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Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Virtual Summit to Focus on Truck Safety

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a virtual trucking safety summit Aug. 5 to solicit ideas and information on improving the safe operation of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles on the nation’s roadways.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Study: Training Helps Younger Drivers Stay as Safe as Those Retiring

Student driver in truck with trainer A student trains behind the wheel with his instructor. The VTTI study found “no safety-based reason not to use younger drivers when structured training, mentoring and coaching systems are in place.” (Roadmaster Drivers School)

A study commissioned by FMCSA found "no safety-based reason not to use younger drivers" to help fill the void left by retiring older drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2020
Government

House Panel OKs Fiscal 2021 Transportation Funding Bill

Trucks on I-71 in Northern Kentucky Trucks on I-71 in Northern Kentucky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Legislation that would increase funding for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was approved July 14 during a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Funding Bill Would Increase FMCSA Budget

Trucks and other vehicles on a busy highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FMCSA would receive $881 million for operations during the next fiscal year under legislation a House panel approved July 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends, Modifies HOS Emergency Declaration

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FMCSA has extended and modified its emergency declaration for motor carriers that are providing direct assistance in support of coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends Pre-Employment Drug Testing Waiver

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Federal trucking regulators have extended through Sept. 30 a waiver from certain pre-employment drug testing requirements for truck drivers during the COVID-19 emergency.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

House Democrats Unveil Five-Year Highway Policy Bill

Interstate 95 bridge construction in Virginia Traffic travels on Interstate 95 past a bridge replacement project over the Meherrin River near Emporia, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

A multiyear bill with the aim of enhancing funding and safety for freight and commuter programs was unveiled by House Democrats on June 3.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2020
Government, Business

Movie Industry’s Drivers Granted Exemption From Full Drug Clearinghouse Queries

movie trucks in Seattle Movie set employees unload lighting equipment from a truck in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

A group that manages the services of an estimated 12,000 drivers for major motion picture studios and independent and commercial production houses has been granted a five-year exemption from conducting full pre-employment queries of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for its drivers, FMCSA announced.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 1, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA to Immediately Expand Remote Carrier Compliance Reviews During Pandemic

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced plans to immediately expand the use of remote motor carrier safety compliance reviews during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2020
Government, Safety

Senate Committee Advances FMCSA Safety Grants Bill

airport The committee also advanced legislation that would require a joint task force to examine safety and efficiency of air travel during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nutthaseth Vanchaichana/Getty Images)

Legislation aimed at facilitating financial assistance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was easily approved by a Senate panel on May 20.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 20, 2020

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