FMCSA

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.

Read More

Language of MCSAC / Medical Review Board recommended apnea guidelines — more from D.C.

Contrasting viewpoints coming together -- or not -- made for an interesting day today at the first of four days' worth of meetings of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Today's agenda was dedicated to drafting language toward formal recommendation to the agency of potential guidance to adopt in future rulemaking relating to sleep apnea and drivers' medical qualifications. For a roundup of what's in the recommendations as issued and some of the debate ...

Read More

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.

Read More

Are fuel-injector-cleaning diesel additives worth it?; Apnea update

I'm at the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's joint meeting with the Medical Review Board today -- watch my Twitter feed for updates from the meeting, where committee members are slated to draft guidance on regulation of the sleep apnea condition as it relates to interstate driver medical qualifications. Find prior reporting from recent-past MCSAC meetings on the subject here and here. (Click through our current, February cover image at right for Managing Editor ...

Read More

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.

Read More

LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

Read More

What you may not know about the EOBR bill

Since I reported on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's attempts to gain new regulatory authority over interstate drivers relative to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program's now-internal Driver Safety Measurement System last summer, new wrinkles have emerged in Senate bill S.1950. This bill caused an uproar over the fact that it would, among other things, mandate electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance for virtually all interstate carriers. But, as they say, the lead ...

Read More

FMCSA medical certificate rule begins

Truckers must keep paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate with them for another two years until Jan. 30, 2014.

Read More

Is FMCSA putting back in the air what EPA takes out?

New FMCSA rules require truckers to take a 30 minute break. What effect will this have on air quality?

Read More

Court sets new FMCSA deadline on recorder motion

Court granted extension to Feb. 21 for the FMCSA’s response to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s motion.

Read More