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Government, Safety

FMCSA Extends Emergency Relief Declaration to Aug. 14

A truck hauling livestock Livestock haulers are among those getting extended emergency relief. (Paccar Inc.)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration again extended its emergency relief declaration for truckers directly assisting with coronavirus-related efforts, this time to Aug. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

House OKs $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan That Impacts HOS, Insurance

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a recent press conference. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan July 1 to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, while also delaying implementation of hours-of-service revisions and increasing liability insurance minimums.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Fireworks Companies Seek HOS Exemption From FMCSA

A driver relaxes in his sleeper berth A driver relaxes in his sleeper berth. (Volvo Trucks North America via YouTube)

Two pyrotechnics companies have asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant them exemption from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019
Safety

Reduce your ISS Score and Your Insurance Rates

Reduce your ISS Score and Your Insurance Rates

Rising insurance rates can put pressure on your bottom line. Read how lowering your Inspection Selection Score (ISS) can make your company more attractive to customers, drivers and even insurance companies.

October 1, 2019
Technology

Last Call for ELD: The Time For Compliance is Now

Last Call for ELD: The Time For Compliance is Now

In this white paper from MiX Telematics, we discuss why ELD compliance is so important, the consequences of non-compliance, how to choose the perfect vendor for your needs and the unexpected benefits of ELD compliance for your fleet

July 8, 2019
Business, Safety

Ohio Trash Collection and Recycling Carrier Seeks Exemption From HOS Shorthaul Requirements

Kimble Recycling & Disposal Inc. has requested a five-year exemption from federal hours-of-service shorthaul requirements, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a May 28 Federal Register document.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Railroad Representatives Petition FMCSA for HOS Exemption

A Cranemaster crane rerails some railcars. A Cranemaster crane returns some railcars to the rails. (Cranemasters Inc.)

Two companies and a trade association representing railroad employees have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2019
Business, Technology

4 Ways to Improve Your Fleet By Managing Driver Hours

4 Ways to Improve Your Fleet By Managing Driver Hours

Tracking is a well-known telematics feature, but it’s just the start of what telematics can do. In the latest white paper from MiX Telematics, we’ll explore how monitoring and analyzing driver hours can drastically improve a fleet's safety, efficiency and compliance.

February 13, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants One HOS Exemption, Receives Request for Another

FMCSA Chickens are transported for processing. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted reprieve from hours-of-service rules to one group and received an exemption request from the rules from another.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Business

Go Beyond Compliant

What does it take for drivers and assets to be worthy of your company’s name? After all, they represent your company in a highly visible way every day they are on the road as your moving billboards. Fleetworthy believes the only way to safeguard your business – and the public’s safety – is to operate at a higher standard. To insist on not just meeting the minimum standard requirements, but exceeding them.

June 30, 2018

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