WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal trucking officials in the U.S. have completed a study of the restart provisions in the country’s hours of service rules for truck drivers and they may have a tough time getting regulations back to the way they used to be.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced its decision to grant motor carriers transporting security-sensitive hazardous materials requiring a security plan an exemption from the county’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that prohibit truckers from driving more than eight consecutive hours since the driver’s last off-duty or sleeper-berth period of 30 minutes or more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Changes are in the works in the U.S. when it comes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) key truck safety program. The agency announced on Monday it is proposing enhancements to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.”These enhancements to SMS allow us to sharpen our focus on carriers with high crash rates, more effectively identify driver safety problems and hazardous materials carriers with serious safety problems, and more accurately account for carriers that are driving on our roads the most,” the agency said on its website.
These proposed changes are based on results from the agency testing and input from industry, enforcement, and other safety stakeholders.
The proposed SMS enhancements include:
Changing some of the SMS Intervention Thresholds to better reflect the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories’ (BASICs) correlation to crash risk.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An audit was launched this week of the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) key safety program by the investigative arm of the U.S. Transportation Department.
FMCSA Study: Costs of crash accountability outweigh benefits. ATA begs to differ.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – States can apply for funding for CVISN, PRISM programs in an effort to improve data collection and dissemination.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Truckers interested in whether or not the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s 34-hour restart rule will be suspended have turned their eyes to the U.S. Senate after the House passed the funding bill.
PORTLAND, OR – Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) works. Stats show a 17-percent drop in violations since 2010, from about 600,000 violations per month to under 500,00.
MACON, GEORGIA– A trucking company owner has been handed a year’s probation for conspiracy to violate an out-of-service order.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) began its dismissal of a challenge to current hours of service (HOS) regulations by trying to clear up any perceived myths, but yesterday the group filed an official motion.
ARLINGTON, VA – Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) saying the new hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will create great benefits for the industry, a new study says otherwise.
ARLINGTON, VA – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a regulatory proposal requiring interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices in their vehicles to improve compliance with the driver hours of service standards.
OTTAWA — The U.S. Court of Appeals has granted a 90-day a stay of its order to set aside the 11-hour driving rule and the 34-hour restart provision.
OTTAWA — Electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) are viewed by some as an intrusion of privacy, but a necessary safety device by others. The government is in the latter group and is pushing for an industry mandate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is closing down companies left, right and center for the last three weeks thanks to its new “quick strike” safety inspectors.