FMCSA

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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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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