Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Event to cover FMCSA contact

Truckers for a Cause will host an educational conference call on “Do’s and Don’ts of submitting comments to FMCSA” Jan. 22.

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LogBook

CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.

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Agency to consider speed limiter rule in 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will mandate speed limiters on new heavy-duty trucks.

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FMCSA posts hours proposals

Comments on the proposal are due Feb. 28. The agency announced the proposal on Dec. 23.

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Agency gets more time on drivers’ log regulations

FMCSA receives another month to propose regulations outlining supporting documents carriers must retain for verifying drivers’ logs.

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Agency seeks hazmat hauling plan comments

A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the hazmat shipment may be kept by either the driver or the company.

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FMCSA proposes hours-of-service changes

One of the big questions had been whether FMCSA would reduce the number of driving hours allowed between off-duty periods from the current 11 to 10.

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Trucking questions registries

Ports are requiring carriers to have compliance decals, radio-frequency identification or participate in mandatory registries.

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Three weeks: FOIA turnaround for PSP information

On November 23, I made note of an avenue toward gaining access to crash and inspection information contained on drivers' Pre-Employment Screening Program reports. Working through the official FMCSA contractor, the fee to obtain a copy of the report to guarantee quality of the information is $10, but in my November 23 "Save $10 on CSA 2010" post I made note of drivers successfully making Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain the same information without ...

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House passes short-term funding legislation

The Senate is expected to replicate the action of House members, who passed a three-day funding bill Dec. 17 to avoid a government shutdown.

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