FMCSA

FMCSA listens: PSP update clarifies co-driver inspection violations

While I'm on the subject of CSA, I thought I'd share a bit of an update to this month's Truckers News CSA cover story. In it, during dicussion of the DataQs system and Ed Webb's case (which I wrote about yesterday), OOIDA's Joe Rajkovacz raises a very particular problem with Pre-Employment Screening Program driver inspection/crash history reports that team drivers were noting. Here's the relevant text from the story, after a summary of Webb's particular ...

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Politicians support current hours rule

A bipartisan group of congressmen and senators has called on the Obama administration to retain the current safety rules.

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GAO: FMCSA should study wait time further

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may lack key information on detention time impact on hours-of-service offenses.

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FMCSA posts warning letter ‘tipsheet’ online

The warning letter provides instructions for accessing motor carrier safety data in the Safety Measurement System.

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Fast Forward

FMCSA, after requiring onboard recorders for violation-prone carriers, now seeks a mandate for all OTR operations.

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Driver operates under proposed hours rules

Werner Enterprises driver Frank Parker tested proposed hours of service rule changes.

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Website open to comment on government rules

Regulation Room at http://regulationroom.org is an online public participation website.

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Groups split on cell phone proposal

ATA supports hands-free cell phone use, while OOIDA opposes federal proposal to ban handheld mobile phones.

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Smartphone app allows drivers to comment to FMCSA

TripPak Mobile now offers drivers the chance to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about its proposed Hours of Service rules.

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March 22: CSA – What it means to you

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s recently launched Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program affects all carriers and drivers in day-to-day operations and impacts hiring, training and retention practices. Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. (CDT) for a free, one-hour webinar featuring Major Mark Savage, a Colorado State Patrol officer and a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and FMCSA Senior Transportation Specialist Bryan Price. This presentation is part of the “How to Become an Owner-Operator” series brought ...

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