Tag Archives: FMCSA

FMCSA set to expand pilot program for under-21 interstate truckers

In a Federal Register notice to be published Wednesday, May 15, FMCSA is asking for public comments on a potential pilot program for non-military-trained drivers under the age of 21 to drive interstate. There is already a pilot program in the works for…

Trucking rap sheet: Trucker convicted of felony assault after hitting CARB inspector with truck

A truck driver in California has been convicted of felony assault after being found to have intentionally moved his truck and struck a California Air Resources Board inspector during a roadside inspection. A Mississippi CDL tester was also arrested in …

How to make the transition to the ELD spec from grandfathered e-logs, or AOBRDs

The key thing for trucking companies large and small to know about the Dec. 17, 2019, last-permissible date to utilize grandfathered electronic-logging-devices-by-another-name (that’d be those AOBRDs), is that it’s not too early to start making the tra…

Large fleet gets waiver to install pulsating brake lights on back of tankers

Groendyke Transport has been granted a waiver that allows it to install amber brake-activated pulsating lights on the back of its tankers to increase visibility when braking.

Erroneous status-switch to on-duty driving, while parked — Mark Kirbyson’s latest ELD issue

In November Kirbyson began having an issue with the ELD in his 2007 Caterpillar-powered Peterbilt kicking him into on-duty driving status, while he was asleep in the bunk. “Have others experienced a similar issue?” he asks. How’d you solve it?

Ohio DPS looks to ease transition of military veterans into trucking

Ohio DPS proposes to eliminate skills test waiver requirements that state an applicant must have been a military position that requires driving a commercial vehicle in the last year and that the applicant must have operated a commercial vehicle for at …

Fireworks haulers seek hours relief during Independence Day holiday period

The American Pyrotechnics Association has submitted a petition to add four new members to its existing hours exemption during the Independence Day holiday period. A separate fireworks hauler, Extreme Logistics, has also requested an HOS exemption for i…

Fireworks haulers seek hours relief during Independence Day holiday period

The American Pyrotechnics Association has submitted a petition to add four new members to its existing hours exemption during the Independence Day holiday period. A separate fireworks hauler, Extreme Logistics, has also requested an HOS exemption for i…

Petition granted to SmartDrive allowing lower windshield mounting for driver assist camera

FMCSA says SmartDrive’s camera housing is 3.7 inches wide by 5.2 inches tall and will be mounted in the approximate center of the windshield. The agency also received a request from Navistar for its ADAS to be mounted lower on the windshield that regul…

FMCSA approves alternate cargo securement methods for certain agricultural commodities

The waiver allows for alternate securement for agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and large fiberglass tubs, or for hay, straw and cotton bales that are grouped into large singular units.