Category: Regulations

  • FMCSA Rules and Regulation Refresher

    FMCSA Rules and Regulation Refresher

    In 2020, 4,014 people lost their lives in collisions with commercial motor vehicles. These fatalities involved drivers of passenger cars 68% of the time and drivers of commercial vehicles 15% of the time. 16% of the fatalities are pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Compared to 2009, when it was at its lowest level since fatal crash […]

  • Covid-19 Hours of Service Extension

    Covid-19 Hours of Service Extension

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) latest notification, it plans to continue the national emergency warrants extension that is exempted from certain requirements in 49 CFR Part 395 (maximum driving time) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for the fifty states and the District of Columbia. What is FMCSA’s Declaration […]

  • Roadside DOT Inspection Levels

    Roadside DOT Inspection Levels

    The purpose of a roadside inspection on individual commercial motor vehicles and drivers is to determine if they are in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). In the event of serious violations, the inspection may result in the issuance of driver or vehicle OOS orders. These violations […]

  • Roadcheck (blitz) Dates and Structure for 2022 – Focus: Wheel Ends

    Roadcheck (blitz) Dates and Structure for 2022 – Focus: Wheel Ends

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the International Roadcheck dates and structure for 2022. The event is designed to help ensure that commercial vehicles are safe and compliant with the new safety regulations. The goal is to reduce fatalities and injuries in the commercial transportation industry.   Quick Facts International Roadcheck began in […]

  • Drug and Alcohol ClearingHouse Statistics

    Drug and Alcohol ClearingHouse Statistics

    What is the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse? The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. An act of Congress directed […]

  • 28 Common Questions About Driver Logs and Record of Duty Status

    28 Common Questions About Driver Logs and Record of Duty Status

    View regulations for Part 395 Question 1: How should a change of duty status for a short period of time be shown on the driver’s record of duty status? Guidance: Short periods of time (less than 15 minutes) may be identified by drawing a line from the appropriate on-duty (not driving) or driving line to […]