FMCSA

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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Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice

Independent owner-operators will not be able to complete the carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year "until further notice," the UCR Board announced Friday. The Board also has told states to suspend enforcement of 2018 registration compliance until 90 days after a coming FMCSA notice.

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‘Bringing the cultural diversity of trucking together’: Scott Reed, Mike Landis on ELD protest outcomes

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, you'll hear ELD protest part organizer Scott Reed's reflection on outcomes and next steps, and owner-operator Mike Landis offers his narration of what it was like to have been a part of the effort, with his 1999 Peterbilt cabover along for the ride.

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Hours regs suspensions extended in Texas, Montana, Dakotas for natural disaster relief

The Texas emergency declaration for Hurricane Harvey relief was extended through Dec. 22, and the emergency declaration for Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota in response to severe drought conditions was extended through Dec. 15.

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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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DOD weapons haulers’ 30-minute break exemption extended

The DOD's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has held the exemption since 2013 and requires continuous attendance and surveillance of its loads until they reach their final destination.

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Following along with the FMCSA

"Hi kids, and welcome to the first and only episode of 'Following along with the FMCSA.' Today our host, Dilly McDoodle, will talk about a few new rules and regulations the gubmint makes the general public believe increase productivity and safety on the highways of North America!"

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DOT allows another major fleet to let pre-CDL operators drive team

FMCSA says opposition stated the CLP holders who had passed the CDL skills test were too inexperienced and are safer with CDL holders in the front seat. The agency argues that had the drivers been in their home state when they passed the skills test, they would have already obtained a CDL, and could drive on their own with no one in the truck with them.

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Truckers using phone-based ELDs can change duty status away from truck, FMCSA says

FMCSA will, at least for five years, allow drivers using mobile device-based ELDs (those run on a phone or tablet) to change duty status outside of and away from their vehicle. Such changes in duty status will need to be annotated, the agency says.

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