FMCSA

FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of "highly autonomous" vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic devices, hours-of-service for drivers and inspection, repair and maintenance of the trucks.

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FMCSA increases fines for regs violations

The U.S. DOT has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations, it announced Wednesday.

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Kentucky trucker shut down after causing accident, leading police on chase

Dalton McCoy Lampley was driving eastbound on I-24 in Kentucky on March 17 when he crossed the median into the westbound lanes. After striking two cars, Lampley continued driving with police in pursuit, leaving the interstate and driving into Calvert City, Ky., according to FMCSA.

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FMCSA to hear suggestions for improving post-crash reporting

During the meeting, the committee will offer suggestions to FMCSA on how to implement certain post-accident reporting changes, which include seeking standard definitions related to crash reporting, classification of Minimum Model Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) and which data should be prioritized for inclusion on police accident reports and more.

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ELD exemption sought for short-term truck rentals

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association is looking for an exemption from the looming ELD mandate for trucks rented for 30 days or less.

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Update on ELD fight and more with OOIDA’s Todd Spencer, small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, hear just where OOIDA's ELD fight stands today, likewise take a run through a bevy of other issues, from hours possibilities inherent in the FMCSA's upcoming split-sleeper pilot test, the state of safety measurement, training and more.

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FMCSA grants 30-minute break exemption to certain concrete pump drivers

The exemption requests stated pump operators take breaks throughout the day, so the extra 30-minute break is unnecessary. Additionally, ACPA said in the request that concrete pump drivers only drive approximately 25 to 32 percent of their shift, and average less than 20 to 25 miles each day.

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Georgia trucker shut down following DUI conviction

Christopher Speyrer was declared an imminent hazard to public safety after he was responsible for a Nov. 20 multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on I-64 in Virginia in which he ran into the back of a car stopped in traffic. A Virginia court found him guilty of DUI.

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Navigating the trucking ‘tech bubble’: FMCSA reps outline ELD requirements, operation, edits for drivers at MATS

Standing-room-only in the ELD seminar room at MATS -- hear the FMCSA's presentation on implementation of a rule that has spawned something of a "transportation tech bubble," clearly in evidence at the show.

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Fixing the 14-hour rule: FMCSA moving closer to flexible sleeper-split pilot program

Kelly Regal, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's associate administrator for research and information technology, outlined the agency's research work around sleep and fatigue at the Managing Fatigue international conference in San Diego, Calif., Tuesday. Of perhaps principle interest to owner-operators, Regal updated attendees on progress toward what she's calling the FMCSA's "Flexible sleeper berth pilot program." It's been more than a year since any news emerged about it, following its contracting to the Virginia Tech ...

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