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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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Editing your AOBRD record

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued regulatory guidance concerning the editing of records created by automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs), otherwise known as electronic logging devices or ELDs. The guidance makes clear that, within certain limits, a driver must … Continue reading

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FMCSA Update

With three months left in 2015, FMCSA Acting Administrator T.F. Scott Darling, III shared this update on the agency’s top five priority initiatives for the year: “Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) FMCSA is in the final stages of publishing a Proposed Rule … Continue reading

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ELDTAC Achieves Consensus – CVTA

At last, an important agreement has been reached regarding mandated training standards. ELDTAC Achieves Consensus – CVTA. Now rulemaking can move forward.

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