Tag Archives: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Updates on online carrier registration system, more on agenda for UCR meeting this week

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in the Federal Register this week’s meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Tennessee hotshot carrier shut down for illegally hauling explosives

Police found that the truck was transporting numerous cases of Class 1 explosives, including ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture; electric detonators; blasting caps and detonating cord. It is illegal to transport detonators on the same vehicle as explosi…

Certain fuel haulers land 30-minute break exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says these drivers take several “breaks” throughout the day when unloading at service stations, which essentially meets the needs of the 30-minute break.

Group asks FMCSA to allow camera systems to replace rearview mirrors

Trucking technology company Stoneridge has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would allow carriers to use the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System instead of the two rear-vision side mirrors.

Fleet requests ELD waiver for Department of Energy loads

According to the notice, in order to haul these loads, electronic tracking of shipments must be disabled “in order to limit identification of the physical location of the shipment.”

FMCSA renews exemption to allow one-year learner’s permits in some states

Federal regulations state CLPs should be valid for no more than 180 days. Under this exemption, CLP holders are not required to retake the general or endorsement knowledge tests for the six-month extension as regulations require.

FMCSA seeks public input on how current regs impact autonomous testing, deployment

FMCSA is seeking information from the trucking industry, safety advocates, the motoring public and ADS manufacturers on any current regulations that could hinder the development and testing of ADS-equipped trucks.

Regs waiver request would allow GPS windshield mounting in ‘safety technology’ area

Currently under federal regulations, GPS devices are not considered “vehicle safety technology,” therefore they cannot be mounted within the area swept by the windshield wipers.

Group seeks ELD compliance waiver on short-term rental trucks through end of year

TRALA says its 90-day waiver isn’t sufficient to address the ELD issues that have arisen with short-term rentals. The group says when fleets rent trucks to meet short-term demands, the ELD platform a fleet uses is often times different from the ELD pla…

Former trucker gets 55 years in prison after 2015 crash that killed six

According to a report by Knoxville, Tenn., news station WBIR, Brewer was found guilty on six counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication, four counts of reckless aggravated assault, DUI and speeding.