FMCSA opts for proficiency-based driver training requirement
For the first time ever, men and women who want to become truck drivers will first have to successfully complete driver training – albeit without any set time behind the wheel – before getting their CDLs. The rule is effective starting in 2020.
Fix in place to keep 34-hour restart as is for now, pending bill passage
Whether you remember it or not, the 34-hour restart was up in the air for the vast majority of 2016. But it looks as if truck drivers who are fans of using the voluntary provision can breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now.
Speed limiters: Deadline to file comments is midnight tonight
Comments continue to pour in just hours before the deadline on the proposal to mandate speed limiters in vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds. More than 6,500 comments had been submitted on the proposal as of today. The comment period concludes at 12 a.m. ET tonight.
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