FMCSA

Our favorite agency: Guess who’s on Facebook…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Facebook page could be a great venue for drivers to get their viewpoints heard by the general public. Also: detail on an upcoming public meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

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Agency researching EOBRs for rulemaking

FMCSA is gathering electronic onboard recorder data for analysis as it nears March 20, the agency’s projected publication date for the rulemaking.

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Forecast: EOBR proposed rule likely by March

Congress directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate electronic onboard recorders.

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New oilfield exemption guidance requested

Sixty-three congressional representatives have signed a letter requesting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rescind recently published oilfield exemption guidance.

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​CDL health registry about to launch

Beginning May 21, 2014, drivers must obtain any medical examination from a certified examiner.

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The forces at work on detention pay

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 poll of top challenges for owner-operators.

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The safety argument for increased pay

At U.S. House hearing on CSA, concerns about driver pay were aired with contentions that better nondriving-time compensation was much needed.

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FMCSA to study crash accountability

FMCSA says it will conduct an alysis to determine if a carrier's role in a crash is a better indicator of future crash risk, relative to CSA ratings.

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National registry site goes live

FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners went live in May.

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CSA two-punch: Second lawsuit brought

A suit against the FMCSA's CSA program brought by the ASECTT group alleged unfairness to small carriers within FMCSA's compliance and enforcement regime.

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