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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

young driver wearing mask mladenbalinovac/Getty Images

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
Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Proposes Pilot Allowing Drivers to Pause Driving Window

Truck driver The program would allow participating drivers to pause their on-duty driving time with one off-duty period of at least 30 minutes, but not more than three hours. (photovs/Getty Images)

FMCSA is seeking comment on a pilot program that would offer drivers additional hours-of-service flexibility by allowing them to pause their 14-hour driving window.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2020
Technology, Safety

Preparing for FMCSA’s HOS Changes

In June, FMCSA published the Hours-of-Service Final Rule, making four key rule changes. With input from drivers, enforcement, and the industry, the regulatory changes aim to increase flexibility for fleets while maintaining highway safety. Join FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo and EROAD’s Soona Lee in a webinar that explains the new changes, how they will affect your fleet and the industry as a whole.

August 27, 2020
Government, Safety

FMCSA Awards $80 Million to States’ Motor Vehicle Safety Efforts

Student driver with trainer Roadmaster Drivers School

Nearly $80 million was awarded to educational entities and state agencies for commercial motor vehicle safety efforts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Survey for Beyond Compliance Program

Survey michaelmjc/Getty Images

Federal trucking regulators are seeking White House approval to study the effectiveness of various technologies, programs and policies with a goal of allowing the agency to recognize and reward motor carriers that exceed regulatory safety requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 18, 2020

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