Tag Archives: FMCSA

FMCSA denies request to exempt small carriers from ELD rule

FMCSA denied a request from the Small Business in Transportation Coalition that would have exempted trucking companies with 50 or fewer employees from using electronic logs. The agency said the group’s application did not meet regulatory standards for …

Drivers convicted of human trafficking to receive lifetime CDL ban

Following President Trump’s signature of the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, FMCSA’s new rule will prohibit an individual from operating a commercial vehicle for life if that person uses a commercial vehicle in committing a felony involving seve…

Sessions on taxes, AOBRD to ELD transition, more set for GATS

A number of educational sessions will be held during the Great American Trucking Show, including Overdrive’s Partners in Business sessions, FMCSA Hot Topics sessions and more.

Martinez heard the message — +flexibility — now will his agency deliver?

To cap the week, here’s a celebration of the spirit of a system in which we can all at least participate by speaking freely. Views on and hopes for the impending hours revision hammer home the central message of a majority of haulers. In the words of o…

40 years of trucking — and surviving — with owner-operator Ingrid Brown (Plus: Three tunes from Trucker Talent finalists)

Owner-operator Ingrid Brown started trucking as a teenager in 1979, and she’s been on the road since. In this edition of Overdrive Radio, hear her reflections on her 40-year career, many of those spent as a single-truck owner-operator, as well as her r…

FMCSA to host sessions on ELDs, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse at GATS

Both sessions will be titled, “FMCSA Hot Topics: ELD Implementation and Transition, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and more”. FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance, and Bill Mahorney, division chief of enforcem…

FMCSA opens comment period for proposed CDL testing changes

FMCSA proposed to allow third-party CDL trainers to administer the CDL skills test to applicants trained by the third-party tester. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 9.

Panels on AOBRD transition to ELDs, truck parking, more set for GATS

Truck drivers attending GATS later this summer in Dallas will have the opportunity to sit in on presentations on topics ranging from the transition from Automatic Onboard Recording Devices (AOBRDs) to electronic logs, truck parking problems and more.

Group wants turfgrass sod included as ‘ag commodity’ for hours exemptions

Currently, drivers hauling ag commodities operate under certain HOS exemptions, such as the 150-air-mile radius exemption that allows drivers carrying ag commodities to skip recording duty status if they stay within a 150-air-mile radius of the source …

UPS seeks reprieve from two driver training rule provisions

In its request, UPS asks for exemptions from the requirement that a driver training instructor have two years of experience and have held a CDL for two years, and the requirement to register each training location for a unique Training Provider Registr…