Tag Archives: FMCSA

OOIDA ELD exemption request denied

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Small-business truckers will continue to be subject to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. after an exemption request was denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). The Owner-Operator Indepen…

Proposed program will allow young military vets to drive on interstate routes

OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is launching a pilot program to allow younger drivers to operate trucks on interstate routes. The three-year pilot program to allow 18-20-year-old drivers who possess the U.S. military equivalen…

FMCSA needs to do better on resolving medical conflicts: OOIDA

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is criticizing the process for drivers seeking to resolve conflicts with their medical certifications. OOIDA submitted their concerns to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adm…

FMCSA says drivers will be required to carry medical certificates for two more years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers operating in the United States will have to continue carrying their medical certificates for two more years. The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended compliance dates for the Medical Examiner’…

ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or…

Hours of Service violations down since ELD rollout: FMCSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours of Service (HoS) violations are down in the United States since the introduction of electronic logging devices (ELDs) says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA numbers show a marked decrease in violati…

Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety A…

FMCSA issues regulatory clarification on agricultural hauling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is bringing clarity to the Hours of Service (HoS) exemptions for agricultural haulers. The FMCSA received 566 comments and questions during a public consultation period thi…

FMCSA issues emergency declaration ahead of Alberto

GULF SHORES, Fla. – While most of the United States is observing Memorial Day, Gulf Coast states are bracing for an early start to hurricane season. Although Alberto has been rated a subtropical storm, falling short of the hurricane designation,…

U.S. lawmakers call for flexibility to HOS rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty United States Senators have penned a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging them to explore flexible alternative to the current hours of service (HoS) regulations in that country. Addressed to…