Category: Transportation

Truck driving

Revised Vision Standard for CMV Drivers Proposed by FMCSA

Drivers with impaired vision in one eye could operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate transportation without first obtaining an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under a proposed rule published January 12 (86 FR 2344). The proposed change would end the agency’s vision exemption program.

Trucks, truck drivers, trucking industry

FMCSA Proposal Would End Driver Violation Report Requirement

On December 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed rescinding the requirement that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers annually prepare and submit a list of their convictions for traffic violations to their employers. The requirement duplicates a separate requirement that motor carriers obtain the motor vehicle record (MVR) for each driver they employ […]

Truck driving

Hours-of-Service Relief Extended by FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended and expanded its hours-of-service regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transporting emergency goods in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Truck driving in a storm

DOT Inspector General Identifies Challenges for FMCSA

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) identified fiscal year 2021 management challenges for all of the DOT’s agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA’s challenges for the current fiscal year, which began October 1, include the changes in state funding for roadway safety due to impacts […]

Autumn drive

NSC Names New VP for Roadway Safety Practice

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently named Mark Chung vice president of its Roadway Safety Practice. Chung most recently served as chief marketing officer and general manager at SAE International (formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers), an engineering professionals association and standards-setting organization.

Semi trucks

ATRI Report Reveals Top Concerns of Motor Carrier Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a nonprofit trucking industry research organization, released its annual survey of top motor carrier industry concerns. Motor carriers’ key concerns include an ongoing driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation and retention, insurance costs, and litigation.

Truck driving

FMCSA Planning Pilot Program for Hours of Service ‘Pause’

On September 3, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it is seeking comment on a proposed pilot program for hours of service regulatory relief by allowing participating drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period of up to 3 hours (85 FR 55061).