FMCSA

‘Safety Belts Save Lives’ — an art contest for the kids

Here's an opportunity for the arts-prone grade-schooler in your life to show his/her stuff to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, a wide a collaboration of the FMCSA and various work safety and law enforcement organizations. The “Be Ready. Be Buckled” art contest for children is now in its fourth year, asking children to enter with some kind of expression in artwork of the importance of the basic safety practice of buckling up. Winning posters ...

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Keeping up with hours of service

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

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Court continues suspension of hours rule

A federal court has ordered the case that resulted in the current revision of hours-of-service to continue.

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SpeakOut

Yesteryears’ truck stops served professionals As a driver who started in 1964 and is still going strong in my 1996 Freightliner cabover, I remember well the Hungry Truck Café in Livermore, Calif., described in the December story “Home on the Road.” I had my share of 15-inch pancakes there. The 76 Union Truck Stops in the late 1960s and early ’70s were also great places. In those early years before they started self-serve protocol, when you rolled ...

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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FMCSA proposes to mandate onboard recorders

All interstate commercial truck and bus carriers that use logbooks would have to use electronic onboard recorders under a proposed regulation.

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FMCSA sets Feb. 17 HOS listening session

FMCSA will hold a listening session on its hours-of-service proposal Feb. 17. Agency officials will take comments and questions online.

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FMCSA official pleads not guilty to bribery

The supervisor allegedly agreed to delay a compliance review or safety audit of a Canadian trucking company in exchange for money.

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Coalition wants HOS hearing

Thirty-seven organizations have asked for an hours-of-service hearing before the comment period on the HOS proposal ends Feb. 28.

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Making your voice heard on roads, hours

ROADS | The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a group whose name pretty well describes it, is calling on highway users to add input to their preparations to take highway/transportation funding recommendations to Congress. Yesterday, they began a six-week campaign via their Facebook and YouTube pages to collect ideas/input from "travelers, truckers, commuters, cyclists – anyone who uses the nation's transportation network." As the Association's executive director, John Horsley, put it, "What better ...

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