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The tightening knot of ELDs, hours, parking: Channel 19 year in review, the finale

As in 2014 with the restart rollback, several issues came to a head in the last month of 2015, bring us back to where we started in this year in review: The problem with the hours of service, readers say, is a central safety issue.

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FMCSA reducing random required drug-test rates in 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is reducing the required rate of random drug tests carriers must conduct in 2016 from 50 to 25 percent.

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ELD mandate pre-2000 exemption: Manufacture date or model year?

The short answer is that FMCSA intends to draw the line according to model year, not date of manufacture. The long answer is that mixing language on model year and date of manufacture only complicates things for operators, eventual enforcement...

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FMCSA delays implementation of new medical exam forms

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a 120-day grace period for medical examiners to transition to the new medical exam forms for DOT physicals.

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Merry Christmas to the rat king

"Dear FMCSA, Happy holidays, from a small business trucking family!" ...

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Rollback of 34-hour restart regs further entrenched by Congressional budget deal

FMCSA will have to prove its 2013-implemented rules are better for driver fatigue and highway safety than previous hours rules before they can go back into effect, Congress directs.

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DOT floats plan to require truck passengers to wear seatbelts

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to require passengers in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use seat belts on public roads.

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‘Coercion’ definition, stiffer penalties key changes in FMCSA’s coercion rule work

The exact definition FMCSA is using to define driver coercion and what led it to the definition and to the higher fines associated with such violations.

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FMCSA removes CSA scores in wake of highway bill signing

As required by the FAST Act highway bill, signed into law by President Obama the afternoon of Dec. 4, FMCSA has pulled the CSA Safety Measurement System from public view.

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FMCSA denies request by trucking company to use cameras instead of mirrors on trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied an exemption request from Atwood Forest Products to allow the company to install camera systems at the sides and rear of its 15 trucks in place of rear-view mirrors.

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