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    FMCSA denies ATA's request for oil, gas related exemption

    3/29/2016

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration has denied the request from the American Trucking associations for an exemption from the 14-hour provision of the agency’s Hours of Service regulations that would have enabled certain drivers involved in oil and gas drilling to exclude waiting time from their calculations of on-duty time.

    Currently, only specially-trained drivers of commercial motor vehicles that are specially constructed to service oil and natural gas extraction sites may employ this provision.

    Those rigs might or might not be operated by the driver who drove them to the oil or natural gas extraction site.
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    Proposed SFD rule presents carriers with known target, FMCSA claims in conference call

    WASHINGTON — The proposed rule updating the federal government’s safety fitness determination (SFD) for motor carriers will present carriers with a fixed target to remain approved to operate that will not be affected by other carriers’ ratings, DOT officials said today in a conference call with the media.

    “It’s a proposed change that lays out a new standard for determining if a carrier is fit to operate,” said Joseph P. DeLorenzo, director of enforcement and compliance for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), adding that the proposed rule would not use relative percentiles from other carriers in determining a motor carrier’s fitness to operate.

    “Carriers always know what the target is,” under the proposed rule, he said. “In the proposed rulemaking, we lay out specifically what the standard is,” DeLorenzo said. “There’s a calculation called the absolute measure. If you’re under that measure you’re okay.” The target would not change in the absence of a completely new rule, he added.
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    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Revises Seat Belt Rule

    The Teamsters Safety and Health Department sent a memo to all local unions notifying them of the final rule on seat belt use for commercial motor vehicles drivers. View the memo below.
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    FMCSA files its response to OOIDA's challenge to ELDs

    6/16/2016

    In a legal filing Wednesday the FMCSA says that contrary to allegations by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the agency’s rule on electronic logging devices (ELDs) is consistent with Congressional directives in recording work hours and duty status, is better than paper logs at Hours of Service compliance, will save lives, does not constitute illegal search and seizure and that the agency has dealt reasonably with the driver harassment issue.

    The response was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
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    Another company that thinks the laws pertain to others.

    A trucking company that was recently involved in an explosion while hauling automobile air bag inflators was ordered to take its vehicles off the road Friday by federal regulators who said they found a long list of serious safety violations.

    Industrial Transit Inc. of LaGrange, Georgia, must immediately halt all operations because the company poses “an imminent hazard to public safety,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said.
    One of the company’s trucks was hauling inflators made by Takata Corp. in August when it crashed, caught fire, exploded and destroyed a house near the small Texas border town of Quemado. A woman in the house was killed, four others were injured and several other houses damaged. The truck was speeding while approaching a curve when the crash occurred, the agency said.

    The small trucking company recently used drivers without commercial licenses, did not perform required drug and alcohol tests, and didn’t follow the requirements of its license to haul hazardous materials, among other violations, the safety administration said in its out-of-service order.
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    TRUCKERS TAKE ON TRUMP OVER ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE RULES
    MOST YEARS, COUNTRY music and diesel engines make the most noise at the Mid-American Trucking Show. However, in the week since the freight industry’s largest annual event ended, top stories from trucking news sites were about a small Q&A session where a convoy of keyed-up truckers took turns griping at Ray Martinez, the man President Trump just put in charge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the federal government’s trucking regulator.
    “It’s amazing to me how many experts there are in trucking that have never set their butt in a truck,” said one irate driver, quoted in Transport Topics, a trade pub that covered the session. That speaker, and many others, were fed up over a new law requiring every driver digitally track the hours they spend on the road, so regulators can better ensure they’re not spending a minute longer behind the wheel than allowed.
    This isn’t just hollering about the surveillance state: The contentious electronic logging device rule has become a focal sore for independent truckers irritated by a rash of related regulations.
    For all the controversy, an electronic logging device, or ELD, is a fairly bland chunk of tech. Essentially, it’s a flash drive that plugs into a truck engine’s control module to track things like whether the engine is running, the odometer, GPS location, and so on. But some drivers are so fed up over the new ELD rule—which law officers began enforcing this week—they’re threatening to climb out of the cab and throw away the keys.
    https://www.wired.com/story/trump-tr...ogging-device/
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