2014

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

  • Regulatory Updates – December 19, 2014

    On December 18, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Final Rule making changes to Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) requirements.

  • Regulatory Updates – December 5, 2014

    On November 28, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued anAdvance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), soliciting feedback on a rulemaking the agency is considering that would increase the minimum levels of financial responsibility for motor carriers.

  • Regulatory Updates – November 21, 2014

    On November 21, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published several updates on Special Permit Applications.

  • Regulatory Updates – November 7, 2014

    On November 7, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice and request for comment related to the agency’s intent to initiate an Information Collection Request (ICR) regarding Entry Level Driver Training.

  • Regulatory Updates – October 23, 2014

    On October 23, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published several updates on Special Permit Applications.

  • Regulatory Updates – October 10, 2014

    On October 10, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice of Final Disposition granting a limited 2-year exemption to Van Hool N.V. and Coach USA (Van Hool/Coach USA) that will allow Coach USA/Megabus to operate double deck motorcoaches constructed with a sleeper berth than has an exit that does not meet the minimum dimensional requirements specified in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).

  • Regulatory Updates – September 26, 2014

    On September 25, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issues a notice notice extending the comment period for the agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Reverse Logistics of Hazardous Materials.

  • Regulatory Updates – September 12, 2014

    On September 12, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice and Request for Comments on the agency’s plan to revise and extend an Information Collection Request (ICR) entitled “Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations.”

  • Regulatory Updates – August 29, 2014

    On August 29, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published Notice and Request for Comments on the agency’s intent to study the impacts of driver compensation on safety.

  • Regulatory Updates – August 12, 2014

    On August 12, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued aNotice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to address certain matters identified in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Act of 2012 related to the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety’s Approvals and Permits Division.

  • Regulatory Updates – August 1, 2014

    On August 1, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice and Request for Comments regarding licensing and testing standards for commercial drivers.

  • Regulatory Updates – July 18, 2014

    On July 15, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations by establishing standards for the safe transportation of bulk explosives.

  • Regulatory Updates – July 2, 2014

    On July 2, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice seeking comment on an application for exemption from Mobileye, Inc. to allow interstate motor carriers to install Mobileye’s camera-based collision avoidance system (CAS) system at either the bottom or top of the windshield, within the swept area of the windshield wipers.

  • Regulatory Updates – June 20, 2014

    The deadline for comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) regarding Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) is June 26, 2014. CVSA submitted comments on June 19, 2014.

  • Regulatory Updates – June 6, 2014

    On June 5, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an Interpretative Rule and Statement of Policy related to the Agency’s adjudicated citations policy, which was published on December 2, 2013.

  • Regulatory Updates – May 23, 2014

    Update on Relevant Regulations: ATA Seeks Oil/Natural Gas HOS Exemption On May 23, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an application from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) for an exemption from the 14-hour pr

  • Regulatory Updates – May 9, 2014

    On May 12, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish guidance on two issues involving roadside inspection of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) equipped with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).

  • Regulatory Updates – April 14, 2014

    On April 15, 2014, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published its monthly Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings.

  • Regulatory Updates – March 28, 2014

    On March 28, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially published their Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) regarding Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs, previously EOBRs).

  • Regulatory Updates – March 14, 2014

    On March 13, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released their Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) regarding Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs, previously EOBRs).

  • Regulatory Updates – February 28, 2014

    On February 20th, FMCSA officially released the Agency’s proposal for a National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for CMV drivers.

  • Regulatory Updates – February 14, 2016

    Earlier this week, FMCSA announced the pending release of the agency’s proposal for a National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for CMV drivers.

  • Regulatory Updates – January 31, 2014

    On January 22, FMCSA issued a Final Rule giving the agency more authority to shut down motor carriers who have displayed a history of purposely violating safety regulations.

  • Regulatory Updates – January 17, 2014

    Electronic logging devices (ELDs) – publication is schedule for January 29.

  • Regulatory Updates – January 3, 2014

    The Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for documenting HOS compliance has been delayed again.