Despite recent attempts by trucking trade groups to delay the effective date of the rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's rule to require drivers to be medically certified by examiners approved by the agency became effective May 21.
OOIDA says the study lacks relevant data to prove its point that ELDs lower crash rates and lower preventable crash rates. OOIDA also contends that, not only is the data incomplete, it may have errors.
An official timeline for FMCSA's push to raise liability insurance minimums for carriers has been released by the Department of Transportation, and it signals the agency plans to begin work on the regulation quickly in hopes of publishing a proposed rule in November.
ATA has joined the chorus asking the FMCSA to push back the effective date of its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners until more examiners have been added to its rolls.
California’s Air Resources Board Diesel penalized truck and bus fleets a total of $2,177,813 last year for non-compliance with state diesel risk reduction programs.
With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.
Following a request by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposed electronic logging device mandate, pushing back the comment period 30 days to June 26.
During the 72-hour Roadcheck program, in operation now for more than two decades, a motor carrier is three times more likely than usual to see one of its trucks/drivers inspected in the U.S. and Canada.
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