Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Court of Appeals denies OOIDA’s EOBR request

A federal court has denied OOIDA's request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage EOBR use.

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FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

Research confirms safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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FMCSA offers preview of safety measurement changes

These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.

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Shippers’ group defends hours rule in court

NASSTRAC is intervening to defend the FMCSA ruling that maintains the daily driving time at 11 hours.

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Owner-operators deliver in MATS EOBR listening sessions

If you haven't read the report my colleague James Jaillet filed from the Mid-America Trucking Show on the Friday listening sessions the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted on the subject of electronic on-board recorders for hours of service compliance, find it here. Time and again, operators urged regulators to address the real problems in the industry -- some of the same problems you'll remember the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's Todd Spencer noting as underpinning ...

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CDLs, medical certificates to combine in 2014

The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.

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Operators vent over EOBR

Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.

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FMCSA inspector outlines top hazards

Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.

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CSA change will help flatbeds

Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.

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FMCSA: Drivers not rated

FMCSA official contends truck drivers do not get a CSA score, as do carriers.

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