Tag Archives: FMCSA

Avoid getting stiffed: New flag on brokers with bonds pending cancellation can be effective recon tool

If a surety provider’s notice of cancellation of a broker’s bond can’t result in an immediate suspension because of “the need for rulemaking,” as FMCSA has noted, “that is a catch-22,” one watcher says, a “stretch of highway 100 miles long” with no sto…

Hours of service proposal could come by end of March

Signs point to a decision on whether to move forward with hours change from FMCSA sooner than later — by Spring, regulators said during a call with owner-operators put together by Scott Reed and Scott Jordan of the Independent Carrier Group covering h…

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.

DOT asking for crash examples to review for crash preventability program within CSA

The intention of the program is to test the feasibility of reviewing crashes in which truck drivers are not at fault and to remove them from carriers’ and operators’ Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores if they are deemed non-preventable. 

Mobile crane operators get 30-minute break exemption extended

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has held the exemption since October 2016 for carriers and drivers operating mobile cranes with a rated lifting capacity of more than 30 tons. The exemption applies to approximately 65,000 mobile crane…

Mobile shower, catering group seeks hours relief to better aid firefighters responding to disasters

The National Mobile Shower and Catering Association is requesting the regulations relief for its member companies’ drivers who are responding under a “Resource Order,” an order issued by a federal agency directing firefighters and supporting personnel …

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…

Caution is urged for those travelling in the shadow of Hurricane Florence

CHARLOTTE, S.C. – As the Southeastern United States prepares for Hurricane Florence the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are urging caution to fleets and drivers that may be in the area. T…

FMCSA seeking comment on proposed HOS changes in the U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Hours of service (HOS) rules might be changing to add more flexibility says Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) administrator Ray Martinez. The FMCSA put out an advanced notice of proposed rule making and opened a 30-day comment&#823…