FMCSA

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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And just what a-‘bot’ that amateur-hour advocacy group

As reports surface of "bots" commenting on regs, Wendy expresses doubt, with humility: "I'm just part of that 'amateur-hour' advocacy group who didn't nonetheless make a 'rookie mistake' by encouraging 'bots' to do a job people need to be doing themselves with genuine, applicable, relevant information to have any credibility."

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FMCSA holding public discussion forum Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.

Discussion topics include FMCSA priorities and goals; the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program; the electronic logging device mandate; commercial vehicle traffic enforcement; and FMCSA’s state grant programs.

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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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Trump FMCSA nom Martinez approved by committee, confirmation heads to full Senate

Martinez testified in a confirmation hearing last week before the Senate committee, telling the Senate panel he intends to uphold the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the ELD mandate and to institute data-driven reforms to the CSA program.

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FMCSA nominee faces first vote Wednesday; testimony reveals old DUIs

Martinez last week said he supports the agency's ELD mandate, though he intends to speak with small business truckers about their concerns about its implementation.

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Driver shut down by FMCSA after fatal crash, investigation

Earnest Paul Biddwell was driving on Tennessee State Route 305 on Aug. 3 when his trailer separated from his truck, crossed the center line and struck another truck, causing it to veer off the highway into a ditch and up an embankment before it overturned.

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Sleep apnea partly to blame in 2016 truck-bus crash that killed 13, NTSB concludes

The Board determined the trucker had untreated obstructive sleep apnea, and the bus driver had untreated diabetes and was fatigued, likely due to acute sleep loss, at the time of the crash.

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Trump FMCSA pick Martinez supports ELD mandate, will examine owner-operator impact

While Martinez said he doesn't intend to delay the mandate, he said he will examine its impact on small business truckers. “I want to meet with those involved who oppose the rule to learn more about those concerns," he told a panel of Senators during a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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Livestock haulers, intermodal fleet petition FMCSA for ELD mandate reprieve

The National Pork Producers Coalition and intermodal fleet Hub Group Trucking have requested exemptions from all or part of the ELD mandate.

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