The CSA Safety Measurement System (SMS) Website has been updated, and pursuant to the FAST Act of 2015, some of the information previously available on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Website related to property carrier compliance and safety performance is no longer available for public display. Read more


A new final rule from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration places an additional 96 hazardous-materials special permits into regulation. Read more


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed safety fitness determination rule that would use data from agency and roadside inspections and investigations, or both, in evaluating on a monthly basis whether a carrier is fit to operate. Read more


The November FTR Trucking Conditions Index jumped by more than three points to a reading of 8.64-- possibly pointing to improvements for truckers in 2016, according to FTR. Read more


Each year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes the exceptional careers of professional commercial motor vehicle drivers and their commitment to public safety. CVSA officially acknowledges these individuals through the annual International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA). Read more


Law enforcement officers conducted 19,480 roadside inspections on commercial drivers and vehicles during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2015 Operation Safe Driver. Read more


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required motor carriers operating in interstate commerce to have all vehicles display certification that all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect at the time the vehicles were manufactured were met. Read more


The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has withdrawn a decade-old rulemaking proposal that would have stopped flammable liquids from being transported in unprotected product piping (generally referred to as “wetlines”) of new and existing cargo tankers. Read more


The fees for 2016 payable by interstate motor carriers and other entities under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement were due by the end of calendar 2015, and enforcement was due to begin, at least in many states, at the first of this year. Read more


Virginia Tech, along with subcontractors from Washington State and SmartDrive, has been awarded a $2.5 million contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision that will allow long haul truck drivers to split their required sleeper berth time into shorter periods. Read more

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