The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety Measurement System is “sound,” but the agency should consider a “more statistically principled approach” for evaluating the safety of commercial motor vehicle carriers, the National Academies of Sciences concluded after an 18-month review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
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 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.
Washington – Commercial motor vehicle drivers who fail a drug and alcohol test will be listed on a national clearinghouse to be created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to a final rule published Dec. 5.
Washington – The deadline for individuals and organizations to submit comments on a proposed rule requiring speed-limiting devices on large trucks and buses has been pushed back to Dec. 7, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced.
Chicago – A federal mandate requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use electronic logging devices in place of paper logs remains on track to go into effect after an appeals court denied an attempt to block the rulemaking.
Washington – Military veterans who operated commercial motor vehicles during their service will have an easier time obtaining learner’s permits and driver’s licenses to become CMV operators as civilians, thanks to a recently published final rule intended to simplify the process.