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UPS Requests Exemption for Driver-Trainees to Operate Doubles

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Feb. 24 that it is seeking comment on a 2019 request from United Parcel Service Inc. in which the carrier seeks a five-year renewable exemption from federal regulations in order to allow its driver-trainees with commercial learner permits to operate twin 28-foot trailers on public roads.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Detects Nearly 8,000 Violations Since Jan. 6

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Nearly 8,000 substance abuse violations have been detected and identified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse since it went live Jan. 6, the agency announced Feb. 21.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Mulls Petition to Ease Requirements for Deaf Truck Drivers

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Federal trucking regulators are reviewing a petition filed by the National Association of the Deaf seeking to relax requirements for deaf truck and bus drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2020
Government, Business

FMCSA Final Rule Calls for Reduced Commercial Vehicle Registration Fees

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that continues to reduce commercial vehicle registration fees in 2020 and 2021, the agency announced Feb. 12.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Fiscal 2021 Budget Proposal Offers Increase for Two FMCSA Programs

Trucks on busy highway Under the budget plan, the Motor Carrier Safety Grants program would receive $403 million, and the Motor Carrier Safety Operations and Programs account would receive $299 million. (Getty Images)

Programs managed by federal trucking regulators would see a funding boost under a fiscal 2021 budget request the Trump White House sent to Congress on Feb. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

CSA Turns 10, but Is It Making Trucking Safer?

Police lights According to Scopelitis Transportation Consulting's presentation of the latest comparable FMCSA data, the truck-involved fatal crash rate per 100 million miles traveled has grown from 1.14 in 2010 to 1.42 in 2017. (Getty Images)

It’s been a decade since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicked off its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program aimed at assessing the safety of the nation’s motor carriers. Yet there are still some concerns about its benefits.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Announces Two-Year Delay of Its Entry Level Driver Training Rule

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The so-called Entry Level Driver Training rule — originally set to go into effect Feb. 7 — is delayed until Feb. 7, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 29 in an interim final rule.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Gives Bus Drivers Exemption From California Rest-Break Rules

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge. Bus drivers in California will not have to abide by the state's rest-break rules. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a petition submitted by the American Bus Association that exempts bus drivers from following California’s meal-and-rest-break rules.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Representatives Provide Updates on Datasets, Projects

Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager, said registration data should be available within the next month. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to make trucking industry registration data available through its Analysis & Information Online repository.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

FMCSA Seeks Comments for New Large-Truck Crash Causation Study

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 14 issued a formal request for public comment on how best to design and conduct a major study to identify factors contributing to all large-truck fatal, injury and tow-away crashes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020

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