Category Archives: DOT Compliance

The Latest on the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The FMCSA appears to be making progress on the implementation of the drug and alcohol Clearinghouse. The final rule was published in December of 2016 and is currently on track to be implemented and operational on January 6, 2020.  A website has been created to answer questions regarding the new process. This website can be […]

Manufacturer Crises for Fleets Transitioning from AOBRD to ELD

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Executive Director Collin Mooney participated as a panelist at the March 22 American Trucking Association Safety Management Council that a “manufacturer crisis” is going to cause many fleets to miss the transition from AOBRD to ELD if they wait until November to make the transition.  Mr. Mooney stated he does not […]

Is Your ELD Actually and AOBRD – You May be Surprised

4 CMV provides professional services for motor carriers including safety upgrades, audit preparation, and mock audits. This week I have been working with a customer in a audit/compliance review being conducted by the FMCSA.  I was visiting with the FMCSA about the ELD mandate and the upcoming deadline for the change over from AOBRD’s to […]

FMCSA Formally Announced the Immediate end of Exemption Process for Diabetic Drivers

As of February 21, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration formally announced its immediate end of its exemption process for insulin-dependent truck and bus drivers. The exemption process will remain in effect for drivers with epilepsy and seizure disorders, as well as for hearing and vision disorders, the agency said. The revised diabetes standard […]

FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Planner

For years, carriers have relied on FMCSA’s “A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety” to understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and how to comply. FMCSA has updated and renamed this important guide, making it easier to search and customize the content by presenting it as an interactive website called “The Motor […]

CSA Update 2019

Federal regulators met this January 15, 2019 in Washington.  CSA and the new IRT (Item Response Theory) model were discussed. In 2019, the agency plans to continue its second year of study on a new method to improve the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Safety Measurement System using what is known as the Item Response Theory model […]

Increase in Large Truck Related Fatalies

In Washington federal trucking regulators express concern over increasing number of large truck involved fatal crashes in work zones and the continued increase in fatalities of large truck occupants. Speaking at a Jan. 15 session of the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jack Van Steenburg, chief safety officer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]

CVSA Complains of Too Many FMCSA Regulatory Exemptions

Federal trucking regulators are exempting too many motor carriers from electronic logging device requirements and other regulations, creating “confusion and inconsistency in enforcement,” according to the organization representing roadside commercial vehicle inspectors.  “Since 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued nearly 50 exemptions to motor carriers, waiving regulatory requirements for certain segments of […]

10 ELD Exemptions Requested by Associations Denied

When Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denies exemptions request submitted they post the denials in the federal register.  On December 7, 10 denial of ELD exemptions that were requested by various associations and organizations were posted.  The denials shown below  2-10 were all the same and based on the agency couldn’t ensure the exemption would […]

The Ten States Issuing the Most HOS Violations

Arkansas has been on top of this list now four years in a row. Oregon in the Pacific Northwest held the title in 2014.   Though hours of service violations overall have declined in the last year.  This list shows ranks states by ours of service violations as a percentage of overall violations issued by […]