FMCSA

Two-truck Alabama fleet shut down following fatal crash, violations

Jeffery Finklea of Beatrice, Ala., was ordered to shut down his two-truck operation on April 24. FMCSA says a truck operated by J&L crossed the center line of Alabama Highway 13 on March 28 and collided head-on with a passenger car, killing both of its occupants.

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Hours reform, importance of manned vehicles highlight FMCSA session on autonomous trucks

With several companies jockeying to bring autonomous trucks to market, industry stakeholders this week stressed to a panel of top officers from FMCSA the importance of manned control for tractor-trailers, at least for the foreseeable future. Commenters also noted the potential for hours of service reform.

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FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of "highly autonomous" vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic devices, hours-of-service for drivers and inspection, repair and maintenance of the trucks.

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FMCSA increases fines for regs violations

The U.S. DOT has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations, it announced Wednesday.

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Kentucky trucker shut down after causing accident, leading police on chase

Dalton McCoy Lampley was driving eastbound on I-24 in Kentucky on March 17 when he crossed the median into the westbound lanes. After striking two cars, Lampley continued driving with police in pursuit, leaving the interstate and driving into Calvert City, Ky., according to FMCSA.

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FMCSA to hear suggestions for improving post-crash reporting

During the meeting, the committee will offer suggestions to FMCSA on how to implement certain post-accident reporting changes, which include seeking standard definitions related to crash reporting, classification of Minimum Model Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) and which data should be prioritized for inclusion on police accident reports and more.

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ELD exemption sought for short-term truck rentals

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association is looking for an exemption from the looming ELD mandate for trucks rented for 30 days or less.

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Update on ELD fight and more with OOIDA’s Todd Spencer, small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, hear just where OOIDA's ELD fight stands today, likewise take a run through a bevy of other issues, from hours possibilities inherent in the FMCSA's upcoming split-sleeper pilot test, the state of safety measurement, training and more.

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FMCSA grants 30-minute break exemption to certain concrete pump drivers

The exemption requests stated pump operators take breaks throughout the day, so the extra 30-minute break is unnecessary. Additionally, ACPA said in the request that concrete pump drivers only drive approximately 25 to 32 percent of their shift, and average less than 20 to 25 miles each day.

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Georgia trucker shut down following DUI conviction

Christopher Speyrer was declared an imminent hazard to public safety after he was responsible for a Nov. 20 multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on I-64 in Virginia in which he ran into the back of a car stopped in traffic. A Virginia court found him guilty of DUI.

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