Regulations

FMCSA shuts down carrier that spilled canola oil on I-75, fireworks hauler

FMCSA issued two shutdown orders last month — one to a fireworks carrier and one to a foods hauler that spilled the cooking oil all over I-75 in Georgia last month, causing four crashes.

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Livestock haulers get extension of 30-minute break exemption

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has decided to renew the exemption from the 30-minute break provision in the hours-of-service regulations for livestock haulers.

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Major carrier allowed to skip certain driver training regs

Under the terms of the exemption, a learner's permit holder who has passed a CDL skills test may drive a truck and trailer for C.R. England without a CDL holder in the front seat.

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FMCSA says no to window tinting

FMCSA has denied an exemption application from a window tinting group that would have allowed tinting beyond current regulations.

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Results: Perfecting the ‘hours of service wish list’

With the hours of service rule continuing to dominate the national trucking-safety conversation, readers weigh in with a top-five of hours of service wish list items, change ideas to improve safety.

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House passes bill that continues hours of service rollback

The DOT funding bill that would keep in place the hours-of-service restart rollback that came in December has cleared the U.S. House, passing by just six votes at nearly midnight on Tuesday.

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DOT: Little data exists to make sound decision on truck size and weight changes

The DOT on Friday issued a report saying it does not have enough data about truck size and weight to be able to make recommendations to Congress or regulators about changing the current truck size and weight laws.

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POLL: Hours of service wish list, take two

What's on your wish list for hours of service-related changes to law? This version of our poll allows up to five choices for voters. Weigh in.

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

The seven-state speed trap

All of the contiguous states mapped above show speeding among the top six violation priorities in the state. Explore the West Virginia-to-Nebraska lane's violation metrics here.

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THUD update: House retains provision barring FMCSA from increasing insurance minimums, still no Senate bill

With Congress returning from its roughly two-week Memorial Day recess, work likely will resume in the coming week on 2016 appropriations bills for the DOT. And those bills could earn the trucking industry a few regulatory victories.

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