2012

Click on the headings below to view the full regulatory update for that date.

  • Regulatory Updates – Dec. 27, 2012

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a listening session on the issue of entry-level training for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), a requirement from MAP-21.

  • Regulatory Updates – Dec. 17, 2012

    On December 13th, FMCSA issued a Notice and Request for Information announcing the agency’s intention to survey drivers and carriers to gather information on how to prevent driver harassment, as part of the ongoing EOBR rulemaking.

  • Regulatory Updates – Nov. 30, 2012

    Earlier this year, FMCSA announced a series of changes to the CSA program aimed at improving the accuracy of carriers’ scores.

  • Regulatory Updates – Nov. 16, 2012

    On November 13, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to allow the agency to shut down chameleon carriers more quickly.

  • Regulatory Updates – Nov. 2, 2012

    FMCSA amends the FMCSRs to remove the 10-day extension of the 45-day period after which passenger and hazardous materials carriers must cease operations after receiving a proposed unsatisfactory safety rating.

  • Regulatory Updates – Oct. 19, 2012

    On October 18th, FMCSA announced that it will hold a public listening session to solicit information, concepts, ideas, and information on hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for drivers of passenger carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

  • Regulatory Updates – Oct. 5, 2012

    On October 1st, the day that most provisions in MAP21 took effect, FMCSA published guidance in the Federal Register regarding new agricultural exemptions included in the bill.

  • Regulatory Updates – Sept. 14, 2012

    On September 5th, the NTSB released its draft Fiscal Year 2013–2016 Strategic Plan and requested public comment, which the agency expects to publish in October. Comments are due September 19, 2012.

  • Regulatory Updates – Aug. 31, 2012

    On August 28th, FMCSA publically announced a series of changes to the CSA program aimed at improving the accuracy of carriers’ scores.

  • Regulatory Updates – Aug. 17, 2012

    A notice in the August 16th Federal Register provides information on the Agency’s policy regarding the timeliness of New Entrant Corrective Action Submissions.

  • Regulatory Updates – Aug. 3, 2012

    On August 6th, FMCSA will publish a Final Rule addressing two CVSA petitions regarding brake adjustment limits in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).

  • Regulatory Updates – July 20, 2012

    NHTSA has requested comments on a technical report, Feasibility of New Approaches for the Regulation of Motor Vehicle Lighting Performance, which evaluates new approaches for the regulation of motor vehicle lighting performance.

  • Regulatory Updates – July 6, 2012

    On June 27th, FMCSA published in the Federal Register a notice of amendment to enforcement policy regarding Hazardous Materials Out-of-Service Rates and Crash Rates.

  • Regulatory Updates – June 22, 2012

    In June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court posted its schedule for the coming months, which includes the newest court challenge to FMCSA’s HOS rulemaking.

  • Regulatory Updates – June 1, 2012

    This morning, FMCSA made public a notice of regulatory guidance on oilfield exceptions to hours-of-service regulatory requirements.

  • Regulatory Updates – May 18, 2012

    Next week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will publish its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring that electronic stability control systems be installed on ‘heavy vehicles’.

  • Regulatory Updates – May 4, 2012

    On April 26th, FMCSA published a final rule on its Rules of Practice for Motor Carrier, Intermodal Equipment Provider, Broker, Freight Forwarder, and Hazardous Materials proceedings.

  • Regulatory Updates – April 13, 2012

    On April 6th, FMCSA published a notice calling for nominations for the Board of Directors of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan.

  • Regulatory Updates – March 30, 2012

    Earlier this week, FMCSA published a Notice/Request for Comment on changes the agency has proposed for the CSA program.

  • Regulatory Updates – March 16, 2012

    At FMCSA’s request, CVSA has agreed to host one of their EOBR Listening Sessions at the CVSA Workshop in Bellevue, Washington.

  • Regulatory Updates – March 2, 2012

    FMCSA has announced an EOBR listening session, being held in conjunction with the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, on March 23rd.

  • Regulatory Updates – Feb. 17, 2012

    Earlier this week, FMCSA announced, through a Federal Register notice, its intent to move forward with the Electronic On-Board Recorders and Hours of Services rulemaking.

  • Regulatory Updates – Feb. 3, 2012

    At the Alliance’s COHMED conference in southern California this week, FMCSA’s Bill Quade shared some updates on activities at FMCSA.

  • Regulatory Updates – Jan. 20, 2012

    As covered in the last regulatory update, many states are not prepared to meet the January 30th deadline for compliance with new requirements for drivers licensing agencies to proof of medical certification of CMV drivers.

  • Regulatory Updates – Jan. 6, 2012

    Following the December 27th release of the new hours of service rules, reaction from industry and safety groups alike has been largely negative, if a bit muted.