regulations

Carrier asks FMCSA for exemption from short hauler log-keeping rules, blames detention time

The request would exempt Farruggio’s drivers who stay within the 100 air-mile radius but occasionally exceed the 12-hour limitation from having to complete a daily record of duty status. The company says approximately 12 percent of its drivers exceed the 12-hour limitation on a weekly basis, primarily due to waiting times at rail yards and piers.

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FMCSA grants exemption for wireless rechargeable tow lights

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow the use of rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations.

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Sleep apnea data collection ‘pre-rule’ moves forward, set for publication

The data request is intended to not only gauge the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among truck operators, but also to get feedback from the industry about how a sleep apnea rule could affect truckers and the industry at large.

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Bevy of rulemaking activity expected soon, including speed limiter mandate, apnea pre-rule and CDL clearinghouse

February could be another busy month on the trucking regulatory front. See what rules are projected to see action soon.

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Owner-ops: Carrier rewarding system a way to help big carriers, ice out small ones

More concerns and questions were raised than praise given Tuesday at an FMCSA hearing intended to gather carrier and trucking industry stakeholder input on the potential establishment of a program to reward carriers who go above and beyond minimum requirements of federal safety rules.

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UCR enforcement for 2016 delayed until Feb. 1

Enforcement of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement has been delayed until Feb. 1, according to an inspection bulletin released this week by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Enforcement was originally set to begin Jan. 1.

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Another major carrier seeking exemption from certain driver training regs

CRST has applied for an exemption from the regulation that requires a CDL holder to be seated in the front seat of the truck while a commercial learner’s permit holder operates the truck.

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FMCSA launches first phase of Unified Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the first phase of its new Unified Registration System on Dec. 12.

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FMCSA delays implementation of new medical exam forms

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a 120-day grace period for medical examiners to transition to the new medical exam forms for DOT physicals.

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33-foot doubles left out of 2016 spending bill

A provision to allow longer trucks that was included in an earlier version of the omnibus spending package was removed from the final version that was unveiled late Tuesday.

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