FMCSA Seeks More Input on Autonomous Trucks

On February 1, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requested additional input on regulatory changes necessary for the introduction of highly and fully automated commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on the nation’s roadways (88 Fed. Reg. 6691). The supplemental advance notice of proposed rulemaking (SANPRM) revisits issues beyond those covered in advance notices of proposed […]

FMCSA Proposes CMV Speed-Limiting Device Rule

On May 4, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed establishing requirements for maintaining and using speed-limiting devices on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) (87 Federal Register (FR) 26317). A speed-limiting regulation would rely on the use of electronic engine control units (ECUs) capable of governing maximum CMV speeds. ECUs have been routinely installed in […]

FMCSA Establishes State Drug, Alcohol Restrictions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) October 7 issued a final rule closing a loophole in the enforcement of the agency’s drug and alcohol regulations by requiring states to deny or downgrade commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) or learner’s permits for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers with drug or alcohol violations (86 FR 55718). Under […]

Semi trailer at loading dock

Loading Docks: Do You Need Both Dock Locks and Wheel Chocks?

Safety is imperative at facility loading docks, and every precaution should be taken to ensure that employees are safe. However, is it necessary to use both dock locks and wheel chocks? See what experts at Safety.BLR.com® had to say on the matter.

Coercion of Commercial Drivers Prohibited

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule prohibiting employers from forcing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The rule includes reporting procedures for drivers who feel they are being coerced to break the law. Today we will focus on certain aspects of […]