Regulations

FMCSA warns truckers about use of e-cigarettes, vaporizers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory for truck drivers who use battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes.

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Best — and worst — 10 states for clean inspections

These states present truckers with the best opportunities -- or, as the case may be, the least likelihood -- for a clean inspection, crucial in improving CSA scores.

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Credit for clean: ‘Finishing the job’ on violation-free inspections

Mississippi far exceeding all states when it comes to helping truckers by issuing clean inspections. According to state officials, that could change with some more precise targeting in the future.

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Minnesota looking to change how CDL skills test is administered

Minnesota proposes to combine vehicle control skills and on-road driving, making the skills test two parts instead of three.

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Stoking the log fires, redux: Crash incidence, hours violations and fleet size

Is the owner-operator/small fleet being "nitpicked" or "nickel-and-dimed" into oblivion? Crash data and inspection and hours violation rates, analyzed by fleet size, fuel further discussion following this month's "Stoking the log fires" feature.

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Truckers, FMCSA to square off in court over ELD mandate this September

The federal court overseeing the lawsuit challenging the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate has scheduled oral arguments for the case to be heard in court on Sept. 13, where the owner-operator plaintiffs in the case hope to convince the court to strike down the U.S. DOT’s ELD mandate.

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Two hours exemptions extended by FMCSA

FMCSA extended hours exemptions for the Department of Energy and WestRock to five years from the date the exemptions were issued, per a provision in the FAST Act highway bill.

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FMCSA makes some hours exemptions permanent

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has retroactively adopted several regulations required by the FAST Act highway bill dealing mainly with exemptions.

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Minor changes made to inspection regulations

A few minor changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) remove the ability for carriers to use roadside inspections as their required annual inspection, as well as clarify rules on correcting violations found during roadside inspections and more.

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FMCSA delays implementation date of URS online carrier registration portal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed the final implementation of its Unified Registration System until Jan. 14, 2017.

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