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Fines for violations of federal regulations increased by DOT
DOT is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation.
January 6, 2023
FMCSA waives hours of service regs for heating fuel haulers
The emergency declaration covers 45 states and is effective until Jan.6.
December 22, 2022
FMCSA proposes changes to limit emergency declarations
"Through the proposed changes, the agency would ensure that the relief granted through emergency declarations is appropriate and tailored to the specifics of the circumstances and emergency being addressed."
December 8, 2022
Livestock haulers request for hours of service change denied: FMCSA
The request would have allowed drivers, after 10 consecutive hours off duty, to be on duty for 16 hours after coming on duty, and to drive a total of 15 hours during that 16-hour period.
November 30, 2022
FMCSA: Two Texas carriers shut down for numerous safety violations
The related motor carriers were found to be “imminent hazards” to public safety and were ordered to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations.
November 18, 2022
New York latest state to modify hours of service for fuel haulers
New York joins Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota for recently issuing hours of service waivers for fuel haulers.
November 17, 2022
Iowa temporarily waives hours of service regs for fuel haulers
The proclamation cites “extensive challenges to timely access to supplies of motor fuels,” as well as “long wait times at terminals” for fuel haulers.
November 7, 2022
Comments almost universally opposed to prospect of electronic IDs on trucks
"This is insane. The FMCSA is going to keep on until they find out what a real trucker shortage really is."
October 30, 2022
FMCSA allows COVID hours of service waiver to expire
The emergency declaration has been extended repeatedly during the pandemic.
October 17, 2022
FMCSA expected to revive speed limiter regulation next year
FMCSA is considering mandating speed limiters on trucks equipped with electronic control units capable of governing speed.
October 17, 2022
Training group opposes bill that exempts small fleets from training requirements
CVTA said the proposed legislation "creates overly broad exemptions from these critical safety requirements."
September 29, 2022
FMCSA seeks comments on possibility of requiring electronic IDs on trucks
The agency said it is considering the change to improve roadside inspections and allow enforcement agencies to focus their efforts on high-risk carriers and drivers.
September 26, 2022
FMCSA considering changes to ELD regs; seeks industry comments
The agency is asking for comments "on ways to improve the clarity of current regulations on the use of electronic logging devices ..."
September 22, 2022
7,912 trucks and 2,051 drivers placed out of service in U.S. during 3-day Roadcheck
Brake system problems were the leading cause of trucks being placed out of service, and false logs for drivers.
September 13, 2022
FMCSA extends hours of service waiver for Kentucky flood relief
The declaration is effective through Sept. 30, or until the emergency ends, whichever is sooner.
August 30, 2022
Comments sought on Trucking Alliance’s request for hair drug testing
The deadline to make comments is Sept. 23.
August 25, 2022
FMCSA extends hours of service waiver to July 31 for baby formula haulers
Original waiver expired June 30.
July 5, 2022
FMCSA extends speed limiter comment period by 45 more days
The comment period was originally set to expire June 3.
May 26, 2022
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