Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed until June 5 the effective date of a final rule that establishes minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle drivers, according to a notice published in the May 23 Federal Register.
Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Associations has released a video demonstrating the dangers of speed limiters in large trucks, as part of a campaign opposing a proposed rule that would require installation of the devices on trucks, buses and multipurpose passenger vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds.
Washington – The Federal Railroad Administration has delayed by one year the dates for railroads to comply with training requirements in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, according to a notice published in the May 3 Federal Register.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for improved flight training and procedures to improve the effectiveness of pilot weather reports, according to a recently released special investigation report.
Washington – Truck safety regulations requiring electronic logging devices, hair testing, speed limiters and other features could save lives and prevent injuries, the Trucking Alliance asserted in a recent letter sent to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
Washington – Concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies and drivers who operate concrete pumps now are exempt from a 30-minute rest break requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service regulations.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 23 withdrew a proposed rule that would have changed the safety fitness determination process for commercial motor vehicle carriers.
Arlington, VA – The American Trucking Associations is calling for the federal government to release guidelines and standards regarding the use of hair samples as a drug-testing method for commercial motor vehicle drivers.