Category Archives: Trucking Industry

FMCSA Considers Change To “Teen” Driving Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is considering an expansion of a program that permits 18, 19 and 20 year old drivers with military experience to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Under the proposal, drivers without military experience may be permitted to drive CMV’s as well. The FMCSA is seeking public comment. Read

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NTSB: Tesla Crashing Into Semi Used Autopilot

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The fatal Florida Tesla crash in March involved a Tesla Model 3 using Autopilot, according to a preliminary report just released by the NTSB. The Tesla drove under a Semi on U.S. 441 in Delray Beach. The Tesla driver died — the roof of the car was cut off by the Semi. From the National Transportation

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Trucking Safety Experts Call For Monitoring After Denver Crash

Denver Crash Leaves Four Dead. Speeding Semi Leads To 28 Car Chain Reaction Wreck. DENVER, CO (TruckingNewsNow.com) — A National Trucking Safety Organization is urging trucking companies to ensure their drivers are trained in mountain driving following the Denver truck crash and explosion that left four people dead. Trucking Attorney Michael Leizerman, co-founder of the non-profit Academy of Truck Accident

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FMCSA Renews Medical Exemptions For 12 Drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 12 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have “no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of

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Exemption Denied To Fiat-Chrysler, Must Use ELD’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT) — FMCSA announces its decision to deny the application of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for an exemption from the requirement that its drivers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record their hours of service (HOS). FCA requested the exemption for all its operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) including engineers, technicians, and other drivers who

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FMCSA Grants Exemption To SmartDrive Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT) — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant SmartDrive System, Inc.’s (SmartDrive) application for a limited 5-year exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1) to allow an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) camera to be mounted lower in the windshield than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that the placement of

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