Tag Archives: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Fruit, veggie haulers request hours, ELD regs modifications

The groups, in their petition dated March 15, say that current hours and ELD rules “have significant effects on perishable produce quality and consumer safety, and contribute to higher volumes of undesirable food waste.”

Hours regs suspended in 16 states for flooding emergency

Drivers hauling supplies, equipment, fuel and more to and from the affected states can operate under the declaration, which waives Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Railroad companies seek hours reprieve for drivers responding to emergencies

The companies say the employees who would be covered by the exemption clear derailed or disabled trains or debris blocking tracks or railroad rights-of-way when they respond to unplanned events that affect interstate commerce, service, or the safety of…

Rule change eases process for drivers upgrading from Class B to Class A CDL

The new rulemaking adds an optional theory instruction upgrade curriculum for those upgrading from a Class B to a Class A that removes eight instructional units involving “non-driving activities.” FMCSA says these units are nearly identical to instruct…

Rule change eases process for drivers upgrading from Class B to Class A CDL

The new rulemaking adds an optional theory instruction upgrade curriculum for those upgrading from a Class B to a Class A that removes eight instructional units involving “non-driving activities.” FMCSA says these units are nearly identical to instruct…

Fireworks haulers get ELD waiver for Independence Day period

In its decision to grant the exemption, FMCSA says the 11-day exemption would not negatively impact safety. The agency also says it conducted “a comprehensive investigation of the safety performance history” of the 53 companies the exemption would cove…

Three companies added to fireworks haulers’ annual Independence Day exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added Artisan Pyrotechnics, Montana Display Fireworks and ZY Pyrotechnics doing business as Skyshooter Displays to the exemption, allowing fireworks haulers to drive beyond their 14-hour on-duty clock aft…

Alabama chiropractor suspended by FMCSA for falsifying DOT physicals

Dr. Kenneth Edwards and his employee, Joann Bush, both of Phenix City, Alabama, were suspended in December. Edwards was recently sentenced to 37 months in prison and a $10,000 fine for his role in the scheme.

Concrete pavers get 30-minute break, short-haul exemption relief

FMCSA says drivers transporting ready-mixed concrete and related materials and equipment in vehicles other than those with rotating mixer drums to use 30 minutes or more of on-duty “waiting time” to satisfy the 30-minute break requirement, as long as t…

Snow, bitter cold prompt expansion of HOS suspensions in Midwest, Northeast

Truck drivers hauling heating fuels, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, and other fuel products, including gasoline, into the affected states providing necessary relief will be exempt from hours of service regulations through Feb. 2, or u…