FMCSA

Update: Safety review continues trend toward the negative, non-ratable

Tom Sanderson of Transplace and the ASECTT group is right in some ways about FMCSA having "doubled down" on its post-CSA policy, particularly with respect to how it conducts safety audits in this day and age. Latest ratings-issued numbers here.

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ASECTT group presses ahead on CSA, safety rating reform and other issues

In addition to its chief concern over reliance on CSA SMS scores in safety assessment, ASECTT now turns attention to reform of the safety-audit system and federal preemption of state wage/hour laws and independent contractor classification, among other issues.

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Daimler petitions FMCSA to allow lower windshield placement of warning system camera

Supplemental information submitted by DTNA clarified that the camera system would actually be mounted 8.5 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers – more than twice as far below the area currently allowed by regulations.

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As Gulf Coast, Southeast hit by tropical storm, two states suspend hours regs

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations Tuesday, June 20. The declaration of emergency suspends certain regulations for truckers responding to the emergency, including hours-of-service regulations.

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Supreme Court refuses another trucking case, this one about carriers’ access to drivers’ history

The six driver plaintiffs claimed FMCSA's PSP reports disparaged their reputations and made it harder for them to find work. The courts have also consistently disagreed with OOIDA-backed plaintiffs’ assertions.

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Two ELD webinars scheduled for July

FMCSA will host ELD webinars on July 6 and July 13. Participants can email questions ahead of time, or submit them during the question and answer sessions.

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C.R. England regs waiver for pre-CDL drivers renewed

The exemption allows commercial learner’s permit holders that have passed the CDL skills test but not yet received their CDL to drive a C.R. England truck while a CDL holder is in the truck, but not necessarily in the front seat, effectively allowing a team operation.

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FMCSA proposes rules to ease new drivers’ transition into trucking

FMCSA issued a rule proposal to extend the expiration date of commercial learner's permits from 180 days to a full year, as well as a proposal to allow current and former military members who drove a truck in the military to waive the CDL knowledge test.

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UPS asks FMCSA for reprieve on certain ELD provisions

The nation's largest fleet wants to be able to install AOBRDs on new trucks after the ELD deadline, as well as allow its drivers to record their duty statuses differently in certain situations than the ELD mandate allows.

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ATA, KeepTruckin to host ELD webinars this week

Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs and communications for the Western States Trucking Association, will present KeepTruckin's webinar, while Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance for FMCSA, will present ATA's.

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