Tag: Large Trucks & CMVs

  • July 29th, 2020

To advance the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mission of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), FMCSA requires CMV drivers and their employers to follow certain rules regarding drug and alcohol testing. These requirements address the frequency of testing, which substances to test for, evaluation and treatment programs, and reporting […]

  • July 21st, 2020

To advance the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mission of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), FMCSA requires CMV drivers and their employers to follow certain rules regarding drug and alcohol testing. These requirements address the frequency of testing, which substances to test for, evaluation and treatment programs, and reporting […]

  • July 14th, 2020

The objective of this study was to prospectively examine a wide array of driver personal and situational factors to determine the prevalence of these factors as well as their relationship to being involved in a crash. This study involved the collection of driver medical, demographic, and other personal factors to examine the relationship between these […]

  • May 21st, 2020

In response to the coronavirus, and the unique needs surrounding the pandemic, the federal government is easing some of its regulations on truckers in order to meet those needs. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a nation-wide emergency declaration allowing truckers to stretch some of the guidelines they normally work under. Specifically the […]

  • May 14th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has likely impacted the U.S. economy like no other event since the Great Depression. Shelter-at-home laws, business closures and “social distancing” have dramatically affected every sector of the economy, from manufacturing to consumer spending. Recent economic analyses indicate that the COVID-related unemployment levels exceeded 20 percent in March 2020 – […]

  • October 22nd, 2019

Trucks move the economy, and they do a superb job. One- and two-day delivery wouldn’t be possible without the nation’s truck army. But when trucks are involved in a crash, the results are often disastrous. How do we make trucking even safer? I recently spoke to the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), which represents about […]

  • October 14th, 2019

The FAST Act requires FMCSA to create a corrective action plan to (1) respond to the deficiencies or opportunities identified in the NAS study, (2) identify the Agency’s plans for addressing such deficiencies or opportunities, and (3) provide a cost estimate with respect to changes in staffing, enforcement, and data collection the Agency must make […]

  • October 14th, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the number of hours per daythat commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are allowed to be on-duty, which includes total driving hours. Currently, property-carrying CMV drivers are allowed a maximum of 14 on-duty hours per day, with an 11-hour daily driving limit. Since 2005, industry concerns over various […]

  • October 14th, 2019

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Transportation Institute received a $7.5 million federal grant to develop an automated trucking fleet to help set industry guidelines for autonomous vehicle technology that could eventually lead to driverless trucks. Virginia Tech’s grant, along with seven others, were part of a $60 million package awarded on Sept. […]