denies Ohio Safety Agency’s Petition for Veteran Driver Exemptions

NC National Guard driver training Soldiers in Bravo Company, 1-252 Armor Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, drive the MaxxPro Mine Resistance Ambush Protected and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle while conducting mobilization training. (U.S. Army)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s request for an exemption to modify the mandatory skills test requirements for drivers with military experience.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Launches Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

truck driver According to FMCSA, the new panel includes between 20 and 25 drivers representing various sectors of the industry. (kali9/Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a panel of commercial drivers to contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Groups Take Legal Action Against HOS Final Rule

Truck on empty road near Las Vegas A Giltner Inc. truck on U.S. Route 93 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Three organizations and the Teamsters union have filed a petition in federal court challenging the final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Pilot Would Allow Younger Drivers in Interstate Commerce

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a proposal and request for comment on a new pilot program to allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 4, 2020

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