Regulations

FMCSA’s driver training rule takes effect after Trump-brought delays

In addition to establishing a core curriculum required to be taught to CDL applicants and driver trainees, the rule institutes two other key changes: Required behind-the-wheel training and a registry of FMCSA-approved driver trainers from which CDL applicants must receive training.

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California ups paperwork requirements for CDL applicants, renewals

The new provisions require all new and existing CDL applicants and renewals to provide proof of California residency, along with proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency or legal presence, as previously required.

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The crazy quilt of intrastate hours logging and ELD mandates

States failing to adopt an e-logging mandate. Hours of service regs differing from the federal rule. ELDs missing state-specific features. For the intrastate driver required to use e-logs, the change could get complicated.

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FMCSA to study 200 truckers to assess adding split sleeper berth options in hours regs

The agency’s split sleeper berth pilot program seeks to determine the effects split sleeper berth options, such as splits of 5-5, 6-4 and 7-3, would have on drivers. The study’s outcome could dictate whether FMCSA decides to pursue reforms to hours of service regulations.

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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ATA, KeepTruckin to host ELD webinars this week

Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs and communications for the Western States Trucking Association, will present KeepTruckin's webinar, while Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance for FMCSA, will present ATA's.

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Roadcheck checking securement – and everything else

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Most trucks selected for inspection during Roadcheck will get a Level 1 inspection. The 37-step exam check driver and vehicle fitness for duty.

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Podcast: One owner-operator’s credit claw-back after identity theft | ‘ELD or me’ dates set

How did owner-operator Scott Reed find out about the theft of his identity that destroyed his good credit: He learned of erroneous warrants for his arrest out West. Hear how he repaired the situation here. Also: "ELD or me" demonstration dates set for Oct. 3-7.

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FMCSA officially nixes rule on increasing minimum liability insurance required for carriers

Ultimately, the agency says it received too little feedback, particularly from insurance companies, to proceed with a rulemaking. FMCSA sought to quantify whether the current $750,000 minimum, set in 1985, was too low to cover modern liability claims.

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Texas legislature OK’s autonomous vehicles, including those unmanned

The bill prohibits the state DOT or localities from requiring special permits to operate autonomous vehicles, and it allows unmanned vehicles to operate in the state.

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