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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

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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
Government, Business

FMCSA Denies PTS Worldwide Request to Split Sleeper Berth Time

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a five-year exemption request by Department of Defense highly sensitive cargo carrier PTS Worldwide to split sleeper berth hours into segments of 4/6, 5/5 or 6/4 hours.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 15, 2020
Government, Business, Breaking News

FMCSA Adopts Crash Accountability Program

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 1 announced that effective immediately it is making permanent a pilot program that will not count a crash in which a motor carrier was not at fault when calculating the carrier’s safety measurement profile. It also is expanding the types of crashes that may be considered.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Distributes 1 Million Masks to Truckers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is distributing 1 million protective masks to commercial truck drivers to enhance safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Reviews Seizure Policy

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reviewing the agency’s current seizure medical policy with an eye toward possibly eliminating a requirement that truck drivers with the condition request a special exemption from the agency.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2020

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