Tag Archives: FMCSA

FMCSA updates CSA SMS with new ELD violations, releases severity weights

Several middle-severity weightings have been assigned to some ELD violations for CSA SMS rating purposes, though most come with very low weights. New variations of the 395.8(a) violation now distinguish between carriers required, or not, to have an ELD…

Updates on online carrier registration system, more on agenda for UCR meeting this week

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in the Federal Register this week’s meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Two one-truck companies charged with falsifying DVIRs

According to the indictment, the owners of the companies directed their employees, under threat of termination, to falsify Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs) and not report safety defects or deficiencies that would affect the safe operation of v…

Tennessee hotshot carrier shut down for illegally hauling explosives

Police found that the truck was transporting numerous cases of Class 1 explosives, including ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture; electric detonators; blasting caps and detonating cord. It is illegal to transport detonators on the same vehicle as explosi…

Report: Truckers take to D.C. streets (one Tased and arrested) and engage FMCSA, Congress on hours change, more

Grassroots groups of owner-operators and drivers returned 30-40 power units to Constitution Ave. between the White House and Washington monument yesterday, April 9, to press concerns to the public, lawmakers and regulators over the ELD mandate and hour…

Truckers engage with FMCSA, work on follow-on petition for hours change to allow more sleeper splits

Remember that recently invoked saying about squeaky wheels? Some good emerged from the MATS session on hours that went off the rails, as several truckers pivoted with outreach to FMCSA, planning and taking part in meeting with officials about hours of …

Certain fuel haulers land 30-minute break exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says these drivers take several “breaks” throughout the day when unloading at service stations, which essentially meets the needs of the 30-minute break.

Group asks FMCSA to allow camera systems to replace rearview mirrors

Trucking technology company Stoneridge has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would allow carriers to use the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System instead of the two rear-vision side mirrors.

Fleet requests ELD waiver for Department of Energy loads

According to the notice, in order to haul these loads, electronic tracking of shipments must be disabled “in order to limit identification of the physical location of the shipment.”

FMCSA renews exemption to allow one-year learner’s permits in some states

Federal regulations state CLPs should be valid for no more than 180 days. Under this exemption, CLP holders are not required to retake the general or endorsement knowledge tests for the six-month extension as regulations require.