Regulations

FMCSA announces sleep apnea ‘pre-rule,’ wants feedback from carriers, drivers on apnea prevalance

The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration calls the request for feedback the “first step” in a potential sleep apnea rule for the trucking industry. Here are the topics the agency wants input on from trucking industry stakeholders.

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FMCSA updates definition of ‘high risk’ carrier, changes intervention priorities

The new definition will include fewer carriers. But those carriers, once the change is in place, will be at a higher crash risk than the carriers currently deemed high risk, says FMCSA. Here's how FMCSA will now define "high risk carriers" ...

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uDrove updates pricing, plans for ELD

Says Truckstop.com's Thayne Boren, general manager for the company's mobile services, "We've gotten more aggressive in our pricing" -- meaning it's gone down considerably. Greater integration with other Truckstop.com services is coming.

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Carrier ‘absolute measure’ scores return to five CSA categories

Each carrier's CSA SMS profile now includes in its public view each carrier's "absolute measure" score in five of the seven BASIC categories of analysis.

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Owner-operators, public get an extra 60 days to comment on new carrier rating system proposal

FMCSA has extended the comment period for the Safety Fitness Determination rule proposal 60 days, until May 23. The rule would do away with the Satisfactory, Conditional and Unsatisfactory ratings and replace it with a simple fit or unfit rating.

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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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34-hour restart: Readers weigh in on options for its future

With the 34-hour restart remaining in complicated limbo, the results of the polling show that the largest share of Overdrive readers prefer the restart to, simply, remain as it is in the hours of service rules.

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Roadside inspections saved 472 lives in 2012, FMCSA says; Firm contends figures should be higher

More than 470 lives were saved in 2012 due to roadside inspections and traffic enforcement inspections of commercial vehicles, according to data released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. However, that number could have been higher, says TransComply, had FMCSA not dropped heavily reduced the number of enforcement inspections in the six years preceding 2012.

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FMCSA’s electronic-log ‘self-certified’ device registry raises enforcement questions

A talk with the first ELD provider listed on FMCSA registry of devices -- and more on the registry itself, listing on which doesn't constitute agency "approval," in the end.

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FMCSA chief Scott Darling’s nomination could proceed in Senate on Thursday

A Senate committee is scheduled to vote on whether to advance President Obama's nomination of Darling to head FMCSA. Darling must still be confirmed by the full Senate before becoming FMCSA's administrator.

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