Washington — Automatic emergency braking would be a standard feature on all new commercial motor vehicles, including large trucks, under legislation introduced in July by Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL) and Hank Johnson (D-GA).
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended until Aug. 28 the deadline for comments on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the integration of automated driving systems in commercial motor vehicles.
Greenbelt, MD — Commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will perform brake system examinations Sept. 15-21 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking input on whether it should clarify or revise the definitions of “agricultural commodity” or “livestock” in its hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking a two-year extension for the compliance date of two provisions in its final rule on minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle drivers, according to a proposed rule published in the July 18 Federal Register.
Washington — In response to a request from the American Trucking Associations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has pushed to Aug. 14 the deadline for comment on a potential pilot program that would allow 18- to 20-year-olds to operate commercial motor vehicles interstate.
Washington — Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the Senate is aimed at limiting the speed of heavy commercial trucks to 65 mph by requiring new trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for stakeholder input on how detention – the time a commercial motor vehicle driver spends during loading and unloading – affects roadway safety.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now eyeing July 31 as the publication date for a proposed rule the agency says would add flexibility to hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers, according to a Department of Transportation regulatory update released in June.