regulations

FMCSA’s diabetes rule comment period closes soon, here’s what’s been said so far

The comment period for FMCSA's proposed rule to change how diabetes is handled relative to drivers' medical certification ends Monday, July 6.

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Final e-log rule moves a step closer to publication

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the rule a small step closer to publication and implementation.

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FMCSA grants fireworks haulers exemption to 14-hour rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday its decision to grant an hours-of-service exemption to the 51 member companies of the American Pyrotechnics Association, allowing them to drive past the 14th hour of coming on duty.

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FMCSA wants to take CSA hazmat category public, change intervention thresholds

In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing several enhancements for its Safety Measurement System, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers.

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Continuation of hours-of-service suspension, CSA disclaimers, e-log deadlines and more included in Senate bill

The Senate bill sets deadlines for rules mandating e-logs and speed limiters, allows 33-foot double trailers, continues the suspension of certain hours-of-service rules and requires a disclaimer next to CSA scores.

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DOT mandate for rollover avoidance systems published, making rule law

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Final Rule on the Federal Register Tuesday that will require all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped will electronic stability control systems to prevent vehicle rollovers.

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C.R. England says goal in driver training exemption to get qualified truck operators working sooner

The only new entrant drivers that fall under the exemption, England says, are those who have completed all necessary skills tests and written tests and who have a commercial learner's permit, but simply haven’t been to their home state “to stand in a line at the DMV,” England said, to receive their CDL.

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EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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At least 30 hours behind the wheel: Pre-CDL driver-training rulemaking committee issues ‘consensus’ recommendation

Two dissenting votes on the committee -- from NASTC and ATA -- open the door for FMCSA to not pursue an training rulemaking, but signs suggest that they will.

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FMCSA shuts down carrier that spilled canola oil on I-75, fireworks hauler

FMCSA issued two shutdown orders last month — one to a fireworks carrier and one to a foods hauler that spilled the cooking oil all over I-75 in Georgia last month, causing four crashes.

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