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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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Indiana steel co. petitions FMCSA to exempt its drivers from 14-hour rule

FMCSA has received an exemption request from ArcelorMittal-Indiana Harbor, asking that its truck operators be able to have 16 on-duty hours once starting their clock and be allowed to return to work with fewer than 10 consecutive hours off duty. The drivers in question only operate vehicles in and around the plant, the company says.

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DOT announces further delays in publication of speed limiter, CDL clearinghouse rules

The DOT pushed back the projected publication date of a rule to require speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks to April 22. A rule to implement a CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is now projected to be published on July 28.

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Contract mail carriers denied 14-hour exemption request

A group of contract mail carriers have been denied an exemption from the 14-hour on-duty limit.

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FMCSA proposes rule to help military veterans obtain CDL, get into trucking industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to make it easier for current and former military personnel to obtain a commercial learner’s permit or CDL with two regulatory changes.

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Fireworks haulers want hours exemption renewed, loggers seek securement exemption

The FMCSA is seeking public comment on two exemption requests – one for fireworks haulers from the 14-hour rule during the July 4 holiday period, and one for the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association from certain cargo securement regulations.

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FMCSA unveils driver training rule proposal, sets up core curriculum and more for pre-CDL drivers

The DOT released today a proposed rule that would establish a standard curriculum for new truckers receiving their CDL, require minimum driving time during training and set up a registry of FMCSA-approved driver training entities.

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CVSA to FMCSA: Scale back on hours and other exemptions

The burden being placed on roadside inspectors by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is becoming excessive, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says, because of the large number of exemptions being granted to drivers and carriers.

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Trucker coercion prohibition rule now in effect: Here’s how to file a complaint against a carrier, broker or shipper

A new federal rule that implements large fines for carriers, shippers and brokers caught pressuring drivers to operate beyond federal safety regulations, such as when they’re out of hours, is now in effect, as is a new system for truckers to file complaints for alleged coercion instances with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Entry-level driver training rule proposal approved by White House, sent to FMCSA for publication

The rule will likely include a required minimum number of hours of behind-the-wheel time, set up a driver trainer registry and establish a standard curriculum for new entrant truck drivers.

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