New HOS Rules Proposed By FMCSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.   “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial

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USDOT Wants More Flexible Skills Tests For Truck, Bus Drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to streamline the process for men and women interested in entering the trucking workforce. The proposal is intended to allow states greater flexibility in conducting skill tests for individuals seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The proposal would alleviate testing

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FMCSA Prepares Drug And Alcohol CDL Clearinghouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests to renew an ICR titled, “Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.” The

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State Police Safety Check Sidelines 125 Trucks In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Maryland State Police) — A combined law enforcement initiative today in Prince George’s County involved the inspection of nearly 500 commercial vehicles and resulted in 24 percent of them being placed out-of-service for a variety of critical safety violations. Out-of-service declarations require that repairs be made to correct the violations before the vehicle can head back

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Stefano Portigliatti Now Board Certified In Truck Accident Law

JACKSONVILLE, FL (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Stefano Portigliatti of Coker Law in Jacksonville, FL is the 20th attorney in the United States to become officially Board Certified in Truck Accident Law. Portigliatti joins the nation’s leading truck accident attorneys in passing a rigorous exam, undergoing an intensive background check and proving that his practice is dedicated to protecting victims of truck crashes.

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FMCSA Seeks Input On Self Driving Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the removal of unnecessary regulatory barriers to the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) vehicles in the United States.  NHTSA and FMCSA are seeking comments at this

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