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FMCSA Grants SmartDrive Five-Year Exemption Regarding ADAS Camera Placement

FMCSA A previous application of SmartDrive camera technology. (SmartDrive System Inc.)

Federal trucking regulators on April 15 granted SmartDrive System Inc. a five-year exemption to allow an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) camera to be mounted lower on truck windshields than currently is permitted.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Crash Not Your Fault? FMCSA Says Soon It Won't Hurt Your CSA Score

Flashing police lights Beginning in August, eight types of crashes can be classified as “not preventable.” (Getty Images)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning in August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to make permanent a demonstration program that allows truck crashes in which the driver was not at fault to be listed as “not preventable” in Compliance, Safety, Accountability program scores.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019
Government, Business

FMCSA's HOS Rule Suspensions Continue Amid Flood Recovery

BNSF train in floodwaters in Plattsmouth, Neb. A BNSF train sits in floodwaters from the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Neb., on March 17. (Nati Harnik/AP)

Federal and state emergency declarations relaxing hours-of-service rules for haulers involved in the relief response to severe flooding in the Midwest remain in effect.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Ex-Alabama Trooper Admits Hacking Into FMCSA Database

FMCSA database was hacked by former Alabama trooper Getty Images with inset logo via FMCSA

A former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to hacking into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s computer databases, gaining access to sensitive data using credentials he obtained while working for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Railroad Representatives Petition FMCSA for HOS Exemption

A Cranemaster crane rerails some railcars. A Cranemaster crane returns some railcars to the rails. (Cranemasters Inc.)

Two companies and a trade association representing railroad employees have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Formally Ends Its Driver Diabetes Exemption Program

Diabetes exemption program ends iStock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Feb. 21 formally announced the immediate end of its exemption process for the medical certification of insulin-dependent truck and bus drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Medical Certification Process Under DOT Inspector General Audit

FMCSA Medical Certification A health professional checks a driver’s heart and lungs during a medical exam. (Shutterstock)

A spike in truck-involved fatal crashes and fraudulent truck driver medical certification cases has spurred a Department of Transportation Inspector General audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s medical certificate program.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Grants Pyrotechnics Group ELD Exemption

Crowd watching fireworks Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted certain members of the American Pyrotechnics Association reprieve from the electronic logging device rule.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2019
Government, Business

FMCSA Sued by California Over Uniform Meal-and-Rest-Break Declaration

Trucks parked at a truck stop Russ MacNeil

California officials are suing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the agency’s determination that federal rest-break laws pre-empt California’s separate meal-and-rest-break requirements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants One HOS Exemption, Receives Request for Another

FMCSA Chickens are transported for processing. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted reprieve from hours-of-service rules to one group and received an exemption request from the rules from another.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019

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