FMCSA

FMCSA HOS Rule Changes

FMCSA Hours of Service Final Rule Summary & Notes

FMCSA Hours of Service Final Rule Conference Call Notes By Scopelitis Transportation Consulting On June 1, 2020, the “final rule” making changes to the Hours of Service of Drivers (HOS) rules in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations was published in the Federal Register. Prior to that, at 1:00 EDT on May …

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FMCSA HOS Rule Changes

FMCSA’s Hours of Service Changes: How Will They Affect You?

On May 14, 2020, FMCSA released a “final rule” making four significant changes to its Hours of Service (HOS) rules in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The coming reforms expand split-sleeper berth options given drivers to allow them to split their 10-hour off-duty period into windows of seven hours and three …

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FMCSA Crash Preventability Determination Program

FMCSA Crash Preventability Determination Program Expanded, Made Permanent

Update From Scopelitis Transportation Consulting FMSCA announced Friday that they are expanding and making permanent their Crash Preventability Determination program. Beginning this week, FMCSA will start accepting preventability determination requests on an expanded set of crash scenarios, including a new “rare or unusual” category. Crashes determined to be not-preventable will be noted on the carrier’s …

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FMCSA Issued a Temporary Waiver

FMCSA Temporary Waiver for Expiring CDLs, CLPs, Operator’s Licenses & Medical Cards

By Dave Osiecki & P. Sean Garney of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC On March 24, 2020, FMCSA issued a temporary waiver for commercial drivers whose CDLs, CLPs, operator’s licenses, and/or medical cards have expired, or are set to expire after March 1, 2020. The waiver, effective immediately and valid through June 30, 2020, comes in …

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Personal Conveyance

Personal Conveyance Under ELD: A World of Confusion

Confused by personal conveyance rules under ELD? You’re not alone. Personal conveyance has long been a source of confusion for the industry because rules dictating appropriate use are vague. Compounding matters is law enforcement’s keen focus on personal conveyance as a possible source of hours of service fraud. Fortunately, Dave Osiecki and the team at …

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FMCSA ELD Compliance Audits

FMCSA ELD Compliance Audits: What to Expect

FMCSA ELD Compliance Audits are the next step you need to prepare for. Now that the ELD mandate is in full effect, many carriers are wondering how it will be enforced. Roadside inspections are one aspect, but carriers will also be subject to FMCSA ELD compliance audits and investigations of ELD records. What is a …

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Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse 3 months in

[Webinar] The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse 3 Months In, More

The FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse 3 months in is now in full effect, and more than 8,000 violations have been flagged as a result. And yet, confusion remains: Of the 8,000 drivers who have failed a drug test since the database was launched, some could remain behind the wheel. Since there’s no mechanism for …

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Drug & Alcohol Enforcement

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Enforcement: What to Expect

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse enforcement: Now that the Clearinghouse is well underway, many carriers and drivers are wondering what shape the enforcement will take. On January 6, 2020, enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules began. To be compliant, motor carriers who hire and employ CDL drivers …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: News from the Industry

Selected news items on COVID-19 and trucking that may impact your business. As of March 17, 2020: Pennsylvania shuts its rest stops to all activity, including parking Freightwaves Pennsylvania has closed all 35 of its highway rest stops to all activity following the declaration of a state of emergency. Read More Van rates rise as consumers …

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