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NTSB asks trucking regulators to require sleep apnea screening, collision mitigation tech

| January 14, 2015

NTSB has asked FMCSA to implement several rules related to medical requirements for truck operators, mandates for use of crash avoidance tech on trucks and trailers and a nationwide ban on electronics use while driving. ...

Speed limiter mandate rule expected to see action soon, carrier scoring rule still months away

| January 13, 2015

The DOT stuck with its projected June publication date of a Safety Fitness Determination rule in its latest rulemakings update, and it still expects to send a speed limiter mandate proposal to the White House ...

Say goodbye to no-defect inspection reports — FMCSA’s officially eliminated them

| December 17, 2014

FMCSA will publish Thursday, Dec. 18, a Final Rule that will eliminate the requirement that truck drivers keep and submit Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports when no defects have been found. The rule takes effect immediately. ...

FMCSA takes next step in entry-level driver training rule with ‘negotiated rulemaking’ plan

| December 09, 2014

The agency will formally announce this week a plan to form a “negotiated rulemaking” or “reg neg” committee made up of regulators, carriers, licensing agencies, training organizations, enforcement groups, labor unions, safety groups and others.

Regulatory update: DOT’s latest projections for mandating electronic logging devices, speed limiters

| November 17, 2014

The DOT could require the use of electronic logging devices by Fall 2017. A proposed speed limiter rule is expected in the coming months. Here's a look at the rest of FMCSA's regulatory timeline.

Former FMCSA head details status of e-log mandate, speed limiters, Safety Fitness

| November 11, 2014

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Annette Sandberg offered her take on the timeline for upcoming trucking rulemakings — mandates for speed limiters and electronic logging devices, establishing the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, implementing ...

FMCSA to survey new CDL holders for long-awaited driver training rule

| November 06, 2014

The agency announced this week its intentions to survey recently licensed truck operators as part of the data gathering process in producing an entry level driver training rule.

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

| October 28, 2014

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a ...

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