Category Archives: regulations

More regulatory proposals

FMCSA proposes to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow States to issue a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) with an expiration date of up to one year from the date of initial issuance. CLPs issued for shorter periods may be … Continue reading

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Finally, a Final rule

Entry Level Driver Training After several delays, FMCSA has finally published the Final rule on Entry Level Driver Training. All training providers and jurisdictions must comply with the rule prior to February 7, 2020. This is a major accomplishment since leaders … Continue reading

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APUs and weight limits

APUs and Weight Limits a guest post by Robert Hall APUs (Auxiliary Power Units) are used by many truck drivers to help limit fuel use since they reduce the need for trucks to run their engines on idle while parked. … Continue reading

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Speed limiter proposed

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are proposing regulations that would require vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 11,793.4 kilograms (26,000 pounds) to be equipped with a speed limiting device … Continue reading

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Federal regulatory developments

A federal regulatory proposal and an amendment could effect you. As required by section 5404 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes a pilot program to allow a limited number of individuals between … Continue reading

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Inspect that vehicle

You know you should inspect your vehicle before, during, and after a trip, and to conduct annual inspections. Not only is this required by law, it’s important for your safety and the safety of those with whom you share the … Continue reading

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Fasten your safety belt

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a correction to an error in its June 7, 2016, final rule “Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles: Use of Seat Belts.” The amendatory language in the final rule inadvertently limited the applicability of the requirement … Continue reading

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Making it easier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes to make it easier for military personnel to launch civilian careers in the truck and bus industry. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making filed today seeks to simplify the process of getting a commercial learner’s … Continue reading

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Minimum training standards proposed

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes new training standards for certain individuals: applying for their initial commercial driver’s license (CDL); an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL … Continue reading

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Define your terms

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes to amend the regulations for “Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation,” and “Inspection, Repair and Maintenance,” of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) in response to several petitions for rulemaking from … Continue reading

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