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  • Canadian ELD mandate to harmonize with U.S.

    February 27, 2018 12:59PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Like the recent mandate in the U.S., Canada is working on its own ELD rule, and for the most part is looking to mirror the legislation of their southern neighbors. Geoffrey Wood, senior vice-president of policy for

  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • Martinez confirmed as FMCSA head

    February 14, 2018 6:23PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – Ray Martinez has been confirmed as the new head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the United States. President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chris Spear congratulated Martinez and says the

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • UCR delayed until FMCSA establishes 2018 fees

    November 1, 2017 12:23PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) for 2018 has been delayed while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes the rulemaking process for next year’s fees. The UCR applies to carriers operating a tractor, truck, or bus

  • FMCSA warns of driver distraction during solar eclipse

    August 18, 2017 11:11AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The solar eclipse coming Aug. 21 will potentially produce one of the greatest distractions for drivers in years, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is warning. “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse

  • FMCSA to host listening session on autonomous trucks

    April 17, 2017 7:04AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will host a public listening session on the topic of highly automated commercial vehicles. The session will take place Apr. 24 from 9:30 a.m. till noon EST. The session

  • FMCSA director stresses the importance of planning ahead of impending ELD mandate

    February 28, 2017 11:37AM by Derek Clouthier

    PHOENIX, Az. – With the US’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate set to come into effect this December, being prepared, knowledgeable and compliance with hours-of-service are what carriers should be focusing on now. This was the message from Federal Motor

  • MTA claims big advocacy win with removal of US data from provincial carriers

    December 7, 2016 12:02PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is touting the removal of US inspection, violation and accident data from provincial carrier profiles in the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Permits (CVSP) carrier profile system as a big advocacy win for

  • AMTA encourages Class 3 drivers traveling to US to have valid medical certificate

    December 1, 2016 2:12PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is advising drivers of Class 1-3 vehicles to be vigilant when it comes to maintaining a valid medical examiner’s certificate. The AMTA said all commercial drivers of vehicles in interstate commerce

  • OOIDA files petition for review over sleep apnea appendix

    November 14, 2016 5:50PM by Truck West

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – A petition for review has been filed challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration, claiming the rulemaking process was bypassed by adding an appendix on sleep apnea. The

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    US government lauds handling of Volvo recall

    November 1, 2016 6:35AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is lauding the handling of an unprecedented recall earlier this year. The agency announced 100% of the nearly 16,000 affected Volvo trucks have been accounted for. The trucks had

  • Proposed crash preventability demonstration program applauded

    July 7, 2016 4:29PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be launching a pilot program to allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes removed from their record, a move praised by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “Since FMCSA began using

  • Report indicates decline in fatal truck-related collisions

    April 15, 2016 7:50PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The US Department of Transportation announced that fatal truck crashes fell by 3.7% in 2014, something the American Trucking Association was pleased to hear. “It is a tragedy whenever there is a fatality on our highways, but

  • Can FMCSA-banned trucker return to Ontario roads?

    April 4, 2016 8:29AM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently banned an Ontario-based trucker from operating commercial vehicles in the US, after a series of incidents over four days in which FMCSA says he egregiously and repeatedly violated hours-of-service