DOT Delays Safety Fitness & Speed Limiter Rules

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DOT Delays Safety Fitness & Speed Limiter Rules

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) delayed two important rules in the April Rulemaking Report. The Carrier Safety Fitness Determination and Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters rules will both have a significant impact on trucking companies, but details will not be finalized until later this year. Carrier Fitness Safety Determination – The

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FMCSA to Increase Fines for Regulatory Violations Effective June 2

On Friday April 3rd, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published inflation adjustments to civil penalties for regulatory violations. This final rule takes effect June 2, 2015 and increases numerous penalties. Examples include a $1,000 increase in the penalty for out of service orders and a $5,000 increase in penalties for loading and unloading violations. In

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FMCSA Announces How New 34-Hour Restart Study Will be Conducted

On Thursday March 19th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced how the new 34-hour restart study will be conducted. The goal of this study is to compare driver safety and fatigue levels of the following two groups: Commercial drivers who take at least two nighttime rest periods during the 34-hour restart break Commercial drivers

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Timeline for 5 New Rules & Regulations Coming in 2015 for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL)

Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than what is required to drive a non-commercial vehicle. Hence, CDL drivers are held to a higher standard when operating any type of motor vehicle on public roads. The Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) is a nationwide computer

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Important Changes to CSA SMS Website Including Sept 26, 2014 Snapshot

The CSA Safety Measurement System (SMS) Website has been updated with the September 26, 2014 snapshot. Beginning with this snapshot and then all subsequent snapshots, the SMS integrates the results of adjudicated citations associated with inspections conducted on or after August 23, 2014 that have been processed through DataQs. Check your safety assessment now at: http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms.

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Trucking Regulatory Update: Increased Insurance Minimums, DOT Fraud Alert & SMS Website Changes

FMCSA’s increased minimum insurance requirement target date moved up The House of Representatives recently voted to block the federal government from raising the minimum liability insurance limits for trucks as recommended by the regulatory agency for the trucking industry. The FMCSA’s report to Congress stated that current minimum financial responsibility limits for the commercial motor

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