Regulations

FMCSA sends carrier scoring rule to White House for approval, last stop before publication

FMCSA has — after eight years — sent to the White House for its stamp of approval a proposed rule to implement an absolute scoring system for carriers.

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C.R. England says goal in driver training exemption to get qualified truck operators working sooner

The only new entrant drivers that fall under the exemption, England says, are those who have completed all necessary skills tests and written tests and who have a commercial learner's permit, but simply haven’t been to their home state “to stand in a line at the DMV,” England said, to receive their CDL.

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Bee haulers the latest to get hours of service exemption from FMCSA

The FMCSA has granted interstate bee haulers an exemption of the 30-minute break requirement in the hours of service regulations, originally requested by bee farmers in January.

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EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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FMCSA grants hours of service exemption for oversize/overweight haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the current hours-of-service regulations to haulers of oversize/overweight loads.

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

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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