regulations

UPS asks FMCSA for reprieve on certain ELD provisions

The nation's largest fleet wants to be able to install AOBRDs on new trucks after the ELD deadline, as well as allow its drivers to record their duty statuses differently in certain situations than the ELD mandate allows.

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FMCSA’s driver training rule takes effect after Trump-brought delays

In addition to establishing a core curriculum required to be taught to CDL applicants and driver trainees, the rule institutes two other key changes: Required behind-the-wheel training and a registry of FMCSA-approved driver trainers from which CDL applicants must receive training.

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To comply with Trump regs review order, DOT names Regulatory Review Officer

DOT's Regulatory Review Officer, called for by a Feb. 24 executive order from President Trump, will oversee DOT's review of regulations that are too costly to justify or are outdated.

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Uber’s self-driving truck may have violated Calif. law by testing on public roads

The inspection was prompted by the publication of an internal Otto document in which the company refers to testing its self-driving trucks on a daily basis around San Francisco, according to Forbes. This contradicts what Uber told California officials in February.

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Trump regulatory freeze further delays driver training rule

A January-issued memo from President Trump directing federal agencies to reassess certain regulations has again delayed the effective date of a rule establishing minimum training standards for new truck drivers.

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Fireworks hauling group seeks hours exemption for another member company

An exemption granted last year by FMCSA allows 51 carriers to operate outside of compliance of the 14-hour rule. The exemption is good through 2020. The new request would, if granted, add Pyro Shows of Alabama to the list of companies waived from compliance with the 14-hour rule in the weeks surrounding July 4.

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New program helps owner-operators meet new food hauling standards

Iron Apple created the FSMA Express program, which provides owner-operators with FSMA compliance forms and documents, as well as a 30-minute FSMA training program that includes a certificate of completion.

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ATRI: Cost of DOT physicals up since medical examiner registry instituted

ATRI, which conducted the survey with the Mayo Clinic in September and October, found that drivers don’t believe the quality of the exams has increased despite the increased costs. Many drivers (nearly 40 percent) responding to the survey said their costs for a medical exam range between $75 and $124.

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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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