Tag: CMVs

FMCSA Seeks Input on Bus, Truck Electronic IDs

On September 23, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) asked for stakeholder input on a plan to require commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to be equipped with electronic identification (ID) technology capable of wirelessly communicating a unique ID number to the agency (87 Federal Register (FR) 58049).   The FMCSA said it is considering regulatory […]

Work Zone Safety

FMCSA Calls Drivers’ Attention to Work Zone Safety

On April 26, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) called on all drivers, especially commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, to “share work zones safely.”

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.

Truck accident

FMCSA Data May Begin Excluding Unpreventable Crashes

Drivers and motor carriers may ask the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to strike records of “not preventable” crashes from the agency’s statistics. The agency announced its data-correction provisions, the Crash Preventability Determination Program, in the May 6 Federal Register (85 FR 27017).

Truck driving

National Association of the Deaf Petitions FMCSA to Drop Hearing Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) called for comment December 16 on a National Association of the Deaf (NAD) petition to rescind the requirement that interstate drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) be able to hear. NAD also requested that the FMCSA amend the requirement that interstate drivers be able to speak and a […]