Regulations

Audit of FMCSA shows agency needs to make improvements to CSA, carrier intervention

The DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program is out of sync with real-word crash risk and needs to be realigned to better predict carrier safety, says a report made public this week.

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FMCSA grants fireworks haulers exemption to 14-hour rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday its decision to grant an hours-of-service exemption to the 51 member companies of the American Pyrotechnics Association, allowing them to drive past the 14th hour of coming on duty.

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FMCSA wants to take CSA hazmat category public, change intervention thresholds

In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing several enhancements for its Safety Measurement System, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers.

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Senate introduces bill to reform FMCSA, review existing trucking regulations

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) last week filed a bill aimed at reforming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration including making its rule-making process more open to industry stakeholders and Congress and more transparent to the public.

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CSA scores to start playing a role in hazmat permitting

FMCSA announced last week it will begin using carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System to monitor hazmat haulers and for renewal of federally issued hazmat permits.

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Continuation of hours-of-service suspension, CSA disclaimers, e-log deadlines and more included in Senate bill

The Senate bill sets deadlines for rules mandating e-logs and speed limiters, allows 33-foot double trailers, continues the suspension of certain hours-of-service rules and requires a disclaimer next to CSA scores.

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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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