regulations

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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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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Certain regs suspended for wildfire relief haulers in Kansas, Oklahoma

Kansas and Oklahoma have suspended certain regulations for truckers hauling hay and other wildfire relief supplies in the states.

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Driver training rule effective date delayed another 60 days due to Trump regs freeze

The effective date of a rule establishing nationwide minimum training standards for entry-level truck drivers has been further delayed due to ongoing regulatory review by President Trump and his staff.

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Trump orders creation of teams to target regulations for removal

Trump directed all federal agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to establish a team to evaluate existing regs and make recommendations about regulations that need “repeal, replacement or modification,” the Executive Order states.

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Alert to DOT: Industry shows unity against safety-rating change in light of CSA’s problems

A recent letter, urging DOT to scrap the Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking as premature, brings in a large variety of state and private industry associations as signatories, including ATA, OOIDA, NASTC and WSTA. The broad nature of the coalition should "indicate how seriously everyone views this issue."

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FMCSA will leverage driver training data to gauge behind-the-wheel minimum, CVTA says

Recent hurdles aside, including calls from various groups for FMCSA to issue a supplemental rule to add a time-based behind-the-wheel requirement, the rule likely will remain as-is through its 2020 implementation date, says Don Lefeve, head of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association.

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