Category Archives: Trucking Industry

Questions, Answers From FMCSA On Coronavirus Product Transport, Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT) — The FMCSA has published a Q&A for drivers, shippers regarding transport of products related to the national coronavirus emergency. Here is the complete text: Are loads that include supplies related to direct assistance under the emergency declaration mixed with other, un-related materials covered under the declaration? Generally, yes, however, mixed loads with only a

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FMCSA Provides HOS Relief To Drivers Hauling Coronavirus Products

WASHINGTON, D.C., (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration (FMCSA) Thursday issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Under Secretary Chao’s leadership, FMCSA is providing additional regulatory relief to our nation’s commercial drivers to get critically important

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FMCSA Delays Entry Level Requirement Rule

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — FMCSA is amending its December 8, 2016, final rule, “Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators” (ELDT final rule), by extending the compliance date for the rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022. This action will provide FMCSA additional time to complete development of the Training Provider Registry (TPR). The TPR will

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Only 38 Attorneys End 2019 Board Certified In Truck Accident Law

The Best Of The Best Have Passed Exam, Proven Their Main Focus Is Truck Crashes TOLEDO, OH (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Just 38 attorneys are ending 2019 Board Certified in Truck Accident Law. The attorneys have met rigorous standards set by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, passed a lengthy exam, and have proven that their practice focuses on trucking law. Here

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Michigan Adds 20 Motor Carrier Officers

LANSING, MI (TruckingNewsNow.com) —  Twenty new Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will begin work next week following the graduation of the 24th Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School this afternoon at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.Motor carrier officers are armed uniformed members of the MSP who specialize in commercial vehicle enforcement. They enforce traffic safety laws on commercial vehicles,

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USDOT Announces Funding Opportunity For Roadway Safety

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to build the capacity of state, local, and tribal governments to use innovative data tools and information to improve roadway safety. “This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to utilize predictive data analytics to identify and address systemic factors contributing

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