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Regulations and Comments

  • 7/2/2018 – Iowa DOT wants comments on rest area closures

    The Iowa DOT is seeking public comments on a plan that could potentially close as many as 11 full-service rest areas and 15 parking-only rest areas across the state in the coming years. Comments are being accepted through September of 2019. You can offer your opinions here.

  • 7/2/2018 – Concrete group asks for short-haul exemption

    The American Concrete Pumping Association has filed a request with the FMCSA for an exemption to extend the short-haul work day for concrete operations from 12 to 14 hours. The industry hopes to bring the hours of service rules for pump operators and ready-mixed delivery vehicle drivers into balance. Truckers can comment through July 23rd.

    You can read more from Land Line Magazine here: Concrete operations seek to harmonize HOS rules across the industry;

    Or you can comment on the American Concrete Pumping Association request.

  • 7/2/2018 – Comments sought on autonomous trucks

    Autonomous trucks will be the topic of discussion later this month as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee holds two days of public meetings. They’re scheduled for July 30th and the 31st from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm eastern time at the U.S. DOT offices in Washington D.C.

    The purpose of the Safety Advisory Committee will be to provide recommendations concerning automated driving systems or ADS-equipped commercial motor vehicles. The agenda also will include a review of FMCSA’s Regulations to identify possible ways to reduce regulatory burdens by eliminating rules that are outdated or unnecessary.

    The public is invited to participate in the meeting and you can also submit questions ahead of time online. Those comments must be received by Wednesday July 18th.

    To comment, go to the regulations.gov website.

  • 7/2/2018 – Anti-trafficking training required in Kansas

    As of July 1st, all new CDL applicants in Kansas are required to complete anti-human trafficking training before they receive their commercial driver’s license. Current CDL holders must also complete the training provided by Truckers Against Trafficking before they can renew their license. The training curriculum can be viewed www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org.

  • 7/2/2018 – FMCSA proposes rule change for CDL upgrades

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for Class B CDL drivers to move up to a Class A license, reducing both time and cost. The proposed rule would eliminate eight instructional units dealing with non-driving activities for those wishing to upgrade. However those units would still be necessary for someone wanting a Class A CDL, who doesn’t already hold a Class B CDL. There will be no set number of hours of instruction and trainees would have to score at least 80 percent on the written exam. Public comments on the proposed rule change will be taken through Aug. 28, 2018. You can submit comments here.

  • 7/10/2018 – Asking for an ELD extension

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making it easier to request an extension if your ELD goes haywire. Under the electronic logging device mandate, the FMCSA specifies you can use paper logs for up to eight days while you’re having some issues with your device and after that you need to request an extension. To request an extension, send a message via email to ELD-Extension@dot.gov.

  • 7/10/2018 – Comments sought on autonomous vehicles

    Autonomous trucks will be the topic of discussion later this month as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee holds two days of public meetings. They’re scheduled for July 30th and the 31st from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm eastern time at the U.S. DOT offices in Washington D.C.

    The purpose of the Safety Advisory Committee will be to provide recommendations concerning automated driving systems or ADS-equipped commercial motor vehicles. The agenda also will include a review of FMCSA’s Regulations to identify possible ways to reduce regulatory burdens by eliminating rules that are outdated or unnecessary.

    The public is invited to participate in the meeting and you can also submit questions ahead of time online. Those comments must be received by Wednesday July 18th.

    To comment, go to the regulations.gov website.

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