Washington – Bipartisan bills introduced in the House on March 12 would exempt certain segments of the commercial motor vehicle industry from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s mandate on use of electronic logging devices to record truck driver hours of service.
Austin, TX — A perceived growing shortage of commercial motor vehicle drivers and potential changes to hours-of-service rules are the top issues affecting the trucking industry, according to an annual survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.
Grain Valley, MO — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seeking to alter current hours-of-service regulations, the association announced Feb. 14.
Washington – New grants from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are intended to increase commercial motor vehicle driver’s license standards and compliance, veterans’ operator training, and motor vehicle safety enhancements.
Washington – Required rest breaks between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., as well as a once-per-week limit on 34-hour breaks, do nothing to enhance commercial motor vehicle driver safety, according to a letter from the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.
Washington – Video event recorders, lane departure warning systems, collision mitigation systems, transponders and other safety devices may now be mounted on the inside windshield of commercial motor vehicles, according to a final rule published Sept. 23 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Greenbelt, MD – Brake violations caused about 760 commercial trucks to be removed from service as part of an unannounced single-day inspection initiative in May across the United States and Canada, the Commercial Vehicle and Safety Alliance announced July 26.