Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA to move on electronic recorders, hours

Agency will prepare rulemaking about electronic onboard recorders and hours-of-service supporting documents.

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Feds set date for stability control proposed rule

The NHTSA also expects to issue a notice for a proposed rule to mandate speed limiting devices for heavy trucks.

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NTSB repeats driver cell phone ban recommendation

The recommendation originally was issued Dec. 13, following NTSB’s meeting on a multi-vehicle Missouri accident.

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EOBR report addresses driver harassment

A safety panel on Feb. 8 finalized a report on mitigating the use of electronic onboard recorders to harass drivers that provides suggestions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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FMCSA orders carrier shutdown

FMCSA ordered U & D Service to immediately shut down after discovering the company was using drivers who did not possess valid CDLs.

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EOBR debated over driver harassment

The harassment issue may be the key consideration for the FMCSA, which aims to devise a rule that mandates electronic logging devices.

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FMCSA group eyes sleep apnea regs

One recommendation would require all drivers with a body mass index measurement of 35 or higher to be tested for sleep apnea.

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Restart study part of transportation bill

If the provision makes it through to final legislation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would have to do a field study of the restart rule.

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FMCSA adds phone use violations to CSA

Five texting and cell phone use violations will now contribute the highest (10 points) weighted severity to carriers’ numerical rankings.

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Rest in Pieces

The new hours of service rule further complicates off-duty requirements in ways that could hurt productivity, though some flexibility is added.

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