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FMCSA answers 11 frequently asked questions about COVID-19 HOS waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has provided new answers and clarification about the nationwide emergency declaration issued last week.

FMCSA expands HOS waiver for COVID-19 relief haulers

On Wednesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an expanded national emergency declaration to provide regulatory relief for more truckers hauling Coronavirus relief supplies.
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FMCSA to truck stops: ‘Remain open 24 hours’

In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has demanded that truck stops stay open to serve the men and women of the trucking industry who...

Texas waives overweight and alcohol trucking regulations for COVID-19

Authorities in Texas have waived several key trucking regulations in hopes of speeding up deliveries within the state.

FMCSA thanks truckers for coming to the rescue during COVID-19 outbreak

Shortly after issuing a nationwide Hours of Service regulation waiver for truckers hauling Coronavirus relief supplies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) took a moment to thank the men and women of the trucking industry for coming to the aid of a nation in crisis.

FMCSA suspends HOS in all 50 states for Coronavirus outbreak relief haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a nationwide Hours of Service (HOS) relief declaration for motor carriers hauling relief supplies for Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Ohio suspends HOS for truckers operating intrastate for COVID-19

Authorities in Ohio have elected to suspend Hours of Service (HOS) regulations in light of the Coronavirus crisis.

Senator shares video of semi passing school bus on the shoulder

A Minnesota senator recently shared "jaw dropping" dash cam video as a reminder for drivers to pay extra attention around school buses.

FMCSA postpones safety summit to address rising trucker deaths over virus fears

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is postponing a trucking safety summit that was scheduled for next week over worries about the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus.

Six state ‘high volume traffic enforcement’ kicks off Thursday

Troopers in six states are conducting a driver-focused enforcement effort intended to nab criminals starting on Thursday.

Police warn truckers of $2200 fine after major uptick in bridge strikes

Police small Connecticut town is pleading with truckers to pay attention to signage after multiple low bridge strikes in a single week.

‘Diesel Brothers’ to pay $851K for removing pollution control devices

Custom truck makers featured on a popular reality television show have been ordered to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars for allegedly removing pollution control devices from their vehicles.

‘Groundbreaking’ bill to provide federal funding for more truck parking

Last week, lawmakers introduced major bipartisan legislation that would provide funding to create more truck parking spaces.

Troopers catch trucker hauling tree cutter without permit at night

New Hampshire State Police say that they placed a truck driver out of service this week after uncovering numerous violations during a traffic stop.
State to use cameras to catch work zone speeders

Speed enforcement cameras go live in Pennsylvania on Monday

Starting next week, drivers who speed in Pennsylvania work zones can be ticketed by camera.

FMCSA suspends regulations for truckers providing relief to Tennessee tornado victims

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regional declaration exempting truckers providing Tennessee tornado relief supplies from certain regulations.
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