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FMCSA Eyes Rule for Determining ‘Timely’ Safety Fitness of Truck Fleets

January 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a rulemaking proposal designed to enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers. The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), to be published in the Federal Register, would update FMCSA’s safety fitness rating [...]

FMCSA Launches Online Unified Registration System for Truck Fleets

December 21, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a new, simplified, online registration process that truck and bus companies, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers and cargo tank manufacturing, inspection and repair facilities use as new applicants for USDOT registration. The first phase of the Unified Registration System (URS) [...]

ATA Lauds Congressional Demand that FMCSA ‘Show its Work’ on HOS

December 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Lauds Congressional Demand that FMCSA ‘Show its Work’ on HOS

Leaders of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Wednesday thanked Congress for recognizing what it terms “the harm done” by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours-of-service restart restrictions and the legislators’ decision requiring the agency to meet an appropriate safety, driver health and driver longevity standard before re-imposing [...]

FMCSA Extends Exemption for Truck Windshield Cameras

December 15, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Technology
Bendix’s two-year exemption ensures fleets and owner-operators are not in violation of windshield clearance regulations when using lane departure warning and collision mitigation safety technologies.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received a regulatory two-year exemption extension for the video camera component of its Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation technology and AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System. In its decision granting Bendix’s request for exemption from certain windshield clearance rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [...]

J. Keller ELD Solution Will Be Compliant with New Rules

December 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Technology
J. Keller ELD Solution Will Be Compliant with New Rules

After a review of the FMCSA rule that mandates the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December of 2017, J. J. Keller said its e-log solution will require only minor software updates to comply with the new rule. “We are pleased to see that the FMCSA has expressly allowed [...]

FMCSA Adopts Final Rule Requiring ELD’s on Commercial Trucks

December 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Adopts Final Rule Requiring ELD’s on Commercial Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the adoption of a Final Rule that will improve roadway safety by employing technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service regulations. “Since 1938, complex, on-duty/off-duty logs for truck and bus drivers were made [...]

ATA Lauds Fed’s Release of Electronic Logging Device Rule

December 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety, Technology

Leaders of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) hailed Thursday’s release of a rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by commercial vehicles as a historic step forward for the industry. “Today is truly a historic day for trucking,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “This regulation will change [...]

FMCSA Seeks Rule on Commercial Truck Passenger Seatbelt Use

December 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Wednesday said it is seeking public comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requiring passengers riding in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use safety belts. And while federal rules have long required all commercial drivers to use safety belts, this proposed rule [...]

Trucking Industry Lauds Senate, House Accord on Highway Funding Bill

December 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Trucking Industry Lauds Senate, House Accord on Highway Funding Bill

Top executives of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) are praising the House and Senate for coming together on a long-term highway funding bill that they claim will advance the cause of trucking safety and efficiency. “The announcement that House and Senate leaders had reached an agreement on a long-term highway [...]

FMCSA Final Rule Protects Truck Drivers from Coerced Safety Violations

November 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a final rule in the Federal Register to keep commercial truck drivers from being compelled to violate federal safety regulations. The rule provides FMCSA with the authority to take enforcement action — not only against motor carriers, [...]