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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for September 21

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of September 21, 2020: FMCSA Extends Waivers for CDLs, Medical Certificates Scopelitis Transportation Consulting Friday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a waiver extending the terms of several existing waivers set to expire September 30, 2020. This latest action waives: The maximum […]

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Ask the Regulatory Expert

Ask the Regulatory Expert – See the Video Clips

If you missed our Ask the Regulatory Expert webinar last week, you missed some excellent information for managing your fleet through the FMCSA’s new regulations. Expert Dave Osiecki, formerly of the American Trucking Associations, answered a variety of key questions on subjects including: HOS Final Rule Changes Short Haul & 30-Minute Rest Break Split Sleeper

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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 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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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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Top 50 Drug Alcohol Clearinghouse Questions

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Questions: Top 50 Answered

Our recent webinar on the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse generated more questions than we could answer during the live presentation. So we asked Dave Osiecki, our speaker and expert, if he and his team would answer the additional questions in a report. He was kind enough to agree, and we’re happy to offer that resource

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