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New FAQ on cell phone ban posted by FMCSA

Posted by J.P, Trucking, Inc on February 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) updated its list of Cell Phone Ban Frequently Asked Questions appearing on its website. The following is the revised response to questions regarding push-to-talk devices.

“Q: Are commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers allowed to use push-to-talk mobile communications equipment while driving?

“A: Yes, provided the driver does not reach for, dial, or hold the actual mobile telephone in his/her hand while driving and...

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List of state requirements for med card/CDL merger rule posted by AAMVA

Posted by J.P, Trucking, Inc on February 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Starting January 30, 2012, and no later than January 30, 2014, all CDL holders must provide information to their state driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) regarding the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL. Drivers operating in certain types of commerce will be required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to their SDLA to obtain a “certified” medical status as part of their driving record. CDL holders requ...

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The hours-of-service changes are here, but don't panic

Posted by J.P, Trucking, Inc on February 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On December 27, 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final rule changing the hours-of-service regulations. This article will take a look at the significant dates involved, as well as the significant changes (there were other minor changes that involved redoing existing paragraph numbers, changing the way other associated regulations are referenced, etc.).

 

December 27, 2011

 

The final rule was published in the Federal ...

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FMCSA to revise violation list for CSA Methodology

Posted by J.P, Trucking, Inc on February 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enhanced the Safety Measurement System (SMS) Methodology so that it includes violations based on new cell phone use regulations and provides more detailed breakouts of some existing brake, wheel, and coupling regulations. In February, when the January snapshot is released, motor carriers may notice the changes.

FMCSA is revising Appendix A of the SMS Methodology document to take these changes into account. The agency will repos...

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