Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Big fleets ask FMCSA for waiver to use only hair testing in drug screens http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens <div class="field-deck"> 'More reliable' than urinalysis, trucking companies say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A half dozen trucking companies, including several of the nation’s largest, have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a waiver that would permit the use of hair testing in lieu of urinalysis for driver drug and alcohol screens.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:00 +0000 209851 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA initiates drug and alcohol survey http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-initiates-drug-and-alcohol-survey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Dept. of Transportation&rsquo;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to <a href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/CFR-2011-title49-vol5/CFR-2011-title49-vol5-sec382-403" target="_blank">submit their 2016 USDOT drug and alcohol testing program results</a> within 60 days.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey results are used to determine the random testing rates for the following year.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-initiates-drug-and-alcohol-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-initiates-drug-and-alcohol-survey#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:19:00 +0000 209761 at http://fleetowner.com Bolt offers solution for carriers hauling food http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bolt-offers-solution-carriers-hauling-food <div class="field-deck"> Company says fleet management program meets temperature monitoring and compliance record keeping requirements </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For those fleets and carriers hauling perishable food that must meet a new federal regulation requiring the prevention of cross-contamination in between loads and the constant monitoring of load conditions during transit, <a href="http://www.boltsystem.com/" target="_blank">Bolt System</a> said it offers a fleet management solution to help them meet those new requirements.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bolt-offers-solution-carriers-hauling-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bolt-offers-solution-carriers-hauling-food#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:13:00 +0000 209721 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Bolt System Food Safety Mod Act Screen</p> FMCSA suspends registration rule until new system works http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-suspends-registration-rule-until-new-system-works <div class="field-deck"> Technical glitches mean carriers must continue to file the old-fashioned way </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With kinks still be worked out in its new Unified Registration System, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the implementation date of the final stage. The bottom line for carriers: Follow the same procedures and forms used to submit information to FMCSA as they do today.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-suspends-registration-rule-until-new-system-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-suspends-registration-rule-until-new-system-works#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:11:00 +0000 209711 at http://fleetowner.com OOIDA denied request for ELD rehearing http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-denied-request-eld-rehearing <div class="field-deck"> Group still contends that government reasons for mandating electronic ELDs are weak and fail to justify violating the Fourth Amendment rights of professional truck drivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://www.ooida.com/">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association</a> (OOIDA) said its petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit for a rehearing of its legal case against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate was denied this week.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-denied-request-eld-rehearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-denied-request-eld-rehearing#comments News Regulations Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:36:00 +0000 209651 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The group says it is preparing for the &ldquo;next phase&rdquo; of its ELD mandate challenge with an appeal to the Supreme Court.</p> FMCSA to prepare safety fitness rule addendum http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-prepare-safety-fitness-rule-addendum <div class="field-deck"> Agency believes a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) is now needed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) filed an update to its <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.fmcsa.dot.gov_regulations_rulemaking_2015-2D33153&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=o8ERgyGxef9Yc11NelKvkPJpSRv0Qb3Ku75IbiMDahE&amp;s=5f9Kw2JGqFB4kq1vlUVXeFc-rkltxAGVSmeDjYWyEH4&amp;e=">Notice of Proposed Rulemaking</a> this week regarding its new <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/drop-it-safety-fitness-proposal-premature-eyes-trucking">safety fitness determination (SFD) metho</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-prepare-safety-fitness-rule-addendum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-prepare-safety-fitness-rule-addendum#comments News Regulations Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:36:00 +0000 209561 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Update will be filed sometime in January, FMCSA said. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Twitter less kind to Chao than senators were http://fleetowner.com/blog/twitter-less-kind-chao-senators-were <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While Transportation Secretary-to-be Elaine Chao got a free pass from the Senate Commerce Committee in a confirmation hearing Wednesday, the twitterverse was not so uncritical. Here’s a sampling of tweets from some supporters, the skeptical and the semi-famous.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/twitter-less-kind-chao-senators-were" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/twitter-less-kind-chao-senators-were#comments News Regulations Running Lights Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:43:00 +0000 209551 at http://fleetowner.com Chao, 'ideal candidate' to lead DOT, emphasizes safety, funding innovation http://fleetowner.com/regulations/chao-ideal-candidate-lead-dot-emphasizes-safety-funding-innovation <div class="field-deck"> Well connected nominee breezes through confirmation hearing </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trucking didn’t get much of a preview of industry-specific priorities for the Trump administration but, if the Senate confirmation hearing for the Transportation Secretary nominee is any indication, whatever the incoming occupant of the White House wants in terms of planes, trains, and automobiles will be capably delivered to Congress by a smooth and well regarded insider.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/chao-ideal-candidate-lead-dot-emphasizes-safety-funding-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/chao-ideal-candidate-lead-dot-emphasizes-safety-funding-innovation#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:43:00 +0000 209521 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;First and foremost, safety will continue to be the primary objective,&quot; said Elaine Chao, nominated to be the next Secretary of Transportation, speaking at her confirmation hearing Wednesday.</p> Senate Commerce photo ATA’s Spear named to transportation automation panel http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-s-spear-named-transportation-automation-panel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.trucking.org/" target="_blank">American Trucking Assns.</a> President and CEO Chris Spear said he was &ldquo;honored&rdquo; to be selected as a member of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation&rsquo;s transportation automation advisory committee.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-s-spear-named-transportation-automation-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-s-spear-named-transportation-automation-panel#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:39:00 +0000 209511 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ATA President and CEO Chris Spear was selected as a member of the U.S. DOT&#39;s transportation automation advisory committee.</p> Trucking-friendly senator retains leadership role http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-friendly-senator-retains-leadership-role <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The senator who led the push for reform of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the way trucking regulations are developed and enforced will once again chair a critical transportation subcommittee.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-friendly-senator-retains-leadership-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-friendly-senator-retains-leadership-role#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:01:00 +0000 209451 at http://fleetowner.com