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FMCSA Plans Information Collection for CDL Testing Delays Survey

CVTA A Truck Training America student drives through the Kentucky State Police CDL test track and road course. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning to submit an Information Collection Request associated with its annual survey on commercial driver license skills testing delays.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Drug Clearinghouse Records 46,000 Violations in First 10 Months

Technician tests sample A technician test a hair sample at a Quest Diagnostics facility. The leading number of drug test failures — 24,000 — was for marijuana. (DrugTestingTV via YouTube)

Nearly 46,000 driver drug-related violations have been recorded in the federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse during its first 10 months of operation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Clarifies Terms for Ag Haulers, Farmers

Livestock hauler A livestock hauler on an Indiana interstate. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published an interim final rule clarifying some definitions associated with agricultural goods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business

Senate Committee Unveils Fiscal 2021 Transportation Funding Bill

Livestock truck A provision would prohibit funds from backing the enforcement of FMCSA’s ELD mandate on carriers transporting livestock or insects. (MCCAIG/Getty Images)

The U.S. Senate committee that oversees funding across the federal government unveiled a plan for fiscal 2021 that will ensure operations continue uninterrupted across agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

IG Report Outlines Top Management Challenges for FMCSA

Vehicle traffic Traffic on Interstate 71 in Kentucky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A federal oversight report calls on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide more “robust oversight” of states’ compliance with commercial driver license and driver medical exam requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELD Vendors Update Software to Match Modified HOS Rules

Driver looking at screen in truck Software providers worked to ensure a smooth transition into the revised FMCSA hours-of-service rules by providing updates. (MiX Telematics)

Before the federal government’s revised hours-of-service rules went into effect Sept. 29, suppliers of electronic logging devices were busy updating their software.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
November 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Nominations for Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

Traffic on Interstate 71 MCSAC’s members represent safety advocates, law enforcement officers, labor groups and trucking leaders. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting nominations for people to serve on its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Endures Busy, Challenging Year, Agency’s Top Official Says

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck Despite the challenge of COVID-19 in 2020, FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck said the agency has made progress moving along a number of significant programs and rulemakings. (Transport Topics)

It’s been a busy but productive year for FMCSA officials, Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck said Oct. 23 during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Denies ELD Exemption for Drivers Traveling With Pets

Dog in truck window vitphot/Getty Images

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

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