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The entry-level driver training NPRM is projected to clear OMB Dec. 18 and be published in the Federal Register Dec. 28.

Exemption renewed to allow one-year learner’s permits in some states

Federal regulations state CLPs should be valid for no more than 180 days. Under this exemption, CLP holders are not required to retake the general or endorsement knowledge tests for ...

FMCSA gives certain tankers HOS exemption

Tanker drivers who normally operate under the 100 air-mile short-haul hours of service exemption hauling certain petroleum-based fuels can now claim an exemption from the federally required 30-minute break when ...

Company asks FMCSA to allow camera systems to replace mirrors

Trucking tech supplier Stoneridge has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would allow carriers to use the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System instead of ...

Fleet petitions FMCSA to mount GPS on windshields outside permitted area

Traditional Trucking Corporation has requested a waiver from federal regulations to allow GPS devices to be mounted in the area of the windshield that is currently meant for safety technologies ...

OOIDA petitions court to rehear case over driver sleep apnea screening

OOIDA and its legal team claim FMCSA violated a Congressional statute set in 2013 that blocked FMCSA from using guideance to regulate sleep apnea screening and treatment of truck operators. ...
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The entry-level driver training NPRM is projected to clear OMB Dec. 18 and be published in the Federal Register Dec. 28.

Hurricane-displaced Puerto Ricans get 90-day waiver from certain CDL requirements

The FMCSA has granted a 90-day waiver for Puerto Rican citizens relocating to the U.S. following hurricanes Irma and Maria in an effort to help these individuals obtain CLPs and ...

TrailerTail aero devices can now be mounted higher on trailers

In the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to grant the exemption, the agency says rear identification lamps and clearance lamps can be moved from the top of trailers and ...

Daimler gets exemption to allow lower windshield mounting of lane departure cameras

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in its decision to grant the exemption, states there is no indication the camera would obstruct drivers’ views of the highway, signs or traffic. ...

FMCSA extends comment periods on hours changes for ag haulers, personal conveyance guidance

FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposal to expand ag haulers’ hours of service exemption, along with its proposal to slightly alter personal conveyance guidance, mostly for straight ...
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Propane fleet, tow truck drivers seek ELD exemptions

The Towing and Recovery Association of America is seeking an exemption from the ELD mandate on behalf of tow truck drivers, along with 75-truck fleet STC Inc., which hauls propane ...

Change in securement protocol sought by ATA on behalf of certain ag haulers

ATA’s Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference is petitioning FMCSA for an exemption from securement regulations to allow certain agriculture commodities haulers to secure loads differently from what is allowed by ...

Oilfield operators, trash haulers petition FMCSA for ELD exemption

Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services, oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Association of Energy Service Companies, which includes well service rig ...

OOIDA, FMCSA offer oral arguments in case over sleep apnea guidance

Attorneys for OOIDA and the DOT went head to head in court last month, with OOIDA claiming the DOT violated federal law by tucking a sleep apnea provision into a ...

OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers

The committee will examine the impact of regulations and explore ways to alleviate their impact on small trucking companies.

ATA to support tax reform, sound changes to trade policy

After a regulatory win on hours of service reform and protecting the electronic logging device mandate from several court cases and legislative challenges, Chris Spear, president of the American Trucking ...