Regulations

Lost time, money focal point for drivers during second FMCSA sleep apnea listening session

Costs, both time and money, were big topics of conversation during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Railroad administrations’ “fact-finding” listening session on sleep apnea/operator safety Tuesday, May 17.

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House bill restores 2011 hours of service rules, kills Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking

The measure does not tie the changes to the 34-hour restart study currently being conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a departure from trucking-specific provisions cleared by Congress in recent years.

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FMCSA declines to file response to motion asking Supreme Court to hear ELD lawsuit

The latest on the renegade effort (of sorts) by trucker William Trescott to intervene in the OOIDA-brought lawsuit seeking to strike down the DOT's electronic logging device mandate. Trescott this month asked the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

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Publication date for CDL clearinghouse rule pushed back again

The projected publication date for the looming Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse was pushed back 13 days from August 16 to August 29.

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Make certain drivers aren’t ‘guilty until proven innocent’: Report from FMCSA’s first sleep-apnea listening session

"We need to make sure that the people behind the wheel understand they are not guilty until proven innocent." --Dr. Alan Lankford at FMCSA first apnea listening session. Session 2 is next week in Chicago.

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Next phase of unified carrier registration process starts Sept. 30

URS will be the sole source of registration data for FMCSA staff and motor carriers, as well as for state licensing and roadside safety enforcement personnel.

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FMCSA standing up vetting process for ELD certifications

After issues found in some of the initial certifications, FMCSA is starting a pre-publication vetting process for further electronic logging device registrations and certifications to be included in its ELD registry.

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Gorilla Safety’s ELD, potential for usage-based insurance

The Gorilla Safety ELD entered the market for such products last month, and is one of the current three such devices listed on FMCSA's ELD registry.

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2016 out-of-service criteria changes in effect

New out-of-service criteria having to do with lighting power supply, objects lodged between dual tires, the steering mechanism and more are part of CVSA 2016 OOS criteria.

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Trucker files motion asking Supreme Court to take up ELD lawsuit

Following a legal motion made last month by a Swift company driver, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make a decision this week on whether it may hear OOIDA's lawsuit against the DOT's ELD mandate.

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