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FMCSA Begins Annual Drug Testing Survey

January 17, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit their 2016 USDOT drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days, as directed by Federal Regulation CFR 382.403. Carriers notified by FMCSA that they have been selected to [...]

FMCSA Maintains Drug, Alcohol Random Testing Rate at 25% for Fleets

December 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Joe Puff

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Wednesday that the controlled substances random testing rate for regulated motor carriers will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2017. FMCSA regulations require that truck and bus companies that employ commercial driver’s licensed (CDL) drivers conduct random [...]

ATA Names Top Trucking CEOs to Infrastructure Task Force

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
ATA Names Top Trucking CEOs to Infrastructure Task Force

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named 11 trucking industry executives to the federation’s Infrastructure Funding Task Force. “I announced the formation of this group in October as part of my first State of the Industry address, with an eye on launching the effort in early 2017,” said ATA President [...]

New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Friday thanked Congress for enacting a fix to the hours-of-service restart that will restore the regulation to the pre-July 2013 version and reduce crash risk on our nation’s highways. “ATA thanks Congress for passing this continuing resolution, which includes language to permanently fix the [...]

Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, has applauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of S.B. 995 into law. The legislation authorizes electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s required minimum following distance for commercial vehicles of 500 feet. “With the [...]

ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

In testimony before a Senate panel Wednesday, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear underscored the trucking industry’s commitment to keeping the nation’s supply chain efficient and secure. “ATA places great emphasis on security,” Spear said in his testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on [...]

The Details Behind the FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

December 6, 2016 By: Donald Jerrell, HNI Tags: Blogs, Regulations
hni.com/blog/fmcsa-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) announced it is establishing the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse). This new database will contain information pertaining to violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) controlled substances (drug) and alcohol testing program for holders of commercial drivers [...]

ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed an announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late last week saying that the agency has created a national clearinghouse for commercial drivers’ drug and alcohol test results. “ATA and its members are committed to safety,” said Bill Sullivan, ATA executive vice [...]

FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

In a note to its subscribers, FTR foresees limited short-term impact to the overall economy — and the transportation industry in particular — as a result of the U.S. presidential election results. Behind this assessment is the fact that the new President won’t take office for three months, and then [...]

Hazmat Transporters Doubt Supply Chain Partners Comply With Regs

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Hazmat Transporters Doubt Supply Chain Partners Comply With Regs

Despite the surge in the shipment of goods deemed dangerous and hazardous — and exemplified by the proliferation of lithium battery products — a large number of companies say they are not confident in their ability to be consistently compliant across their entire supply chain, posing serious safety and financial [...]