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  • 12/5/2017 – FMCSA taking comments on trucker commuting

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting comments for 60 days on truck driver commuter driving. The agency is looking into what it considers excessive commutes which is defined by the FMCSA as 150 minutes or longer. The FMCSA wants to know how this might affect driver safety and fatigue. The deadline for those comments is January 26.

    Comments can be sent via one of four methods:

    • Federal eRulemaking Portalgov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments
    • Fax: 202–493–2251
    • Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001
    • Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    All comments must include the agency’s name (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and docket number (FMCSA-2017-0313).

  • 12/28/2017 – Ag haulers need copy of exemption with them

    The FMCSA has published its 90-day exemption to the ELD mandate for agricultural commodities haulers. The waiver runs through March 18. Drivers seeking to use the waiver must have a copy of it with them.

  • 1/18/2018 – Ontario parking survey seeks trucker input

    The government of Ontario is conducting a parking survey along the Southern Ontario Highways until February. The online survey takes about 10 minutes and is available in English and in French. Responses are due by the end of February.

    Click here for English: http://www.spr.ca/trucking/survey.htm;

    Click here for French: http://www.spr.ca/camion/sonage.htm.

  • 1/22/2018 – FMCSA seeks comments on personal conveyance

    The FMCSA is seeking comments on revising the regulatory guidance for personal conveyance – or, driving your truck for personal use when you’re off-duty. The proposed change would get rid of the requirement that your commercial vehicle not be carrying freight when you use it for personal reasons. The agency recently extended the comment period, so truckers now have until February 20th to make their views known.

    To comment, click here: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FMCSA-2017-0108-0251.

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