regulations

FMCSA allowing lower mounting of trailer rear ID, clearance lamps for TrailerTail aero devices

FMCSA contends that because all trailers are required to have red and white reflective sheeting or reflectors to indicate that a trailer is part of a commercial vehicle rather than a passenger vehicle, the lights do not have to be positioned at the top of the trailer.

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Report: Detention sucks over $1 billion from truckers’ wages annually, boosts crash risk

Drivers see an average annual pay loss of between $1,281 and $1,534, the report concludes, as well as potentially contributing to an extra 6,500 truck crashes each year. The DOT's Office of Inspector General has called on FMCSA to bolster its data collection efforts around detention and its impacts.

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Daimler granted exemption to allow warning system cameras to be mounted lower on windshields

Daimler Trucks North America has been granted an exemption that allows the company to mount warning system cameras lower on windshields that regulations currently allow.

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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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ATA ag group seeks cargo securement exemption for certain freight

AFTC in its exemption application states there are no commodity-specific tie-down rules for agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and large fiberglass tubs, or for hay, straw and cotton bales that are grouped into large singular units.

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House committee to hear from small business truckers on regulatory burdens

The House's Small Business Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing featuring owner-operators and other small business truckers intended to examine the impact federal regulations have on small trucking companies and "explore ways to to provide regulatory relief to the industry."

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Hours regs suspended for certain drivers in New Hampshire

The emergency declaration states an emergency exists pertaining to the delivery of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, gasoline and food, as well as for the repair of utility outages.

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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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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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FDA launches training module for new food hauling regs

Individuals who complete the online training module will be able to obtain a certificate of completion from the website. Carriers are also required to maintain records documenting training to be presented to FDA upon request.

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