Regulations

FMCSA wants you: Agency looking for drivers for hours-of-service study

| January 16, 2015

The DOT’s trucking regulator is looking for a few good drivers to participate in the field study tied to December’s restart rollback law, the agency announced this week.

FMCSA officially opens authority application process for Mexican carriers

| January 15, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially began Jan. 15 accepting applications for Mexican carriers to apply for authority to operate in the U.S. beyond the commercial border zone.

BigRoad e-log with ECM connection officially available

| January 14, 2015

The BigRoad software developer will announce Jan. 15 the availability of its DashLink engine-connected electronic logging device.

NTSB asks trucking regulators to require sleep apnea screening, collision mitigation tech

| January 14, 2015

NTSB has asked FMCSA to implement several rules related to medical requirements for truck operators, mandates for use of crash avoidance tech on trucks and trailers and a nationwide ban on electronics use while driving.

Old restart rules vs. new: FMCSA expects to begin study this month

| January 14, 2015

FMCSA must study the groups for five months and will assess things like crashes and near crashes, operator fatigue and alertness and health of the drivers.

J.J. Keller e-log system updated to reflect restart change

| January 14, 2015

The recent enforcement suspension of the 34-hour restart restrictions has been incorporated into J. J. Keller’s Encompass E-Log system, the company announced.

Speed limiter mandate rule expected to see action soon, carrier scoring rule still months away

| January 13, 2015

The DOT stuck with its projected June publication date of a Safety Fitness Determination rule in its latest rulemakings update, and it still expects to send a speed limiter mandate proposal to the White House for approval early next month.

FMCSA opens border: Mexican carriers will be allowed to apply for U.S. operating authority

| January 09, 2015

The move comes less than three months after the end of the agency's cross-border pilot program, that data from which has been questioned by the DOT Inspector General.

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