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New CVSA Video – Technology and the Future of Commercial Vehicle Safety

              The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released a video regarding the future of commercial vehicle safety and the role technology will play. The video details the safety challenges the trucking industry is grappling with as well as solutions to those difficulties—namely in the form of technological advancements. The


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Trucking Regulations and Inspections

              The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued several exemptions as part of its emergency declaration in response to COVID-19. Many of those exemptions received several extensions well beyond their original expiration date because of COVID-19’s continuing status as a national emergency. However, not every exemption remained in


FMCSA Expands Coronavirus HOS Exemptions

On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expanded existing exemptions to further aid emergency relief efforts as the nation grapples with supply shortages. Fleets and commercial vehicles providing direct assistance in emergency relief support efforts benefit from the expanded exemptions. Examples of emergency relief support include: Delivering medical tools and supplies to


FMCSA Issues National Emergency Declaration for HOS Relief

The DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a national emergency declaration to provide HOS relief (hours-of-service regulatory relief) to commercial vehicle drivers who are transporting emergency relief in response to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). FMCSA’s declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting


Accelerating Technology — Is Your Fleet Ready?

The rate of technological advances has kicked into overdrive and many concepts which were once the subject of science fiction, are much closer to becoming reality. Is your fleet ready to handle these changes? Let’s look at two major potential technology disrupters which are expected to impact the transportation industry. Autonomous Fleets Things like lane


4 Major Changes Proposed for HOS Regulations

            Truck drivers and carriers have complained that many of the existing hours of service (HOS) regulations are too restrictive if not outright impossible to adhere to while maintaining customer expectations for deliveries. However, it is not these complaints that sparked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s interest in revising