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FMCSA’s Jim Mullen Stepping Down; Wiley Deck to Become Deputy Administrator

Jim Mullen and WIley Deck Mullen (left) and Deck via fmcsa.dot.gov

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration acting Administrator Jim Mullen will leave his position at the end of August.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends Emergency Relief Declaration to Sept. 14

Truck on highway A northbound truck crosses the Modoc County line in California. (Scott Sonner/AP)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again extended its emergency declaration relaxing hours-of-service rules for motor carriers that are providing direct assistance in support of coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA's International Roadcheck Rescheduled for Sept. 9-11

Officer checking cargo during CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. This year's focus will be on driver requirements. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

The postponed International Roadcheck event has been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Aug. 10.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Driver-Assist Technologies Touted at FMCSA Truck Safety Summit

NHTSA Volvo's Active Driver Assist. (Volvo)

The importance of hiring skilled drivers, the prospects for success with hair-based drug tests, the critical need for infrastructure funding and the promise of technology — especially as it relates to onboard vehicle systems — were among subjects discussed at an all-day Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Aug. 5 truck safety summit.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Virtual Summit to Focus on Truck Safety

Trucks 3dan3/Getty Images

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

Trucks on highway shaunl/Getty Images

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

drug test Getty Images

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

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