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DOT further delays speed limiter, drug/alcohol clearinghouse rules

The projected publication dates of two looming trucking regulations have been delayed again, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly regulatory update.

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New medical exam forms required beginning April 20

Medical examiners performing physical exams on truck drivers will be required to use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and the Medical Examiner's Certificate Form beginning April 20.

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Trucking groups fire back at FMCSA over carrier rating rule, say it circumvents Congressional intent

An ad-hoc coalition of trucking organizations issued a letter Monday, April 11, to Acting FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling disputing comments made by FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo last week. The groups reiterate their argument that the rule violates federal law, despite FMCSA's claims otherwise.

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FleetUp ELD offers patent-pending fuel-waste analysis

FleetUp is an electronic logging device -- registered with FMCSA per the ELD final rule's new procedure -- offered at a minimum of $35 monthly for service and featuring several ancillary applications.

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Missouri seeking to extend skills test waiver for military veterans

FMCSA says since the issues in the request could be applicable in all states, it is seeking public comment on whether the exemption, if granted, should cover all state licensing agencies.

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FMCSA shuts down Calif.-based driver after multiple DUI convictions

Previously, Zaverukha was convicted twice in Connecticut for alcohol-related violations while driving a truck and once in Massachusetts.

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Owner-ops voice concerns over ELDs, give feedback on potential ‘Beyond Compliance’ program

Truck drivers, fleet personnel and owner-operator advocates voiced their concerns at the Mid-America Trucking Show about the DOT's electronic logging device mandate and provided their thoughts on the “Beyond Compliance” program the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required to establish.

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FMCSA blocks Canadian trucker from U.S., citing violations of out-of-service orders

FMCSA said Gill “willfully disregarded the out-of-service order” in three separate instances in four days and continued driving his truck before being shut down after the fourth order. He was also found to have surreptitiously taken his truck from a storage facility where it had been towed.

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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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Hours exemption for Oregon loggers extended per 2015-passed highway bill

The extension of the expiration date is in response to a provision in the December-passed FAST Act highway bill that extended exemptions in effect when the bill was enacted. The bill extended the exemptions to five years from the date they were were issued from two years.

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