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FMCSA Clarifies Issuance of Commercial Learner's Permits – Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty TruckingFMCSA Clarifies Issuance of Commercial Learner’s PermitsHeavy Duty TruckingThe agency stated that while “the guidance is in answer to general knowledge testing as addressed in FMCSA regulations, we note that this regulatory guidance is consistent with the agency’s October 13, 2016, final rule, which amended the CDL …and more » Read More… FMCSA Clarifies […]

FMCSA, FRA withdraw rulemaking on sleep apnea – Safety+Health magazine

Safety+Health magazineFMCSA, FRA withdraw rulemaking on sleep apneaSafety+Health magazineFMCSA and FRA issued the joint ANPRM in March 2016, citing OSA-related truck and train incidents investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. The agencies sought to gather data and information on moderate to severe sleep apnea among …Regulators Pull Plan To Test Truckers, Train Operators For Sleep […]

Feds killing Obama plan to require sleep apnea test for truck, train drivers – The Hill

The HillFeds killing Obama plan to require sleep apnea test for truck, train driversThe HillThe Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are no longer pursuing the regulation, which would require all rail and trucking companies to test drivers …Regulators Pull Plan To Test […]

Regulators Pull Plan To Test Truckers, Train Operators For Apnea – NPR

Washington TimesRegulators Pull Plan To Test Truckers, Train Operators For ApneaNPRTwo agencies in the Transportation Department are ending their push for a rule that would have required truck drivers and train operators to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that’s been linked to preventable accidents. The …Locals slam decision to not require […]

Telogis certifies its ELD on FMCSA list of providers – Fleet Owner

Telogis certifies its ELD on FMCSA list of providersFleet OwnerFMCSA has mandated ELD use by most interstate commercial truck drivers by Dec. 18 this year. Telogis said its Workplan HOS application allows customers to easily record, transmit and store all hours of service (HOS) information according to the … Read More… Telogis certifies its ELD […]

ZED Connect Partners With Pana-Pacific to Distribute ZED ELD – Markets Insider

ZED Connect Partners With Pana-Pacific to Distribute ZED ELDMarkets Insider7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ZED Connect Inc, the leader in low-cost ELD compliance and data analytics solutions, has partnered with Pana-Pacific, the nation’s leading supplier of audio and electronics to Commercial Vehicle (CV) manufacturers, to sell their …and more » Read More… ZED Connect Partners With Pana-Pacific […]

Telogis certifies ELD application on FMCSA registry – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalTelogis certifies ELD application on FMCSA registryCommercial Carrier JournalAs a cloud-based application, Telogis Compliance has Over-the-Air (OTA) updates, support for iOS and Android, and multiple rulesets and exemptions – including the 150-air-mile non-CDL short-haul exemption and customizable Driver Vehicle Inspection …and more » Read More… Telogis certifies ELD application on FMCSA registry – Commercial Carrier […]

FMCSA Takes a Step Closer to Removing Exemption Requirement for Diabetic Drivers – Transport Topics Online

FMCSA Takes a Step Closer to Removing Exemption Requirement for Diabetic DriversTransport Topics Online“FMCSA expects that 100% of drivers who are treated with insulin and intend to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce will have the form completed by the treating physician.” The agency said that the exemption process that has been … […]

Telogis Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Solution Earns Registered Status with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety … – Markets Insider

Telogis Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Solution Earns Registered Status with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety …Markets Insider… including the 150-air-mile non-CDL short-haul exemption and customizable Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR). The implementation of the FMCSA ELD rule is designed to help drivers more accurately track and manage records of duty status (RODS), … Read More… Telogis […]

Sleep apnea rulemaking is no more … for now – American Trucker

Sleep apnea rulemaking is no more … for nowAmerican TruckerThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have both decided to table regulatory efforts aimed at the testing and treatment of sleep apnea for truck drivers and other transportation workers.FMCSA withdraws plan for sleep apnea rulemakingFleet Ownerall 3 news articles » Read […]

FMCSA Issues Clarification On Commercial Learners Permits – Go By Truck News

Go By Truck NewsFMCSA Issues Clarification On Commercial Learners PermitsGo By Truck NewsFMCSA adds that while “the guidance is in answer to general knowledge testing as addressed in FMCSA regulations, we note that this regulatory guidance is consistent with the agency’s October 13, 2016, final rule, which amended the CDL regulations to …Sleep apnea rulemaking is […]

FMCSA withdraws plan for sleep apnea rulemaking – Fleet Owner

FMCSA withdraws plan for sleep apnea rulemakingFleet OwnerThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have decided against moving forward at this time on a possible regulation covering the testing and treatment of sleep apnea for truck drivers and other …and more » Read More… FMCSA withdraws plan for sleep apnea rulemaking – […]

Truckers at odds over logging rule – Scranton Times-Tribune

Truckers at odds over logging ruleScranton Times-TribuneThe rule could have the greatest implications for independent truck drivers and small companies, said Alex Stark, marketing director for Scranton-based logistics company Kane is Able. “It gets to the point where a small mom-and-pop might not be able to … Read More… Truckers at odds over logging rule […]

Opinion: FMCSA Should Accept NAS Recommendations for CSA – Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics OnlineOpinion: FMCSA Should Accept NAS Recommendations for CSATransport Topics OnlineNAS recommends that FMCSA continue to collaborate with states and other agencies to improve the quality of MCMIS data in support of SMS. As the quality of existing data reported today focuses on vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, and truck count (APU), … Read More… […]

DOT withdraws rule to set sleep apnea screening criteria for truckers – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineDOT withdraws rule to set sleep apnea screening criteria for truckersOverdrive MagazineIf a screening/treatment rule conformed to 2016 screening criteria proposed by the FMCSA’s Medical Review Board (MRB), including truckers’ size and age, as many as 40 percent of truck operators could be screened for apnea testing, which can carry high …Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea […]

FMCSA formally withdraws sleep apnea screening rule – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalFMCSA formally withdraws sleep apnea screening ruleCommercial Carrier JournalA rulemaking meant to establish criteria and processes for instituting sleep apnea screening requirements for truck operators will officially be withdrawn on Monday, according to a notice issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-RuleHeavy Duty Truckingall 2 news articles » […]

Electronic Logging Devices, trucking service hours, concerns for agriculture – Tri-State Livestock News

Electronic Logging Devices, trucking service hours, concerns for agricultureTri-State Livestock NewsThat extra time would allow stakeholders to work with Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) to address numerous unresolved issues. The Hahn Ranch in Townsend trucks their own cattle and hay, and hires commercial drivers to get their … Read More… Electronic Logging Devices, trucking service […]

FMCSA Simplifies ELD Section of Agency Website – Go By Truck News

FMCSA Simplifies ELD Section of Agency WebsiteGo By Truck NewsThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has simplified the electronic logging device section of the agency’s website to create a more user-friendly system and highlight critical ELD information. New questions and answers have been added to the … Read More… FMCSA Simplifies ELD Section of Agency Website […]

Attorneys eye trucking company in Fla. wreck – Citizens Voice

Citizens VoiceAttorneys eye trucking company in Fla. wreckCitizens VoiceThe FMCSA cautions against drawing conclusions about a motor vehicle carrier’s overall safety simply based on the data displayed in its safety measurement system. “Unless a motor carrier has received an unsatisfactory safety rating,” or has otherwise …and more » Read More… Attorneys eye trucking company in Fla. […]

FMCSA announces plan to allow owner-operators to contest non-preventable crashes used against them in CSA scores – Overdrive Magazine

Overdrive MagazineFMCSA announces plan to allow owner-operators to contest non-preventable crashes used against them in CSA scoresOverdrive MagazineThose include crashes in which a carrier’s truck was (1) struck by a motorist driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, (2) hit by a motorist driving in the wrong direction, (3) struck in the rear or […]

'Shipping community,' not just truckers, faces ELD challenge – JOC.com

‘Shipping community,’ not just truckers, faces ELD challengeJOC.com… to take accommodating the driver one step further and train their workers on how to work with drivers,” said Seidl, who conducted more than 350 roadside truck and driver inspections in 10 years as Wisconsin State Patrol Inspector before joining FMCSA. Read More… ‘Shipping community,’ not just […]

FMCSA: States can take out-of-state CLP applications of any potential trucker – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalFMCSA: States can take out-of-state CLP applications of any potential truckerCommercial Carrier JournalThe guidance issued this week is in line with FMCSA’s final rule issued Oct. 13, 2016, that amended CDL regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into the trucking industry. Previously, states could only accept out-of-state applications …and more » Read […]

ELD “clarification” will hold down costs for some truckers – FreightWaves (blog)

FreightWaves (blog)ELD “clarification” will hold down costs for some truckersFreightWaves (blog)“When a vehicle is registered, the model year should follow the criteria established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),” FMCSA now says. “There may be instances where the model year reflected on the vehicle registration is …and more » Read More… ELD “clarification” will […]

New test program gives drivers a break from some no-fault crashes – Land Line Magazine

New test program gives drivers a break from some no-fault crashesLand Line MagazineFMCSA says it will analyze the demonstration program, including the cost of operating the review program. The analysis will be used to examine the trucking industry’s assertions that many of these crashes are not preventable for truck drivers, and that …and more » Read More… […]

FMCSA issues guidance on CDL testing – Land Line Magazine

Overdrive MagazineFMCSA issues guidance on CDL testingLand Line Magazine“While today’s guidance is in answer to general knowledge testing as addressed in FMCSA regulations, we note that this regulatory guidance is consistent with the agency’s Oct. 13, 2016, final rule, which amended the CDL regulations to ease the …New FMCSA guidance allows states to accept commercial […]

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