Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA fielding comments on hours changes for ag haulers, personal conveyance guidance until mid-Feb.

FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposal to expand ag haulers' hours of service exemption, along with its proposal to slightly alter personal conveyance guidance.

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Comment period opens for OOIDA’s request to exempt small business truckers from ELD mandate

OOIDA has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt small businesses (defined by the Small Business Administration as those with up to $27.5 million a year in revenue) who have no at-fault crashes on their record and who have a "Satisfactory" or "Conditional" from the ELD mandate.

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No points against CSA score for ELD violation during phase-in period

Drivers who receive a violation for having no ELD between Dec. 18 and April 1 will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala.

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Intermodal fleet gets log-keeping exemption

Rail Delivery Services has been granted an exemption that allows its drivers who occasionally work more than 12 hours in a day to utilize the 100 air-mile radius logbook exemption.

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ELD exemption requests: film production haulers, farm equipment dealers

Two more exemption requests from the electronic logging device mandate have been filed by the Motion Picture Association of America and the Western Equipment Dealers Association. Both requests seek full exemptions from the use of ELDs.

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FMCSA extends charter for safety advisory committee

The MCSAC is designed to provide FMCSA with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and regulations. The committee is made up of 20 voters from safety advocacy, safety enforcement, labor and industry stakeholders.

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New FMCSA guidance allows states to accept commercial learner’s permit applications from any out-of-state drivers

The guidance issued this week is in line with FMCSA’s final rule issued Oct. 13, 2016, that amended CDL regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into the trucking industry. Previously, states could only accept out-of-state applications from military personnel, but the new guidance applies to all drivers.

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FMCSA shuts down small Nevada carrier  

A three-truck fleet, JDJD Transportation, has been ordered to cease operations because of hours of service and other violations.

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E-logging: What’s trackable is going to get tracked

Even if we lived in an alternate universe where hours of service did not exist, fleets eventually would monitor drivers’ locations and hours.

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Overdrive’s CSA exposé wins a top journalism award

Overdrive won the Grand Neal Award for its series of stories and interactive website on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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