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ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session – Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty TruckingELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational SessionHeavy Duty Trucking“In today’s environment, you cannot pick up a periodical or go through 10 emails without someone offering a webinar about the ELD mandate,” said Jim Ward, president and CEO of D.M. Bowman Inc., a 400-truck fleet that has been on electronic logs since … Read […]

Panel: ELDs don't change HOS rules or enforcement – Fleet Owner

Fleet OwnerPanel: ELDs don’t change HOS rules or enforcementFleet OwnerELDs are not required for pre-2000 model year trucks, but that “model year” designation is tied to the engine, not the chassis, FMCSA’s DeLorenzo noted. Thus a 2001 model year truck with a 1999 engine would be exempt. Automatic onboard recording … Read More… Panel: ELDs don’t […]

FMCSA Issues Two Commonsensical ELD Exemptions – Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty TruckingFMCSA Issues Two Commonsensical ELD ExemptionsHeavy Duty TruckingThe second exemption will temporarily allow carriers to configure an ELD with a “yard-move mode” that does not require a driver to re-input the truck’s yard-move status every time the tractor is powered off. The two exemptions are being granted for the … Read More… FMCSA […]

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

Truckers using phone-based ELDs can change duty status away from truck, FMCSA saysOverdrive MagazineThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Thursday that it 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 …and […]

FMCSA to allow drivers using phone-based ELDs to change duty status away from vehicle – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalFMCSA to allow drivers using phone-based ELDs to change duty status away from vehicleCommercial Carrier JournalThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Thursday that it 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 […]

CR England gets waiver extension for pre-CDL drivers – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalCR England gets waiver extension for pre-CDL driversCommercial Carrier JournalFMCSA says comments received in opposition stated the commercial learner’s permit 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 … Read More… […]

Court Battle Continues In OOIDA Sleep Apnea Case Against DOT – Go By Truck News

Go By Truck NewsCourt Battle Continues In OOIDA Sleep Apnea Case Against DOTGo By Truck NewsIn April, OOIDA filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation that alleged the FMCSA bypassed the rulemaking process by slipping regulations regarding obstructive sleep apnea into a 2015 final rule that required the agency’s certified … Read More… […]

Ray Martinez Receives Key Senate Backing for Top FMCSA Post – Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics OnlineRay Martinez Receives Key Senate Backing for Top FMCSA PostTransport Topics Online“Martinez brings with him the experience of leading the motor vehicle agencies of both New York and New Jersey, the ‘International Gateway to the Northeast,’ and his insight and experience will be an asset to the FMCSA. We look forward to working […]

FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD Exemptions – Transport Topics Online

FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD ExemptionsTransport Topics OnlineFMCSA granted UPS several five-year exemptions in four chief areas, namely the use of automatic onboard recording devices during the “phase-in” process, as well as data collection methods for drivers who log out of an ELD while outside a vehicle … Read More… FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD […]

CVSA Program Aims to Train Truckers to Be Safe on the Road – Legal Examiner

Legal ExaminerCVSA Program Aims to Train Truckers to Be Safe on the RoadLegal ExaminerAccording to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Large Truck Crash Causation Study,” unsafe behaviors by commercial motor vehicle drivers is the leading cause of crashes, accounting for over 88 percent of large truck accidents …and more » Read More… CVSA Program […]

Aging Truck Drivers Face Medical Conditions that Reduce Roadway Safety – JD Supra (press release)

JD Supra (press release)Aging Truck Drivers Face Medical Conditions that Reduce Roadway SafetyJD Supra (press release)To obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a truck driver must be issued an official FMCSA Medical Examiner’s Certificate. It must be carried at all times and renewed every two years. To renew a CDL, a truck driver must self-certify […]

Public Service Announcement From Fontaine® – PR Newswire (press release)

Public Service Announcement From Fontaine®PR Newswire (press release)… and manufacture of world class flatbed trailers, we know that many of you, independent owner operators and fleets alike, have equipped your tractors with what were formerly known as “cab guards” and are today more commonly known as “cab racks” or … Read More… Public Service Announcement […]

FMCSA awards $73M in grants to boost CMV industry, safety – Safety+Health magazine

Safety+Health magazineFMCSA awards $73M in grants to boost CMV industry, safetySafety+Health magazine$30.7 million toward helping states keep up with FMCSA standards on CDL programs. The national license program requires states to test for knowledge and skills before issuing licenses, keep an accurate history of any licensed driver and disqualify … Read More… FMCSA awards M […]

Trucking Company From Smuggling Operation Placed Out Of Service, Driver Pleads Guilty – Go By Truck News

Trucking Company From Smuggling Operation Placed Out Of Service, Driver Pleads GuiltyGo By Truck NewsPyle Transportation was placed under an “out-of-service order” Monday by the FMCSA after a review found the company’s safety rating was so unsatisfactory that it was unfit to remain in business, agency spokesman Duane DeBruyne stated. Dozens of illegal … Read […]

Appeals court to hear arguments in OOIDA's sleep apnea case against US DOT – Land Line Magazine

Appeals court to hear arguments in OOIDA’s sleep apnea case against US DOTLand Line Magazine“With this withdrawal, FMCSA continues to revise its requirement that truck drivers be examined for obstructive sleep apnea but without adherence to public law or the rulemaking requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act,” OOIDA wrote in its … Read More… Appeals […]

New DOT CDL Physical Exam Location Bozeman Montana Lundgren Chiropractic Clinic Randall Lundgren DC $85

New DOT CDL Physical Exam Location – Bozeman, Montana – County: Gallatin – Lundgren Chiropractic Clinic – Randall Lundgren D.C $85.00 http://fastertruck.com/pages/DOT-CDL-Physical-Exam-Locations-and-Forms-Montana.html Read More… New DOT CDL Physical Exam Location Bozeman Montana Lundgren Chiropractic Clinic Randall Lundgren DC

Bigger Trucks? Bigger Danger. – The National Law Review

Bigger Trucks? Bigger Danger.The National Law ReviewAccording to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015,” 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, an eight-percent increase from 2014. Truck driver fatigue, speeding, and …and more » Read More… Bigger Trucks? Bigger Danger. – The National Law […]

Toshiba Selects FleetUp for Complete ELD Compliance and Intelligent Fleet Management Solution – MassTransitMag.com (press release) (blog)

Toshiba Selects FleetUp for Complete ELD Compliance and Intelligent Fleet Management SolutionMassTransitMag.com (press release) (blog)FleetUp has announced that Toshiba America Business Solutions has selected FleetUp to provide FMCSA electronic logging devices (ELD) compliance and comprehensive fleet management services (FMS). Under the two-year agreement, Toshiba will install … Read More… Toshiba Selects FleetUp for Complete ELD […]

Operation Safe Driver is underway – American Trucker

American TruckerOperation Safe Driver is underwayAmerican TruckerAccording to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “driver behavior” as the critical reason for more than 88% of large truck crashes and 93% of passenger vehicle crashes. That is but …and more » Read More… Operation Safe Driver is underway – […]

Do Speed Limiters Reduce Truck Crashes? – The National Law Review

Do Speed Limiters Reduce Truck Crashes?The National Law ReviewFMCSA is proposing a complementary federal motor carrier safety regulation (FMCSR) requiring each commercial motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with a speed limiting device that meets the … Read More… Do Speed Limiters Reduce Truck Crashes? – […]

Fleet involved in deadly human smuggling operation issued shutdown order – Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier JournalFleet involved in deadly human smuggling operation issued shutdown orderCommercial Carrier JournalFMCSA’s compliance review also found a violation in the “driver fitness” BASIC, in which the fleet knowingly allowed, required, permitted or authorized an employee to operate a truck when the driver had a disqualified CDL or had been disqualified from …and more » Read […]

FMCSA Grants ELD Exemption To Truck Rentals Of Less Than 8 Days – Go By Truck News

FMCSA Grants ELD Exemption To Truck Rentals Of Less Than 8 DaysGo By Truck NewsThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will grant an exemption to the upcoming electronic logging device mandate. The Truck Renting and Leasing Association exception will apply to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial … Read More… FMCSA Grants ELD Exemption […]

Do Speed Limiters Reduce Truck Crashes? – Lexology

Do Speed Limiters Reduce Truck Crashes?LexologyFMCSA is proposing a complementary federal motor carrier safety regulation (FMCSR) requiring each commercial motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with a speed limiting device that meets the … Read More… Do Speed Limiters Reduce Truck Crashes? – Lexology

FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million In Grants To Enhance Commercial Vehicle Safety – Trucking News Online

FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million In Grants To Enhance Commercial Vehicle SafetyTrucking News OnlineThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety.and more » Read More… FMCSA Awards More […]

Training and Operation Safe Driver week – American Trucker

American TruckerTraining and Operation Safe Driver weekAmerican TruckerHe noted that between 2012 and 2015, according to the 2017 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), total number of registered motor vehicles in the U.S. increased by 10 … Read More… Training and Operation Safe Driver […]

Questions arise over ELD exemption for rental vehicles – FreightWaves

FreightWavesQuestions arise over ELD exemption for rental vehiclesFreightWavesJacoby says he will be meeting with FMCSA officials next week to further discuss the exemption and get additional questions answered. One of those questions is whether a fleet that rents a vehicle for longer than 8 days can bypass the ELD regulation by … Read More… Questions arise […]

Truck drivers protest electronic logging devices – WHSV

WHSVTruck drivers protest electronic logging devicesWHSV”I may have to hire another driver just to have him sitting here to go pick trucks up, bring trucks in,” said Funk. The protests in Washington, D.C., Columbus, and Minneapolis involve drivers shutting down their trucks on the sides of roads. Funk …and more » Read More… Truck drivers protest […]

FMCSA GRANTS PORTION OF TRALA'S ELD PETITION – Lessors Network (press release)

FMCSA GRANTS PORTION OF TRALA’S ELD PETITIONLessors Network (press release)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (October 10, 2017) — Last week, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) learned that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to formally grant a portion of TRALA’s petition for relief from the Electronic … Read More… FMCSA GRANTS PORTION OF TRALA’S ELD […]

FMCSA Grants Truck Renting and Leasing Association a Limited Five-Year ELD Exemption – Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics OnlineFMCSA Grants Truck Renting and Leasing Association a Limited Five-Year ELD ExemptionTransport Topics OnlineThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is granting the Truck Renting and Leasing Association a five-year exemption from a federal requirement that all trucks be equipped with electronic logging devices to record drivers …Partial ELD waiver for […]



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