Tag: FMCSA

Speed-Limiter Rulemaking Among Top Industry Concerns

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposal for requirements for speed-limiting devices on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) is among the top concerns in the trucking industry, according to a new American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) report. On October 22, the ATRI released its 18th annual top industry issues report, identifying leading industry concerns, such […]

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 […]

FMCSA Seeks Input on Logging Device Regulations

On September 16, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a request for comments on its electronic logging device (ELD) regulations for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) (87 Federal Register (FR) 56921). In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, the agency revealed it is considering changes in the applicability for pre-2000 engines, addressing ELD malfunctions, […]

FMCSA Removes ELD from Registered List

On June 24, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it had removed the ArionT electronic logging device (ELD) from the agency’s list of registered ELDs. The FMCSA placed the ArionT ELD on its list of revoked devices because the company failed to meet the minimum requirements of the agency’s regulations. The FMCSA will […]

FMCSA Shifts Driver Record Responsibilities to Carriers

Motor carriers now must obtain motor vehicle records (MVRs) annually for their drivers from Canadian and Mexican licensing authorities, as well as from State Driver’s Licensing Agencies, under a March 9 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) final rule (87 Federal Register (FR) 13192). The FMCSA is dropping the requirement for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) […]

OSHA Raises Penalties, FMCSA Pilots Young Driver Program

On January 14, the Department of Labor (DOL), including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), adjusted its civil penalties for inflation (87 Federal Register (FR) 2328). Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a driver apprenticeship pilot program to allow 18-, 19-, and 20-year-olds to operate commercial motor vehicles […]

Fuel or oil truck, pipeline, transportation

Pipeline Cyberattack Results in FMCSA Issuing HOS Exemption

On May 9, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a temporary exemption for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from hours of service (HOS) regulations to ensure adequate fuel supplies in several East Coast states following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.

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.

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 […]