Tag Archives: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA announces denial of 10 ELD exemption requests

The agency officially denied the requests in June and July, but it is required to publicly announce the denials in the Federal Register. Denials include petitions from OOIDA, SikhsPAC and more.

Telematics company petitions FMCSA to allow lower windshield mounting for camera

Regulations require vehicle safety technologies to be mounted not more than four inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers. SmartDrive says its ADAS should be mounted approximately eight inches below the upper edge of the a…

Fines increased for regs violations

A Final Rule that published in the Federal Register today, Nov. 27, makes the new fine amounts effective immediately. The 2015 Act required FMCSA and other DOT agencies to issue an initial “catch-up” adjustment, followed by annual adjustments for infla…

ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or…

Fatal truck-involved crashes increased in 2016, FMCSA says

There were 3,864 fatal crashes involving 4,213 large trucks, those weighing more than 10,000 pounds, in 2016, up from 3,622 crashes with 4,074 trucks in 2015, the report states. These crashes resulted in 4,317 fatalities, 722 of which were occupants of…

Achieving a dream: Deaf Alabama man overcomes hurdles to earn Class A CDL

Joey Woodle has wanted to be a truck driver since he was a little boy, but until recently, one major hurdle was standing in his way – he is deaf and unable to pass the whisper test portion of the DOT physical.

Outage of examiner registry prompts FMCSA to postpone implementation of electronic medical certificate rule

Due in part to the ongoing outage of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, FMCSA says it will postpone the requirements that FMCSA submit information to state-licensing agencies — and the requirement that state agencies send informatio…

Hotshot carrier asks FMCSA to let him to install sleeper berth in pickup truck bed

A sleeper berth in the bed of a pickup do not meet the access, location, exit, communication or occupant constraint requirements in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Castignoli Enterprises argues that because he is a solo owner-ope…

‘Chameleon carrier’ shut down after bevy of violations

According to FMCSA, Daya was formerly known as Ekam Truck Line. In 2017, Ekam agreed to enter a Consent Order in order to upgrade its safety rating from Unsatisfactory to Conditional. The fleet’s Unsatisfactory rating was the result of a number of safe…

Fireworks haulers seek ELD exemption for Independence Day period

If granted the exemption, APA members that already hold the 14-hour HOS exemption would be able to continue using paper logs instead of ELDs. Approximately 51 of APA’s 250-plus member companies hold the exemption.