Regulations

FMCSA extends HOS exemption for two fireworks haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its decision Thursday to renew the hours-of-service exemptions for drivers of fireworks haulers Illumination Fireworks and ACE Pyro, allowing them to drive beyond the 14th hour of coming on duty.

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FMCSA denies three requests for hours exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday it has denied several requests by carriers or drivers seeking exemptions to certain hours-of-service regulations.

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Senate aiming to set deadlines for FMCSA to publish mandates for e-logs, speed limiters

A Senate bill could set deadlines for FMCSA to publish mandates for electronic logging devices and speed limiters. What those dates are, however, has not yet been published.

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Government radioactive material haulers get hours exemption

The FMCSA has granted an exemption of its 30-minute hours-of-service break requirement to the U.S. Department of Energy for the department’s contract motor carriers transporting security-sensitive radioactive materials.

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DOT mandate for rollover avoidance systems published, making rule law

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Final Rule on the Federal Register Tuesday that will require all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped will electronic stability control systems to prevent vehicle rollovers.

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FMCSA sends carrier scoring rule to White House for approval, last stop before publication

FMCSA has — after eight years — sent to the White House for its stamp of approval a proposed rule to implement an absolute scoring system for carriers.

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C.R. England says goal in driver training exemption to get qualified truck operators working sooner

The only new entrant drivers that fall under the exemption, England says, are those who have completed all necessary skills tests and written tests and who have a commercial learner's permit, but simply haven’t been to their home state “to stand in a line at the DMV,” England said, to receive their CDL.

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Bee haulers the latest to get hours of service exemption from FMCSA

The FMCSA has granted interstate bee haulers an exemption of the 30-minute break requirement in the hours of service regulations, originally requested by bee farmers in January.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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FMCSA grants hours of service exemption for oversize/overweight haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the current hours-of-service regulations to haulers of oversize/overweight loads.

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