regulations

Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations
Maintaining safe tires is integral to your safety and the safety of others on the road. Throughout the year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) performs roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Drivers and freight carrier companies must stay up to date on CSA regulations so vehicles pass inspections and keep moving. Below is a summary of the CSA regulations your truck Read More

FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military

November 8, 2016 Comments Off on FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final rule on waivers for CDL skills testing for transitioning service members in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016. This new rule extends the period for waiving the skills portion of the CDL exam to one year following the military member’s exit from active-duty service (the allowed Read More

FMCSA To Publish Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

August 15, 2016 Comments Off on FMCSA To Publish Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule
The FMCSA is set to publish its Commercial Drivers License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule on August 29, 2016 in the Federal Register. This new rule sets requirements for reporting to FMCSA on failed drug tests or refusals of drug tests by drivers. Rule requirements for carriers: Query the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse annually Read More

Commercial Passenger Seatbelt Law Takes Effect August 8

August 2, 2016 Comments Off on Commercial Passenger Seatbelt Law Takes Effect August 8
On August 8, a new law will go into effect requiring passengers in commercial trucks to wear seat belts. Previously, only the driver was required to wear a seatbelt. This change comes after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics revealed that 37 unbuckled passengers in commercial trucks died in crashes in 2014. One-third were ejected from the truck Read More